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Telegram is the best messenger that exists right now. I use it for personal messaging, following many group chats & channels. I run a channel of my own too where I post a stream of things I liked & thought about.

I also created macOS/iOS Automation & Karabiner groups.

I mapped my most visited chats with KM macros that call URL schemes like so:

This lets me jump between many chats instantly. For other chats I use the channel switcher. I also use smart folders:

I can then on macOS use ⌘ + 1/2/3 to switch between the folders. And on iOS, swipe left and right or click. The folders are: Personal Messages (1 to 1 chats), Groups, Channels, Bots.

Telebot, grammY, Telegraf, typegram are great bot libraries.

Remove Join Group Messages is nice bot to add to groups to remove user joined messages.

Also use Telegram's Saved Messages for quick todos/notes. Tweets I want to act on soon, random thoughts etc. Until I build an app for it.

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