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What’s your preferred messaging platform for scripting bots?

I use several apps atm: slack, messenger, viber, whatsapp, discord - but I use them only for communication, and never tried to write bots for them. So now I have an idea to automate something, and now I am in question, which app should I choose for receiving push notifications, and perhaps taking appropriate action (be it buttons or commands)?

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    telegram
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    Telegram. Just recently started using it because I wanted some way of getting notified both on my desktop and on my phone of what's up on my NAS. It's super straightforward to set up bots, the way I did it is I set up an individual bot for several different apps and for the system itself, then added them to a group so that I have relevant notifications in one place.

    Mind you, it might not work for you, as in my case the bots are just a means for the apps to send some read-only info to me, i.e. it's not directly actionable. There might be a way to make them interactive, but I haven't researched that.
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    @yellow-dog so why it’s better than others? Before you said security, in regards of security why it’s better than, for example, signal?
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    @SevenDeadlyBugs 7 trillion bot libraries, and you can make one in like 5 loc. As for security, ion care as long as its e2e.
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    wow
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    @yellow-dog Telegrams secret chats are e2e to some extend, the rest of the service isn't!
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    Signal in my case. A friend managed to write a CLI based signal gateway and I wrote a bot-ish system for that
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    @linuxxx If i have to choose between a server that stores my messages plaintext in a json file and signal, ill choose the json, thanks.
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    @yellow-dog Fair enough but how has that anything to do with e2e encryption?
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