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Open Telegram message by specified channel(or)group/messageID.

This shortcut constructs the standard URL to a specific Telegram message in a public channel or group via two Ask for Input actions:

  1. The @ name of the subject channel/group (without the @.) Ex: extratone
  2. The numeric message ID of the subject message. Ex: 9911 The two are then combined: https://t.me/extratone/9911, which is copied to the clipboard and opened in Telegram via an Open URLs action.

Upon installation, you’ll be prompted to set default values for both, but neither are required.

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URL List ⇨ Telegram Shortcut

Send URLs in separate messages to a specified contact in Telegram.

Video Demo

Note: I have only been able to get Telegram for iOS’ shortcut actions to work when using my full 10-digit number + international code (+15738234380.) My own number is the only one I’ve actually tried (I originally created this shortcut for my own use, which is excusively within my “Saved Messages” chat.)

Using a Get URLs from Input action, this shortcut sends a list of links as single-message-per-URL messages to a contact of your specification via Telegram. It can be added to the share sheet to receieve Text, Rich Text, and URLs. Otherwise, it will retrieve a list of links from the clipboard. — -

Clipboard ⇨ Telegram Message Shortcut

Send clipboard text to phone number-based contact in Telegram.

This shortcut uses Telegram Messenger for iOStg://msg?text= URL scheme to send text from the clipboard to an internationally-formated phone number (without hypens +15738234380) specified at install. “Send” isn’t entirely accurate - this shortcut results in a state one step before actually sending a message. That is, it opens the specified chat in the app and populates the text entry field. (See this GIF.)

tg://msg?text=[clipboard]&to=[phone#]

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Handset is David Blue, currently diving deep into the State of iPhone, 2021. It’s a pretty good name for an actual Medium publication though, right? Maybe you should contact us…

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Editor-in-Chief, Neoyokel, Angst Wrangler. Writes about technology and culture intersecting across time and class. | davidblue@extratone.com

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