Not wanting to start a long discussion, I prefer matrix as well, however it lacks a real good desktop client compared to telegram.
I have a linux machine, but #matrix stays locked on the phone.
The web client is too heavy and the login every time is too annoying.
Telegram has by far one of the best desktop clients for a messanger that I have ever seen!
I would be happy if somebody would code a similiar client for #matrix.
@Billie On phone, I use Element.
On desktop, I use element in Ferdi (basically the web version) but I have heard some good things about Nheko Reborn and Fluffy.
My dad (a non-techie) uses Syphon on his phone.
A friend of mine uses Gomuks (a terminal client)
That's the magic of the Matrix protocol.
There are plenty of options around.
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