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WhatsApp Working on Interoperability With Other Encrypted Messaging Apps

February 7, 2024

Via: MacRumors

As part of its compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislation, WhatsApp is putting the final touches to introducing platform interoperability with other encrypted messaging apps.

In September, EU lawmakers designated WhatsApp parent company Meta as one of six so-called “gatekeepers,” along with Google, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, and Microsoft, giving them six months to begin opening up their core platform services to others.

The DMA comes into full effect in March 2024. That leaves just a few weeks for WhatsApp and others to bring their services into compliance. However, Wired reports that WhatsApp has actually been working on interoperability for the past two years, and its work is only partially motivated by the looming DMA.

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