WhatsApp Makes a Play for Interoperability: Chat with Friends on Signal & Telegram Directly

Users of WhatsApp could soon be able to chat users of other applications like Telegram and Signal. This WhatsApp chat interoperability feature was created in response to European rules known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which gives large firms, sometimes known as “gatekeepers,” six months to enable communication between various messaging apps. This information is based on a report published by WABetaInfo.

Version 2.24.5.18 of the WhatsApp beta was found to include this feature. According to the screenshot included in the report, WhatsApp is currently developing a feature that will allow users to disable the chat interoperability service in a future software version. According to the article, users will have the option to select which third-party apps they wish to share messages with on the messaging platform. Users will be able to manage which external services receive their data as a result. They will have the freedom to select apps that they completely trust and to uninstall them at any time.

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You could soon be able to exchange messages from WhatsApp on other apps.
Notably, you won’t be able to send or receive messages in third-party apps when you stop the chat interoperability service. After that, these conversations will enter read-only mode and stay viewable within WhatsApp until you choose to remove them.

The company has not yet disclosed a release date for this feature, which is still in development. In response to the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) rules, WhatsApp’s engineering director, Dick Brouwer, announced to Wired magazine that the chat interoperability functionality will soon be released to WhatsApp. Initially, calls and group conversations would not be prioritized in favor of messages, media files, and documents.

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