Apple’s iMessage avoids EU regulation after a prolonged investigation and won’t be forced to work with WhatsApp and others

Apple's iMessage avoids EU regulation after a prolonged investigation and won't be forced to work with WhatsApp and others 3

Following months of investigation, the European Commission has confirmed that it will not designate Apple’s iMessage instant messaging platform as a gatekeeper, saving it from regulation that would require it to be opened up to third parties.

The commission had been discussing whether iMessage met the minimum threshold to be called a gatekeeper in the messaging space, with Microsoft’s Bing also under investigation for its place in the search market. Microsoft’s Edge browser and advertising business was also under investigation.

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