Here’s how the WhatsApp iPhone app will work with third-party messaging services to appease EU lawmakers

Here's how the WhatsApp iPhone app will work with third-party messaging services to appease EU lawmakers 3

Given all the noise surrounding Apple, its iPhone App Store, and the EU’s Digital Markets Act, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Cupertino outfit is the only one that is having to make changes to adhere to new rules. But that’s far from the case, with the meta-owned WhatsApp having to make a few changes of its own. Those changes will see something that many thought would never happen — and it might not have happened if it wasn’t for the DMA.

That change is an upcoming WhatsApp update that will allow third-party messaging platforms to effectively hook into its network, bringing their own messages to the WhatsApp app on iPhones and other devices. There’s a potential future where iMessages may one day appear in WhatsApp and WhatsApp messages could be received in the Messages app on Apple’s devices. That’s a way off right now, but WhatsApp is getting ready to allow third-party access as and when it’s required.

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