WhatsApp Gears Up To Provide Support For Taking Messages From Other Similar Texting Apps

It appears that Meta’s popular texting platform WhatsApp is gearing up to provide support for texts arising from other third-party apps.

This means the company is ready to take on messages coming from apps that are very similar to the platform itself, sparking a unique trend. The news is deemed to be a part of the app’s latest Android beta variant of the platform.

The company has even included a new component that’s solely restricted for such a purpose too.

Thanks to details provided by WABetainfo, the latest beta will now be featuring an innovative tab that is called Third Party Chats. For now, the offering is yet to be functional but it definitely holds an integral place in terms of including new features that enable users of similar messaging platforms to roll out texts to users of the app.

This new component is getting further developments thanks to the latest DMA by the EU. Such laws are designed to allocate those apps serving as gatekeepers online.

Hence, we can see how this would ensure all gatekeepers allow third parties to operate within their respective services domain in a specific situation.

During the start of this month, more news made the air about how the EC is already labeling six firms and close to 22 services that it feels work as gatekeepers online. Moreover, one of those has been revealed to be Meta and the service was outlined to be WhatsApp.

Therefore, such apps that were named and added to the list would need to comply with the law within a period of six months. And that’s probably the real reason why such new sections appear across the Android Beta of the platform.

But it’s all still very unclear in terms of how chats linked to third parties are going to function through WhatsApp. Moreover, one particular feature that so many people are likely to adore has to do with the E2E message encryption.

This would simply add greater access toward chats belonging to third parties and would include those that usually do not already make use of such security-related features. And that can turn out to be a major issue, for obvious reasons.

Similarly, we are not sure if the app providing support for this feature is solely limited to those in the EU or whether Meta will extend it further to include other global markets. We’re going to learn so much about this new offering and how it functions soon.

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