WhatsApp is soon going to add a feature that users have never imagined before.
The Meta-owned messaging app is testing a third-party chat option to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act.
This is a feature of WhatsApp through which users will be able to chat with friends on other messaging apps like Telegram and Signal etc.
According to a report by WABetaInfo, this feature has been hinted at in beta version 126.96.36.199 of WhatsApp for Android devices.
Currently this feature is not accessible even in the beta version and it is still being worked on.
WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger are the most popular messaging platforms in Europe, but a new European law requires technology companies to enable chat portability.
Along with WhatsApp, Meta is also working on introducing cross-platform messaging features in Facebook Messenger.
It should be noted that under the Digital Markets Act, major technology companies such as Amazon, Meta, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet have been given a deadline of April 2024 to implement the new rules.
Under this new act, messaging services will have to ensure the feature of cross-platform messaging.
In line with the Digital Markets Act, Meta and Microsoft are also planning to introduce their own app stores to break the monopoly of Google and Apple.