This is undoubtedly one of the most striking news of the week. The European Union wants to end the current monopolies of large mobile messaging apps, and got to work, with a bill that will undoubtedly greatly benefit us users.
European lawmakers want all messaging apps to be able to cross your messages and chats. In other words, for example, you can send a message with the Messages app on your iPhone and receive it on your WhatsApp as an Android user… take it now.
The European Union is working on its project Digital Markets Act (DMA), a series of laws that, if passed, will make different messaging apps work with each other. iMessage, Telegram, Signal, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and others will need to be able to send and receive messages from each other.
This set of laws is intended for very popular applications, with more than 45 million active users
An idea that seems simple and useful for users, but that will undoubtedly be a headache for the developers of the various current messaging applications. A process, which will be long and expensive
Firstly, because it will be necessary to create a protocol compatible with all platforms, and secondly, that each developer can apply it to his specific application, since the systems that each application uses are very different, as well as the encryption protocols, for example. .
Should such laws be adopted, the EU will have to give developers time so that they can implement said new regulations on their platforms. We’ll see how things end…