those of the EU newly agreed Digital Markets Act could require messaging app developers to make their apps work together if it ends up being passed. In the EU press releaseIt says that lawmakers have agreed that the companies behind WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage must make their apps “interoperable” with smaller messaging platforms if developers so wish.
Here is the relevant part of the EU statement:
During a nearly eight-hour trilogue (trilogue talks between Parliament, Council and Commission), EU lawmakers agreed that the biggest messaging services (like Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger or iMessage) must open up and work with smaller messaging platforms if they request this. Users smaller or…
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/24/22995431/european-union-digital-markets-act-imessage-whatsapp-interoperable New EU law could oblige iMessage and WhatsApp to work with other, smaller platforms