The EU wants messages to be crossed between all messaging apps

Messaging

It is undoubtedly one of the most outstanding news of the week. The European Union wants to put an end to the current monopolies of the great mobile messaging applications, and has got down to work, with a bill that will undoubtedly benefit us users a lot.

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 an Android user can receive it on their WhatsApp… 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 to each other.

This package of laws is intended for those applications that are very popular, with more than 45 million active users per month or 10.000 active corporate users per year. So all the most used that we know will have to abide by these new laws in Europe, in the event that they are approved.

An idea that seems simple and useful for users, but that will undoubtedly be a headache for the developers of the different current messaging applications. A process, which will be long and expensive.

First, because it will be necessary to create a protocol that is compatible with all platforms, and second, that each developer can apply it to their specific application, since the systems that each app uses are very different, as well as the encryption protocols, for example. .

Should such laws be passed, the EU will have to give developers some time so that they can implement said new regulations on their platforms. We'll see how things end...


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