WhatsApp to Allow Third-Party Chat Support in New Beta Release:  Cross-Platform Messaging

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WhatsApp is all set to integrate with other messaging platforms by introducing a “chat interoperability” feature in an upcoming update.


This move is a response to the European Union’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), which aims to increase competition in the digital space.

No Need for WhatsApp

The upcoming ‘chat interoperability’ feature will allow users to connect (chat) with contacts even though they don’t have WhatsApp themselves.

Beta Version

The feature, currently in development, was discovered in WhatsApp Android beta version

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How It Works

Users need to enable interoperability to exchange messages beyond WhatsApp’s ecosystem via the app.


While end-to-end encryption will be maintained, WhatsApp advises users to exercise caution because different messaging apps may use varying encryption protocols.

Privacy Concerns

Cross-platform communication could potentially increase exposure to spam and scams as every app has its own privacy policies.

EU Consumers

Despite these challenges, this strategic move by WhatsApp offers EU consumers more flexibility and choice in online communication.

It’s not yet known whether these changes will apply globally or only in the EU; However, WhatsApp third-party app support is significant step in Cross-Platform Messaging.

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