WhatsApp Third-Party Chat Support


FEB 07, 2023

WhatsApp is preparing to roll out third-party chat support ahead of the Digital Markets Act deadline.

Dick Brouwer, an engineering director at WhatsApp, discussed the company's readiness for interoperability.

The EU mandated messaging interoperability under DMA in 2022.

Meta is also working on adding support for other chat apps to Messenger.

Brouwer highlighted the importance of making the experience opt-in to prevent spam and scams.

Apps consolidating multiple messaging services, like Beeper, have gained attention recently.