Meta explains how WhatsApp’s encrypted chats will work with third-party providers

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Now that the EU’s new guidelines for digital “gatekeepers” are reside, Meta is able to inform everybody how WhatsApp and Messenger will supply end-to-end encryption (E2EE) whereas complying with the Digital Markets Act’s (DMA) third-party chat necessities.

The DMA requires that Meta “should be able to allow interoperability with different providers inside three months of receiving a request,” however in line with the weblog put up, really turning it on for public use might take longer than that. The necessities additionally solely mandate assist for one-on-one chats and sharing information like pictures, movies, or voice messages “in yr one” of the brand new regulation earlier than they develop over time to incorporate group chats and calls.

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