Video: This is the interoperability of WhatsApp with other messaging apps

The Digital Markets Law and the Digital Services Law They are forcing large technology companies to make a series of changes to their applications and services, in some cases of great significance. That happens to WhatsAppwho has been working on the required interoperability with other messaging appsso that a user can send a message from the Meta app and it will be received in, for example, Telegramif it wanted to gain that compatibility, something that has not shown signs until now.

Meta recently commented on some aspects of what this interoperability will be like, which will require other apps to sign an agreement with Mark Zuckerberg's company. and follow their terms to connect with the infrastructure of WhatsApp. Now, in a video published by TheSpAndroid, we can see more of the third-party chats and how the option will be activated and other messaging apps will be selected.

The media explains that it has managed to partially enable third-party chats that will appear in the section Account of the Settings of the app. After tapping on the option Third party chatsa new screen informs the user that they are messaging someone in a third-party app, which “may use different end-to-end encryption” and “handle your data differently than WhatsApp does,” plus Spam and scams may be more common than in the Meta app, which is saying something.

After clicking on Activatea new screen warns that in this way other apps will access your phone number, but not the name and profile image, and that WhatsApp cannot see third-party chats. Also that Users blocked on WhatsApp will be able to contact again from other apps and that some features such as stickers, reactions and temporary messages are not available with third parties.

tapping on Continue You reach the screen to select a third-party app, which is shown empty here because WhatsApp is still developing this functionality. If the button appears Keep.

Going back one screen you access the third party chat settings with the option to deactivate them and where the apps to which the user has connected are also listed. If you want to deactivate the function, a message warns that existing third-party chats They will be read-only and will remain on the device until the user decides to delete them.

Returning to the screen with WhatsApp chats, you see that third-party chats are grouped together in a folder of the same name shown before exclusive WhatsApp chats.