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

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Now that the EU’s new rules for digital “gatekeepers” are live, Meta is ready to tell everyone how WhatsApp and Messenger will offer end-to-end encryption (E2EE) while complying with the Digital Markets Act’s (DMA) third-party chat requirements.

The DMA requires that Meta “must be ready to enable interoperability with other services within three months of receiving a request,” but according to the blog post, actually turning it on for public use could take longer than that. The requirements also only mandate support for one-on-one chats and sharing files like images, videos, or voice messages “in year one” of the new regulation before they expand over time to include group chats and calls.
 

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Meta is working on a way to offer end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp and Messenger while still complying with the EU's Digital Markets Act. This act requires Meta to enable interoperability with other services within three months of a request. However, the actual public implementation might take longer. Initially, this will only cover one-on-one chats and file sharing, with group chats and calls to be included later.
 

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