Have you ever imagined centralizing all your conversations from different applications in one place? Once again, the Whatsapp decided to innovate and is testing a function that will make it possible to receive messages from other applications within the messenger itself. With this, WhatsApp could become a kind of “message center”, being able to show messages received via Telegram, Messenger, among other chat apps.
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The “Third-Party Chats” function was made available in the TestFlight iOS app in the penultimate week of January. With the new tool, WhatsApp aims to adapt to the European Union’s Digital Markets Law, which seeks to regulate the behavior of large technology companies.
The law in the European Union was called interoperability, a term that consists of the ability for users of different applications to exchange messages even without having a WhatsApp account. According to experts, the action generates more diverse and inclusive communication, which could improve the user experience with communication.
How will the WhatsApp messaging center work?
In screenshots released by WABetaInfo, a new area will be inserted in the application, above the archived conversations. Named “Third Party Chats” (loosely translated as “Third Party Chats”), the tab will contain messages received in other applications. This way, users will be able to concentrate their messages from apps like Telegram and Discord in just one place.
European legislation states that companies that have a large digital impact must enable users to communicate through other applications. In article 7 of the law, users will be able to have control over the resource. In other words, the function can be activated manually by those who wish.
However, it is not yet known when the tool will be officially launched and whether this will be a feature released only in Europe. However, the expectation is that the new feature will be released in the next update of the application. Another expected point is that the tool will initially only be available in the European Union, but distributed worldwide later.