New rules designed to rein in the dominance of big tech companies are coming into force in the EU.
Under the Digital Markets Act (DMA), technology giants such as Google and Apple could be made to open up their services and platforms to other firms and developers.
Messaging apps, for example, may be required to collaborate with smaller rival apps.
gatekeepers to allow their users to send and receive messages via the platform of the larger firm
Large corporations, on the other hand, will not be required to make more advanced features interoperable right away. Audio and video calls between two individual users or groups of end users on different platforms will not be possible for the next four years, according to the plans.