It will impact your favorite apps and services

Last week the Digital Markets Act (DMA) has taken an important step towards its application with the first agreement reached by European Union lawmakers for its approval. This new regulation aims to defeat some of the most important technology companies in the world, such as Google, Apple, Meta and Amazon, among others, with the introduction of measures that will significantly affect the operation of some of their most important services. . .

But what would be the most significant changes that would come into effect once the Digital Markets Act is finally approved? It is worth mentioning that the scope of the legislation is quite wide and its impact will be seen in the use of mobile app stores, messaging services, search engines and software, to name a few. some examples. Of course, we are talking about direct effects on the user experience; there will also be many other obligations and prohibitions that companies will have to respect, but which will surely not be made public.

It is also important to mention that the law on digital markets will not come into force for a few months. The European Commission’s most optimistic projection points to October as the target, but analysts believe that could only happen after 2023.

Below we review some of the changes more important that users will experience once the legislation is implemented.

Messaging Services Interoperability

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By far, it is the novelty that has had the most impact in recent days. It is that the first agreement of the Digital Markets Law envisages the interoperability of messaging services. This means that users will be able to send and receive messages, regardless of the application used by a person or another.