iMessage will not be subject to the new rules from the European Union and Apple will not need to make the messenger available on Android and in competing services. This was reported by Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources familiar with the situation.

As part of the European Digital Markets Act, iMessage may not be deemed popular enough among business users to justify the extension of the rules to it.

If iMessage is ruled to be subject to the Digital Markets Act, Apple will be forced to open iMessage to competing online messaging services such as WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger.

We would like to remind you that other Apple services, such as the App Store, Safari, and iOS, are also being considered under this law. Recently, in order to avoid falling under the new law, the company claimed that Safari on iOS, iPadOS, and macOS are actually three different browsers.