The European Commission has designated Google as a gatekeeper under the new Digital Markets Act (DMA), which aims to increase competition in the tech industry. To adhere to the DMA, Google must change products like search, maps, and its app store on Android devices. It also allows users to select which messaging apps they want pre-installed on their devices rather than being limited to the default apps. Default AppsThe DMA will allow consumers to select the default apps they prefer on their devices. MessagingThe DMA’s new interoperability rules will require messaging platforms that serve as gatekeepers to open up and connect with other messaging services.