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If the rumours are anything to go by, WhatsApp users are in for some changes ahead. While the messaging platform owned by Facebook hasn't revealed anything yet, reliable sources have reported on what we can expect in the near future.

The Sun has done their research and chatted to the sources, and here's what they've found.

Dark Mode

No, it's not the creepy dark mode we've come to know if you want to search for something dodgy on Google. This feature turns your WhatsApp interface into dark mode, so that the reflection is easier on your eyes.

Instead of a light background with black text, the background will become black with white text. The aim is to assist the user's eyes when using the app at night. It will probably also be easier for the person next to you if you're prone to using the app at night before you fall asleep.


Self-destructing Messages

This is a strange feature but could probably come in handy if you've got messages you want no one to see, even if they have your password.

As the user, you will be allowed to set a time limit for how long your messages will show. Once the time limit has been reached, the app will delete the message immediately.

While many believe this feature is meant for the cheaters of the world, it could also be a matter of privacy for some, while it could save us some space on their phone's memory for others. Either way, it's sure to cause some excitement.

You will be able to choose whether your posts vanish – so far it looks like the options will be one hour, one day, one week, one month or one year.


Reverse Search Image

If you've been catfished before, sorry. But, there's good news ahead! Another new feature rumoured to be rolled out by WhatsApp soon, is the reverse search image option.

That means you will be able to click on an image to see where it originally came from. The source will be identified so as to make it easier to see if it truly is an original photo or something downloaded from the web.

With over two billion users worldwide, the new features should come in handy to at least a few million.

Watch the Praize Tech video below for more on the new WhatsApp features coming soon.

Image credits: Paul Thurrott, The Live Mirror and The Verge

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