WhatsApp Inc, will be introducing four new features in 2020. Here is a list of the four new features coming to WhatsApp as users look up to user friendly options in the year.
Dark theme/mode: The popular messaging app will provide the Android version of the dark theme update after working with the beta version of the app.
Disappearing messages: This feature will enable users to automatically delete messages after a stipulated period in both group chats and personal direct conversations. This automatically means users will be able to set the messages to be deleted by default after an hour, a day, a week, a month or a year.
Ads: The platform plans to start inserting promos into WhatsApp Status posts from 2020. this was repeatedly revealed at the 2019 Facebook Marketing Summit in the Netherlands. WaBetaInfo describes the ads as ”status advertisements”. WhatsApp said; ‘they won’t be invasive and they will appear very rarely between a lot of status updates. This feature is currently available on WhatsApp’s sister-app ‘Instagram’.
Reverse Image Search: Whatsapp has been tagged as a major medium of choice for spreading fake news. A recent report by the Center for Democracy and Development and the University of Birmingham on Whatsapp’s role during Nigeria’s February elections showed that parents and grandparents as the ‘biggest sharers’ of misinformation. The platform plans to fight the spread of fake news with a new feature called the reverse image search tool. This lets you figure out the original sender of any image.