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Facebook is planning some MAJOR changes to its Messenger chat app

Facebook is planning some MAJOR changes to its Messenger chat app

Facebook is believed to have a number of awesome new features planned for its Messenger appGETTY

Facebook is believed to have a number of awesome new features planned for its Messenger app

Facebook is planning two new headline features for its Facebook Messenger app, new code buried in the latest app has revealed.

According to The Information, the code hints at Facebook’s future plans to roll-out mobile payments within the app.

Facebook Messenger already allows users in the United States to send money to one another inside the app.

But this new feature is expected to make the service more of .

Smartphone owners could be able to use the Facebook app to tap-and-pay, simialr to a contactless Credit or Debit Card.

The code hints at Facebook's future plans to roll-out mobile payments within the appFACEBOOK • IG

The code hints at Facebook’s future plans to roll-out mobile payments within the app

It is unclear from the code whether Facebook is planning to partner with an existing payment service to power its rival system, or develop its own.

Facebook Messenger would be joining an already crowded marketplace, with NFC-powered , and Samsung already available.

Whether customers are willing to adopt Facebook Messenger as their default payment solution remains to be seen.

Other new features coming soon to Messenger include new sharing options, which will let Facebook users grab quotes from articles and send updates to a group chat.

The Information has also unearthed code that alludes to “secret conversations” coming soon to the app.

Secret conversations is likely to refer to a move to encrypted messages – a move recently made by Facebook-owned chat app, WhatsApp.