Author: Donovan Cheah (Partner, Donovan & Ho)
Whatsapp is a text messaging application that is used by more than 1 billion users in more than 180 countries. Its use has become so prevalent that it has become a primary mode of communication for many individuals. Many parties now use Whatsapp even for business purposes, such as communicating with clients, sending documents or even negotiating contracts.
As lawyers, one of the questions we get asked frequently is whether Whatsapp messages can be adduced as evidence in court.