Thumbs up emoji sent on text message sufficient to show valid contract: Canadian court

"This appears to be the new reality in Canadian society and courts will have to be ready to meet the new challenges that may arise from the use of emojis and the like," the court remarked in its judgment.
Thumbs up emoji, contract
Thumbs up emoji, contract

A court in Canada recently upheld the validity of a contract on the basis of a “thumbs up" or "👍" emoji used by one of the parties in a text message, which the Court found indicated that the party had approved the contract. [South West Terminal Ltd. v Achter Land & Cattle Ltd]

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