Visual content has permeated written communication of all types in the last few years—most notably with the influx of short format communication platforms, emojis, GIFs, and more. The dramatic impact this non-text-based content has on e-discovery and uncovering insights is staggering. Thankfully, e-discovery tools increasingly possess functionality to help practitioners identify, classify and review images in a near native manner to preserve context and accelerate time to insight.

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The Visual Invasion

The “work from home” revolution in 2020 accelerated an already rapid adoption of short format communication tools, ushering in more informal communication styles. From Slack to Teams, SMS to informal emails, this informality created an opportunity for people to inject more personalized and image-based content into not just their personal but also their business lives.