Widespread Zoom Outage Wreaks Havoc on Work-At-Home Monday, Online Classes
11:08 GMT 23.08.2021 (Updated: 10:38 GMT 19.07.2022)
Video-conferencing apps have kept life going during these times of pandemic, when working and studying from home became part of the new normal. However, glitches in the internet still present sizeable obstacles to the smooth completion of all the tasks one has set oneself for the day.
A widespread outage in video-conferencing app Zoom prompted a slew of comments on social media on Monday as week-starter meetings, classes and tests got postponed to other times and days.
Downdetector, a website that keeps track of outages on the internet has revealed that users in Australia, India, Pakistan and other parts of the world were struggling to log into Zoom sessions, start conferences and join meetings which had already started.
The video-conferencing app confirmed the problem on Twitter and told users that it is investigating and fixing the glitches.
Meanwhile, all hell broke loose on Twitter as Zoom users began sharing their reactions to the outage. Some were elated to have missed the Monday meetings and classes, others were upset that they had to wait still longer to get their test results.
Is Zoom down or is it not working on my laptop only? I was in the middle of the meeting! 😭😭— Nicole⁷ (@yoonjincole) August 23, 2021