Zoom is DOWN: Video conferencing service crashes for thousands of users around the world
- According to Down Detector, the problems started around 4:25 PM BST
- More than 40,000 reports have been registered in the US and 3,000 in the UK
- Zoom has confirmed it is aware of the issue and is “investigating this matter”
It’s the go-to video conferencing service for millions of people around the world, but it looks like Zoom is having trouble this afternoon.
According to Down Detector, the issues started around 4:25 PM BST and are affecting users around the world.
So far, more than 40,000 reports have been registered on the US version of Down Detector, while more than 3,000 Britons have also reported problems.
Zoom tweeted, “We are aware of issues currently affecting Zoom. Our engineering team is investigating this matter.”
It’s the go-to video conferencing service for millions of people around the world, but it looks like Zoom is having trouble this afternoon
Zoom tweeted, “We are aware of issues currently affecting Zoom. Our engineering team is investigating this matter’
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While the reason for the outage remains unclear, 59 percent of those who reported problems in the US said they had trouble attending conferences, 28 percent had a server connection problem, and 13 percent had trouble logging in.
Several Zoom users have taken to Twitter to discuss the outage.
One user wrote: ‘Zooming down is like the adult equivalent of a snowy day in a WFH world.’
Another said: ‘Zoomis down! Everyone rejoices at their sudden free time.’
And one joked, ‘ZOOM IS DOWN wow, we’ve gotten this far in the pandemic, but it’s finally happened.’
While most people had never heard of Zoom before the pandemic, it has become the go-to service for video conferencing.
According to Earth Web, Zoom now has a whopping 350 million daily meeting participants.
Fortunately, during the Zoom outage, there are several alternative options.
This includes GoToMeeting, Cisco Webex Meetings, and Google Hangouts Meet.
Zoom isn’t the only platform currently experiencing issues.
Previously, TikTok crashed for about an hour for millions of people around the world.