Zoom is back online following an hour-long outage that left thousands unable to use the video conferencing service ~ Sept. 16, 2022


Zoom is back online following an hour-long outage that left thousands unable to use the video conferencing app. 

According to Down Detector, the problems started at around 16:25 BST, and affected users around the world. 

More than 40,000 reports were logged on the US version of Down Detector, while more than 3,000 Brits also reported problems. 

Zoom tweeted: ‘We are aware of issues currently impacting Zoom. Our engineering team is investigating this matter.’ 

However, it has since confirmed that everything should should now be working as usual. 

‘Everything should be working properly now! We are continuing to monitor the situation. Thank you all for your patience and our sincere apologies for the disruption,’ it added in a follow-up tweet. 

While the reason for the outage remains unclear, of those who reported issues in the US, 59 per cent said they were having problems joining conferences, 28 per cent were experiencing an issue with the server connection, and 13 per cent were struggling to login. 

Several Zoom users took to Twitter to discuss the outage. 

One user wrote: ‘Zoom being down is like the adult equivalent of a snow day in a WFH world.’

Another added: ‘Zoomis down! Everyone rejoice at their sudden free time.’

And one joked: ‘ZOOM IS DOWN wow, we made it this far into the pandemic but it finally happened.’

While most people hadn’t heard of Zoom before the pandemic, it’s become the go-to video conferencing service. 

According to Earth Web, Zoom now has a whopping 350 million daily meeting participants.

Zoom isn’t the only platform experiencing issues today. 

Earlier, TikTok crashed for millions of people around the world for around an hour. 

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