Zoom is down for some users2020-08-24 10:34 by Daniela
Tags: Zoom, outage
Zoom's videoconferencing service is apparently having a widespread outage in the US, causing chaos as millions of children and teachers attempt to start the school year online.
Not everyone is affected, it seems. Some users are reporting that their Zoom calls are working fine. Others say they cannot get into their regularly scheduled Zoom meetings.
"We have received reports of users being unable to visit the Zoom website (zoom.us) and unable to start and join Zoom Meetings and Webinars," the company wrote on its status page at 5:51 a.m. PT (8:51 a.m. ET/1:51 a.m. BST).
The videoconferencing company has become instrumental during the Covid-19 pandemic. In an effort to replicate in-person meetings or lessons, businesses and schools have shifted toward using software that allows participants to meet virtually.
Zoom does not disclose user numbers, but analysts from Bernstein estimated in June that its mobile app had 173 million monthly active users as of May 27, up from 14 million on March 4, per data from analytics firm Apptopia.
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