Zoom reports partial outages with video meetings, webinars

Zoom reports partial outages with video meetings, webinars

Specifically, Zoom's status page says there are issues joining meetings and webinars, which means that the service is basically unusable.

DownDetector.com, which gathers reports of technology outages, mapped most of the outages on the East Coast. "We are now investigating and will provide updates as we have them", Zoom told ABC News in a statement.

Blackboard, a popular site for communicating with students and posting educational content, is also experiencing outages, according to users on social media.

"The cause of this issue is our Web SDK servers are reaching capacity on peak usage", a Zoom staff member explained at the time.

We'll update this post with more information as it becomes available. It has, however, also come under fire over privacy and security issues, prompting it to roll out major upgrades.

Meeting and webinar services have been restored for the majority of Zoom customers, the video conferencing company said in a Twitter update at 12:14 p.m. EST today. The result seems to be users of Zoom in the U.S. and United Kingdom pushing the service beyond its limits.

The video chat system Zoom is investigating a rare outage that has left many people unable to make video calls as they are working from home.

It may be hard for teachers and students to quickly switch to an alternative video streaming service, so many will simply be waiting until Zoom comes back online, or deciding to give up today and try again tomorrow.

Update 2: Zoom has already partially restored service, with a fix now rolling out to all impacted users.

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