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If you didn’t have any luck meeting on Zoom today, it’s not you. The video conferencing app suffered an outage across the U.S. and in some parts of the world.
“We have received reports of users being unable to visit the Zoom website (zoom.us) and are unable to start and joint Zoom Meetings and Webinars,” Zoom officials said in a statement on Monday morning. “We are currently investigating and will provide updates as we have them.”
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The outage reportedly started this morning in the eastern U.S., according to Zoom officials.
When users access DownDetector, outages are still being displayed in northeast United States, as of 3:42 p.m. CST. Zoom outages are also shown across the United Kingdom.
Several U.S. schools noted that the Zoom outage had an impact on students on their first day back at school. In North Texas, the Zoom glitch seriously impacted virtual learning for some school districts.
“Well, it was bound to happen, Zoom is currently experiencing partial outages across the nation. This isn’t a problem with CISD’s network,” Carroll ISD officials tweeted.
Atlanta Public School officials noted they were struck by the outage.
“Currently @zoom_us is experiencing an outage impacting the eastern United States. We working to resolve the issue and will provide an update when restored,” ATL officials tweeted.
Before 10 a.m. CST, Zoom reported that it was making a fix to resolve the issue. Zoom stated that it was “all systems operational” Monday afternoon.