Aug 24, 2020 - Technology

Zoom outage halts classes, meetings

A photo of a smartphone displaying a Zoom meeting screen, with a larger screen displaying the Zoom logo in the background.

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Videoconferencing software Zoom experienced a widespread outage Monday, morning with many users unable to join or launch video meetings.

Why it matters: During the coronavirus pandemic, Zoom has become the go-to solution for many businesses and schools trying to function remotely.

What they're saying: “We have identified the issue causing users to be unable to start and join Zoom Meetings and Webinars and are working on a fix for this issue," Zoom said in a statement to Axios. "We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.”

Update: Zoom says the problem is now resolved.

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