It's not just you, Zoom is down right now

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What you need to know

  • Popular video-conferencing app Zoom is down right now.
  • There has been a spike in reported problems on Downdetector.
  • Reddit also appears to be experiencing issues.

Several reports are emerging suggesting that video-conferencing tool Zoom is experiencing networking difficulties and a possible outage.

The outage was picked up on Twitter by one customer who noted users getting kicked out of calls, and a spike on Downdetector. Several other users have responded in kind. Zoom's status dashboard now reports that it's aware of the outage.

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In the last few minutes, reports of issues on Downdector have spiked sharply to over a thousand around 30 minutes ago. The outage map suggests the problem is most affecting the U.S., however, there are scattered reports in the UK also.

In an unrelated incident, Reddit also appears to be experiencing a mass outage, again several thousand users have reported problems with the site in the last hour, again mostly in the U.S. but also worldwide.

Zoom has previously enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity, thanks in part to global lockdown measures which have forced more people than ever to work remotely and even socialize from home. In a blog post back in April, Zoom confirmed that it now had 300M daily meeting participants (not 300M users), up from just 10 million in December of last year. Zoom's massive growth also highlighted a number of security flaws and concerns in its platform. So much so, that Zoom vowed a 90-day freeze on new features whilst it worked to make its platform more secure, bringing on several high-profile security consultants to assist in the work.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9