No vacation now: Zoom is back online

Zoom went down for around an hour this morning, giving everyone working from home a brief bonus period without back-to-back meetings.

However, users saw plenty of “an error occurred” messages, and most couldn’t launch discussions. In addition, zoom’s main website,, displayed a 502 gateway error for most outages.

Zoom’s status page revealed a “major outage” for around an hour, preventing many people from attending meetings. It eventually addressed the outage at 11:37 AM ET. “We have decided the issue causing users to be unable to start and join Zoom Meetings,” says a Zoom status message.

While the Zoom outage affected most users, some Zoom accounts were still able to connect using personal logins, but work and school accounts were heavily influenced.

Zoom last experienced a major outage for two hours in 2020, with users unable to join meetings and webinars. Zoom eventually deployed a fix and got video calls up and running again.

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. an American communications technology is a firm headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides video telephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform for voice calls, conference rooms for video meetings, video communications, messaging, virtual events, and contact centers.

In addition, it suggests an open platform allowing third-party developers to create custom applications on its unified communications outlet.

Eric Yuan, an ex-Cisco engineer and executive, founded it in 2011 and projected its software in 2013. The revenue augmentation, and perceived ease-of-use and dependability of its software, resulted in a $1 billion valuation in 2017, earning it a “unicorn” company. The company began booming in 2019 and completed an initial public offering that year.

The company joined the NASDAQ-100 stock index on April 30, 2020. The software usage saw a substantial global increase after quarantine measures were embraced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its software products have faced public and media scrutiny related to security and privacy issues, though the company has taken measures to address them.