Funny Zoom Failures: The Best of the Worst Video Calls
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(Pocket-lint) – Zoom and other video calling services proved invaluable when the pandemic started, both for work and for keeping in touch with friends and family. However, using them can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing – sometimes to hilarious effect.
Zoom calls, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet were among the funniest times during the international lockdowns. They brought smiles to faces, even though there was little else to laugh about.
You have no authority here, Jackie Weaver.
Handforth parish council meetings were already very tense before this one became a worldwide sensation. Amazingly, Jackie Weaver had been hired as a clerk to keep order – sadly, she found out why the hard way. She’s now a celebrity in the UK – or is it Britney Spears?
I’m there live, it’s not a chat.
It’s probably our favorite Zoom mistake of all time, the unfortunate story of attorney Rod Ponton who couldn’t figure out how to disable a filter when he used his assistant’s computer for a call. important legal. Luckily, everyone saw the funny side of it.
To learn how to enable (or disable) filters – including the chat one above – click here.
A woman forgets her video while going to the bathroom
We’ve all been there: wanting to stay on a work call to sound enthusiastic, but also going about our daily lives. However, most of us know how to turn off the “video” and the “mic” for that matter.
Daniel forgets to turn off his camera to take time for himself.
This clip went viral for a while before it was revealed to be fake (yes, we know, sorry). It’s still funny nonetheless, and should serve as a reminder to know exactly how to “leave” a call before doing anything, uh, private.
Children interrupt an interview
This scene actually took place in 2017 – long before the pandemic – but remains a classic video call failure. Professor Robert Kelly stays the course.
we are toast
File this video in the “cute” category. In the United States, a group of third-grade students realize that they are still being recorded after their teacher accidentally interrupts a call.
Written by Rik Henderson. Edited by Chris Hall.