The coronavirus-induced quarantine has made people abandon their offices and start working from home. One of the biggest success stories during this relocation is Zoom, a chatroom that has gone from almost no one having ever heard of it to being a central instrument in our jobs.

And while we all are enjoying the app's features -- most importantly, custom backrounds -- many of us still aren't entirely comfortable with the change. Like, if you get up, the people you're talking to will see that you forgot you're not wearing any pants, if your partner starts a fight and you forget to turn off your mic, they will hear every little detail. And these aren't just hypothetical examples, these things happen.

The good thing is that quite a few hilarious jokes have been born thanks to these fails. That's right, people have been turning the awkwardness behind quarantine communication into memes, and you have to see them.

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

I would probably bust a lung!!!!!

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For those who are self-quarantining or otherwise isolated due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet has transformed from a simple source of entertainment to a vital lifeline almost overnight. Zoom has become one of the most fundamental tools for group gatherings and not only are businesses using it, but families, schools, and groups of friends as well.

According to The New York Times, more than 600,000 people downloaded Zoom in a single day last month. Zoom memes are everywhere now, and social media is full of people screencapping their Zoom conferences with accompanying hashtags like #unity, #isolation, and #coronavirussucks.

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Lisa loves cats
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3 months ago

Haha that is super true!!!!

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All of this buzz made Zoom shares soar this year, valuing the company at $29 billion — more than airlines like Delta, American Airlines or United Airlines.

Zoom has been preparing for this moment since the novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Even then it was evident that its primary customer base — videoconferencing desk workers — would become more reliant on its services while living in quarantine. So the company began closely analyzing its capacity and started hosting free training sessions. In China, Zoom even got rid of its 40-minute limit for free calls.

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Heather Keedy Bateman
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3 months ago

"Automagically". Lol--new phrase stolen!!

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Draco Malfoy
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3 months ago

1:10 sounds like the only part I would be there for

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Not what you think.
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3 months ago

This is brilliant!

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JessG
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3 months ago

This should be higher

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Draco Malfoy
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3 months ago

What you think you look like Vs. What you actually look like

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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3 months ago

This one is briliant!

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Hans
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3 months ago

Alas, yes. But after the crisis I hope for no more keyboard clapping, ambulances and ringing phones in the baackground because people finally learned to mute themselves.

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TheReader19
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3 months ago (edited)

Bored Panda agrees that this is a productive use of your time and you need to do one wearing a shower cap and towel 😄

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Johnny Farnen
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3 months ago

Ahhh...Intercourse, Pennsylvania, USA......which is unironically east of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, USA....

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Draco Malfoy
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3 months ago

Did she really say that? Your teacher is a badass

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Natalia Rubio
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3 months ago

Hahaha yessss!

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Hans
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3 months ago

Stare back if in doubt!

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hopie
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3 months ago

And Charmin and Eqate sanitizer

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
3 months ago

oh boy another advertisement for child lock doors

Sarah Silverstone
Community Member
3 months ago

That's the whole point! She used that famous background scene as her background in her zoom meeting...

NeverGoWoke
Community Member
3 months ago

😂

Terri Rowland
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm waiting for the baby to wander in casually in his baby walker, and the a lady who I don't know will try and throw herself at said baby in an attempt to drag him out of the room.. 👩‍🎤🐕👶😅💜

Dawn Welton
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3 months ago

This needs to be higher!!!!

Carol Emory
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3 months ago

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Except that's superimposed. The original video was a male reporter with his wife breaking land speed records to get the kids out of the room...I recognize the video. That was from 3 or 4 years ago.

Nela Rothenbach
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3 months ago

That's the joke...

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

well, at this point we all are doing it and understand

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EA
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3 months ago

Is that was happened when you realised you weren’t on mute 😬

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Bex
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3 months ago

Oh, I can't wait to use that w my therapist next week! lmao

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Samantha Lomb
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3 months ago

You fix this by asking a specific student a question.

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Colin L
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3 months ago

The badge got me!

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EA
Community Member
3 months ago

Better than her singing “I like pina COLADAAAAS”

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hopie
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3 months ago

I get you

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Carol Emory
Community Member
3 months ago

I had to do three interviews for a job through Zoom. I can totally relate to this.

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European other
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3 months ago (edited)

I am sure the background is a popular choice at the moment !

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Xavier Wescott
Community Member
3 months ago

now this one I like :)

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ptm45
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3 months ago

what did you say? we need to know!!!!

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Draco Malfoy
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3 months ago

Audio only....

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Xavier Wescott
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3 months ago

just don't get up!

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Colin L
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3 months ago

As soon as the organizer leaves, everyone leaves!

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Vicky
Community Member
3 months ago

Ahhh....yes I have had the same problem except I still live with my mother (I am 17) and my sister started screaming weird thing and then I realize I was not muted, Opps

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
3 months ago

theres always that one space thats clean where i sit so people think I'm neat!

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Draco Malfoy
Community Member
3 months ago

Just start coughing like super super loudly, and don't stop. Then make up some excuse, and I'm almost positive, they'll want you to leave too.

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Wottermehlon Doge
Community Member
3 months ago

ooh, I hate that... I also hate when I'm the host and we all decide to go so I'm about to end the meeting, and it's taking so long cuz there's like twenty "are you sure?" boxes, and by the time I've ended the meeting everyone is gone. idk why i hate it i just do

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NeverGoWoke
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3 months ago

Lavell Crawford! 😂

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