20 Times Video Conference Calls Went Hilariously Wrong

Video conferencing is new to a lot of us, and that means there are bound to be incidents. At least we can all laugh at ourselves!

Now that the entire world is attempting to conduct their business from the comfort of their homes using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or a number of other video conferencing apps, we’re bound to run into some glitches. There are plenty of etiquette rules you can now ignore because of coronavirus. But refraining from using the toilet, for example, during a video call with your boss is a professional behaviour that’s definitely still firmly in place. Now, get ready to have a hearty chuckle at these video conferencing fails.

You snooze, you lose:

Around the world, we’re all feeling the struggle:

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Conference call mistakes can cross international borders, too:

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Sometimes, you can definitely lay the blame on Zoom:


Even when you’ve got everything under control, your quarantine buddies might not:

Even well planned webinars aren’t safe:

It wasn’t even a “casual Friday”:

Kids do the darnedest things:

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It’s not just us employees who are facing hard times on these video chats:

We’re just glad our ears don’t hear as well as our computer’s microphones:

We may be at home, but that doesn’t mean we should feel right at home:

 Please, please don’t do this:

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Make sure you double, triple, maybe even quadruple check that invitation list… Just in case:

If you learn nothing else today, pay attention to this:

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We miss you, office… We really, really do:

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At the end of the day, we all know who the real stars of quarantine have been:

Leave it to these hard-working cats to get the job done.

Or maybe our pets are getting (quite literally) sick of us:

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Shush, Alexa—we’re trying to have a meeting:

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Choose your backdrop wisely:

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Hashtag awkward:

It’s completely OK to laugh. Start with our funny work cartoons, and please, please remember these people before you hop on your next video conference call.

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