37 Zoom memes that made us cry
37 Zoom memes that made us cry
Aug 23, 2023
Zoom and other video conferencing tools have become an integral part of our daily work routines. They’ve become especially widespread before the spread on COVID-19. However, even after the end of pandemics, the popularity of these tools remains pretty high as many people chose to remain remote workers.
Over the years, Zoom users have created a substantial amount of memes dedicated to their experience with the app. Most of Noty's team also works remotely, scattered around the European continent. So we know all the hilarious video conferencing moments first hand and can relate to the memes.
Today we handpicked gems from our team’s collection. So, without further ado, meet 37 Zoom memes that makes us laugh and cry.
37 Zoom memes we laughed at through tears
1. Those 5 seconds that seemingly last forever.
Waiting for a Zoom call feels like eternity. It’s the in-betweenness of the experience. You can’t actually do anything as you expect the call to start any minute now. So you’re senselessly staring at the screen. If you’re anxious, occasionally you would freak out if you’re in the right meeting and double-check the meeting code only to be let in seconds later.
2. “You shall not pass…”
When the meeting host lets you in, you need to remember one thing:
3. I’m not camera-ready today…
And frankly any other day in the year. Some people prefer the dark side of the Zoom screen, if you understand what we mean.
4. The new norm.
Very quickly Zoom has become a part of our lives and our culture. The same is true for its most outstanding features, like backgrounds.
Speaking of backgrounds, did you know that there’s been an internet-wide
5. Battle over the most out-of-the-box background
However, when it comes to background, the most memorable thing is:
6. Background anxiety
That unpleasant feeling when you have piles of undone “chores” and Zoom background is still loading…
7. Screen sharing evolution
Remember when in the beginning of pandemics, there would always be at least one person who didn’t know how to share the screen.
8. Amusing pause…
Well, it’s good to know that we came from the previous meme to this:
But frankly we didn’t change much after this, lol.
9. When you want to finally get your job done!
Let’s admit, we all have dreamt about it at least once:
Speaking of work productivity:
10. Happens every time I’m in hyperfocus:
Up to 70% of meetings are unproductive for a number of reasons. Yet, people get pulled from their work to be virtually present at them while not contributing much or at all. Why?
11. When endless zoom calls finally get under your skin.
Being on so many calls can really drain life even out of the strongest of us.
12. Where did it go?
Learning how to record a Zoom meeting is not as challenging as looking for the recording after the call. Zoom makes sure you’ll visit the parts of your drive you’ve never been before… However, it’s not as painful as their automated deletion feature for cloud recordings.
13. New thing to dread about.
Mute is not only the unspoken rule of Zoom etiquette it’s also a critical necessity. We would add a paid feature to automatically mute after 15 seconds of silence. It could’ve saved the embarrassment to so many people.
Now that you’ve mentioned it, how about:
14. Speaking while on mute over & over again.
It’s hard to adjust to the new buttons to control the majority of your conversation… but the are days when it happens again and again:
15. Mute guessing game
This feature can mess up not only with the speaker but also with their listeners:
16. Oops, I did it again.
Zoom requiring credentials is probably the most annoying part of the problem. And why does it always have to happen when you’re trying to get to a meeting you must by no means come in time to?
Good news: you are less likely to forget the credentials since you have to use them regularly.
17. Where’s everyone?
Sometimes we just fail to set up meetings right.
Speaking of the things we miss… this next one we most of us omit on purpose.
18. Why are we even here?
19. You know it's going to be an unproductive meeting.
But you still have to come…
20. “Is It Just Me Or Is It Getting Crazier Out There?”
The famous phrase from the Joker movie seems prophetic 4 years into the pandemic, as Zoom fatigue is rampaging.
Please make sure to take care of yourself. You deserve love, care and support.
21. The awkward social interactions.
People wave for several reasons. It’s customary. They do not want to unmute. They want to release stress with movement. Anyhow, if there are too many participants, most waving efforts remain unseen.
22. The lie
One of the infuriating thing about online meetings is the inability to remember most of it after just 10 minutes. If only someone or something could take meeting notes for us, right?
23. Can someone explain why a meeting limit isn’t a paid feature?
Some meetings just last and last and seem to have no end until they are blissfully interrupted by Zoom meeting limitations.
24. The flipside of the free plan.
Unfortunately, sometimes the meeting limit stands in the way of important discussion or presentation.
25. Truth be told...
Management wants their employees to be on board with the major developments in the company, but they could really make it shorter.
26. Big brother’s watching you.
The recent concerns about Zoom include the developer’s decision to track users' facial expressions with AI.
27. Expectations vs. Reality Zoom edition
Video quality isn't top-notch, especially when there are too many people on the call. But some hosts still force us to use cameras.
28. When you have a call too early in the morning.
Alas, there’s no laws prohibiting early Zoom meetings.
29. What now?
The temptation to not renew the call after everyone gets kicked out by a meeting limit when you are the host.
30. “We express our deep concern”
This happens every time we try to get some Zoom support.
31. Evolution of humanity in the Zoom era.
The two years of pandemic have been admittedly hard.
32. Give me some peace!
When you have too many Zoom meetings set up for 1 day.
33. A fabriCATed evidence
One of the most hilarious memes is this court’s call with one of the lawyers appearing as a baby feline.
34. Laser focus
One of the struggles during meetings is to stay focused on the discussion. As a result, you can miss out on some important information.
35. Distractions part 1.
How we want to deal with them:
We do not approve of this meme. Instead of dealing with the cat, try to read the AI summary of the previous meeting.
36. Distractions part 2.
How we actually deal with them:
37. Last but not least!
Zoom meetings might be sometimes overwhelming, however, with the help of Noty Workspace AI Assistant you can defeat that menacing boss just fine! Transcribe your calls, highlight important information, generate AI follow-ups, action items, decisions & summaries in 1 click and make the most of every Zoom meeting!