21 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 behavior that’s definitely still firmly in place. Now, get ready to have a hearty chuckle at these video conferencing fails. New to the remote work life? You’ll definitely need to know these 13 golden rules for working from home.

Senior spring has set in for all of us.

https://twitter.com/robertoE421/status/1248421212687970305

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

https://twitter.com/joshuaray/status/1242441412500525062?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1242441412500525062&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwentytwowords.com%2Fboss-accidentally-turns-herself-into-a-potato-during-video-chat-meeting%2F

One man’s embarrassment has provided a lot of smiles in such an uncertain time. Spread the love even more with these hilarious tweets you’ll want to send to your sister ASAP.

Conference call mistakes can cross international borders, too.

https://twitter.com/ZoomFail/status/1242851622755196933?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1242851622755196933&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwentytwowords.com%2Fboss-accidentally-turns-herself-into-a-potato-during-video-chat-meeting%2F

YouTube is really cracking down on the local Pre-K crime syndicates.

https://twitter.com/TweetPotato314/status/1243308031728902146

We get the feeling you need a bit of advice on how to successfully self-isolate with your family.

Sometimes, you can definitely lay the blame on Zoom.

https://twitter.com/LadyLondon82/status/1245289755102916609

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

https://twitter.com/ChristinaKerby/status/1238264222800281600

Just a thought, you may be interested in this: Here’s why I still get dressed to work from home every day.

Even well planned out webinars aren’t safe.

https://twitter.com/AnneliBlundell/status/1247705761473531904

We’re just trying to work hard here.

https://twitter.com/grtbarrierkief/status/1239561564866445312

Maybe the joy of bananas is what we all need to bring us closer together at the end of the day.

https://twitter.com/Pinsky/status/1238509954228563970

We like bananas, too! We also like these 8 other times working at home with kids went hilariously wrong.

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

https://twitter.com/PettyClegg/status/1244649528285855746

Honestly? We’re just glad our ears don’t hear as well as our computer’s microphones.

https://twitter.com/jtkemper_/status/1244614731622764544

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

https://twitter.com/sydneykempler/status/1242940270204923911

Or maybe you just need an updated, working from home wardrobe. We’ve got you covered. Here are 15 stylish tops to wear for your next video call.

 Please, please don’t do this.

https://twitter.com/ZoomFail/status/1242176082482278402

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

https://twitter.com/amandamulay/status/1244713664642519044

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

Take a deep breath, and check out these funny work cartoons that will help get you through the week instead of focusing on that news bomb.

We miss you, office, we really, really do.

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

Love this? You definitely need these funny photos of cats “working from home” in your life.

Or maybe our pets are getting quite literally sick of us…

AI has decided to be helpful during this trying time.

Just remember, you can always set a stock photo of a beautifully kept megamansion as your background.

Or avoid them seeing a house altogether and use one of these jaw-dropping photos of Iceland instead!

This new world of video conferencing has been hard on all of us. Videos like this one remind us that we’re all in it together.

It’s completely OK to laugh. Start with our funniest jokes of all time, and please, please remember these people before you hop on your next video conference call.

Isabel Roy
Isabel Roy has been a writer and editor for RD.com since February of 2019. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Rhetoric. She is thrilled to be living and working in the Big Apple although she misses the easy access to freshly made Wisconsin cheese curds and Kopps Custard. When not at the Reader’s Digest office, you can find her downing too many chai lattes and rereading her favorite Harry Potter books.