The world was catapulted into disarray when the coronavirus hit, with people moving to working from home and lectures going online.
Zoom became the must-have video communications tool, connecting millions of people all over the globe.
However, one woman has been left mortified after she failed to look into the basics of the video conferencing app, deciding to message her fellow students during a lecture, completely oblivious to the fact that her professor could see everything.
Faith Kimiko thought she was privately messaging on the app but was shocked when she got an irate email from her professor telling her off.
“Dear Faith, I am reaching out to inform you that I can see everything you write in the class discussion,” she wrote.
"My class session is not the appropriate time to be sending messages like 'I'm a bougie a**, rachet a**, freak b***h.
"It's very disruptive to the class and I do NOT condone this kind of behaviour during my lectures.
"I strongly advise you to keep the inappropriate comments to yourself from now on or else it will jeopardise your final grade for this course."
Faith was obviously embarrassed but instead of wallowing in self pity she took to Tik Tok to upload a video where she is visibly cringing at the contents of the email.
“To my fellow college students: Apparently, your professors have the power to enable all convos on Zoom. I also had multiple professors quoting my tweet to confirm it. Y’all might as well send your sorry email before they confront you. And yes I apologized to that lady,” she wrote.
It turns out Faith isn't’ alone, with others commenting on her video saying they’ve experienced similar situations with the app.
I didn’t know my professor could view my “private” convos on zoom🤡 pic.twitter.com/ntx6any5Kw— Faith (@bryantfaith_) April 24, 2020
“I was talking s** and unaware that my professor had UNMUTED me,” one person wrote.
One woman was shocked that the professor could see the messages saying it was news to her that private messages sent on Zoom could be accessed by the host if they enable the feature.
“Whoever the host is gets a transcript at the end of all chats, even if you send it to someone individually,” a person told her.
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