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Students Have Found a New Hack to Get Out of Their Zoom Classes

Image credits: TikTok.

Image credits: TikTok.

Students have found a clever hack to get away from their Zoom classes, without getting into trouble.

  • News18.com
  • Last Updated: May 13, 2020, 5:14 PM IST
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In Jurassic Park, one of the characters said a dialogue which became iconic for years afterwards - 'Life finds a way.' While that definitely rings true, what also rings true is how fast humans adapt to anything, the coronavirus pandemic is perhaps one of them.

As we adopt more and more to social distancing, and the world is forced into a stay-home experiment with schools, colleges and workplaces shut, online meetings and classrooms are becoming the norm.

Classes, across the world, have shifted to Zoom, the popular video-calling app as students methods of skipping have evolved. Writing answers on hands, on chits, putting your earphone up your sleeve, finding a discreet way to hide your phone-- students always, always find a way to break the rules. Zoom classes were not going to be an exception.

Students have found a clever hack to get away from their Zoom classes, without getting into trouble.

The hack involves turning off your video, and renaming yourself to 'Reconnecting,' so it appears as if you're having Internet issues.

The hack went viral on TikTok.


@itsjackbuzali

Le hicimos una broma a nuestra maestra por ZOOM Parte 2! ##fyp ##foryou ##zoom

♬ Jump On It - The Hit Crew


@elliotchoyHOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR ZOOM CLASSES 101 - thank me later 🙃 ##fyp ##foryou ##college ##school ##zoom

♬ original sound - elliotchoy


Another popular hack also involves using a virtual background with a picture of you, to pretend like you're still part of the class.

Students have also resorted to messing with their classes in other ways.

@conhuevosthis what i call group work ##zoom @dominic_paxson05 @lostindacosmos @lucylucy1203 @gmoneyyy222 @youngdreyy @bagohbonez

♬ original sound - conhuevos


This is a PSA for teachers, but we can't stop chuckling at this clever hack.


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