There are many situations in which you find yourself with a really sub-par internet connection. Perhaps you’re currently in a country that doesn’t exactly have a thriving fiber infrastructure, or you’re in a part of a fiber-rich country that only has 56K dial-up and satellite connections as options. Maybe your service provider decided to flatline today because it was in the mood to put off some infrastructure repairs.
Either way, if you don’t have the megabits to spare for video, you’re not going to have a good experience. In the most optimistic scenario, your resolution will simply drop. Other times, you’ll just completely fall out of the conversation entirely.
If your bandwidth is bad, Zoom will let you and the remote participants know by providing a yellow (kind of bad) or red (really bad) signal on your screen with a warning that your bandwidth is low.
Sometimes, the situation is so irredeemable that even Zoom can’t fix it. You’ll have no choice but to go into the meeting via audio. Trust us, an audio-only meet beats a choppy video meeting any day.