For many people, working from home during COVID-19 has meant spending a lot of time on video calls or virtual meetings, in addition to socialising virtually when off the clock. Whether it’s a business meeting, online class, or a family or social gathering, we are all spending more time on video calls, which is physically and mentally draining. “Zoom Fatigue” is the phenomenon that describes the exhaustion we feel after too many video meetings.
While the condition is named after the Zoom app due to its popularity, it’s important to note that Zoom Fatigue applies to all video chat apps such as Google Meet, Skype, Facetime, Microsoft Teams or HouseParty, among others. If you consistently feel drained after Zoom meetings or feel like you do not want to attend as many virtual meetings, you may be experiencing Zoom Fatigue.