Zoom has announced it is lifting its normal 40-minute time limit on meetings with free accounts to help folks with Thanksgiving plans.
As COVID-19 surges to record levels, experts have been warning about the danger of Thanksgiving celebrations and the possibility of new super-spreader events. Many families have been relying on Zoom to stay in touch, and plan to do so even more during the holiday season.
Zoom’s free tier comes with a 40-minute limit on meetings, requiring individuals to keep restarting the meeting for a longer family get-together. Zoom plans on lifting that in time for Thanksgiving, making it a bit easier for families to visit virtually.
As a thank you to our customers, we will be lifting the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27 so your family gatherings don't get cut short. ❤️🏡 #ZoomTogether pic.twitter.com/aubsH0tfxG— Zoom (@Zoom) November 10, 2020