Zoom Removes 40-Minute Meeting Limit for Free Accounts on Occasion of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year

Users with free accounts can now make a video call for more than 40 minutes during the festive days of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year.

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Zoom has announced that it will be removing its 40-minute meeting limit for free accounts for the upcoming festival. The company has revealed that free account users will be able to call for more than 40 minutes around Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year. With this, customers will be able to spend more virtual time with their friends and family. The video conferencing application says that the limit will be automatically lifted on the said days. Here’s what you need to know about the new update of the Zoom video-conferencing application.

Zoom Removes 40-minute meeting limit

The company has revealed that users with free accounts can now make a video call for more than 40 minutes during the festive days of Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Year. The company has also listed the details about this relaxation on its blog post.

As per the brand, the limit will be automatically lifted on December 17 at 10:00 ET (8:30 PM IST) to December 19th at 6:00 AM ET (4:30 PM IST). Then, the limit will lift on December 23 at 10:00 AM ET (8:30 PM IST) and will be valid till December 26th, 6:00 AM ET (4:30 PM IST) for Christmas. Lastly, for Year, the limit will lift from 10:00 AM ET (8:30 PM IST) on December 30 to 6:00 AM ET (4:30 PM IST) on January 2, 2021.

“COVID-19 has changed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, and like everything else this year, the holiday season doesn’t look the same. As a token of appreciation to our users during an extraordinary time, we’re removing the 40-minute limit on free Zoom accounts for all meetings globally for several upcoming special occasions. Whether coming together on the final day of Hanukkah, celebrating Christmas, ringing in the New Year, or marking the last days of Kwanzaa, those connecting with friends and family won’t get cut short,” the company said in a blog post.


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