Zoom raises the 40-minute meeting limit for free accounts worldwide in recognition of several upcoming holidays, the company confirmed The edge. The borders will be removed to mark Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Kwanzaa. The company lifted the same 40-minute limit last month for Thanksgiving Day.
This is exactly when Zoom removes the 40-minute limit:
- 10AM ET Thursday, Dec. 17, to 6AM ET Saturday, Dec. 19, for the end of Hanukkah
- 10AM ET Wednesday, December 23rd, to 6AM ET Saturday, December 26th, for Christmas Eve and Christmas
- 10AM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to 6AM ET on Saturday, Jan. 2, for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and the end of Kwanzaa
Meetings with three or more people who are on Zoom ‘s free series can usually last no longer than 40 minutes. If you wanted to talk longer, you would have to go through the difficulties at another meeting and get everyone to come back. By removing the limit for these holidays, hopefully meaningful meetings with friends and family will focus less on the clock and more on catching up with loved ones.
If you prefer to use Google Meet to connect with family and friends, that’s an option, too, as Google allows users to host calls for free lasting up to 24 hours through March 31st, for free. 2021.