Zoom temporarily lifts 40-minute limit on video calls from November 26 to 27
Zoom, the video conferencing platform, has recently announced the temporary lift of the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally on Thanksgiving Day. The initiative aims to catch up and hang out longer virtually with other people, including family and friends, during the US holiday.
As posted on its official Twitter account, the video conferencing platform will be lifting its standard 40-minute limit on all meetings globally from 12 midnight on November 26 until November 27 at 6 AM on Eastern Time. In the Philippines, the lift runs from November 26 at 1 PM to November 27 at 7 PM.
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_us) November 10, 2020
Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November.
Previously, the 40-minute limit has been one of the key limitations of the platform’s Basic plan throughout the pandemic, forcing groups to restart a chat after the time limit.