This week, Zoom officials announced plans to remove the 40-minute limit on video calls made via the company’s free plan to enable users to remotely communicate over the holidays with friends and family.
For Hanukkah, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and Kwanzaa, the organisation had limitless meetings.
Here is exactly when the 40-minute limit will be removed from Zoom:
- 10AM ET Thursday, December 17th, to 6AM ET Saturday, December 19th, 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, December 30th, to 6AM ET on Saturday, January 2nd, for New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, and the end of Kwanzaa
To eliminate the cap, you don’t need to do anything, it will be lifted automatically during these specified times.
Here are a few steps you can take to guarantee that you have a perfect virtual get-together with loved ones!
- Protect your session from uninvited guests by requiring a meeting passcode to join and enabling Waiting Rooms – and don’t share your meeting IDs on social media or other public forums
- Learn how to get started on Zoom with basic tips and answers to frequently asked questions
- Download festive virtual backgrounds and have fun with our video filters!
- Get creative with how you Zoom — check out some ideas for hosting virtual parties and tips for connecting with family and friends
Do not forget to upgrade your Zoom client to ensure that you have all the new product and security features, or to schedule and host meetings, sign up for a free account.