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Zoom to lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving for longer family hangouts

The Verge Friday, 13 November 2020 ()
Zoom to lift 40-minute meeting limit on Thanksgiving for longer family hangoutsIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Zoom said earlier this week it would lift its standard 40-minute limit on free video chats for Thanksgiving Day to make it easier to spend time with friends and family virtually on the US holiday. Given spikes in COVID-19 cases nationwide and various new and existing restrictions on interstate travel, this year’s Thanksgiving will be an unprecedented affair likely involving a mix of in-person and virtual hangouts using videoconferencing software like Zoom.

The 40-minute limit has been one of the key restrictions of Zoom’s Basic plan throughout the pandemic, often forcing groups to restart a chat after the time limit is up and causing a fair amount of friction in keeping a conversation or virtual gathering going. Many of Zoom’s...
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