Zoom to continue unlimited free calls through the holiday season

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The 40-minute time limit will be lifted through several holiday occasions

Video conferencing platform Zoom has announced that there will be no 40-minute limit on virtual chats during the holiday season. 

Last month, Zoom announced that it would be lifting the time limit to give families celebrating Thanksgiving virtually more time to stay connected. Zoom said at the time that it was removing the time limit “so your family gatherings don't get cut short.” 

With the COVID-19 pandemic still keeping families and loved ones apart, Zoom is once again lifting its time limit for chats on free accounts. Now, consumers planning virtual get-togethers for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or New Year’s won’t have to worry about time constraints. 

“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,” the platform said in an announcement.

Below are the dates and times that Zoom will offer unlimited meetings:

  • 10 a.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 17, to 6 a.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 19

  • 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 23, to 6 a.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 26

  • 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 2

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