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Zoom will Lift its 40-Minute Limit on Free Meetings

To help families stay connected at a time when it’s not safe to travel, Zoom is lifting its usual 40-minute limit on free video chats for Thanksgiving.

As spotted by The Verge, starting at midnight on November 26th through to 6 AM ET on November 27th, you and your family will be able to talk over the app for as long as you want. The company announced the goodwill measure earlier in the week.

A 40-minute limit on free calls has been a feature of Zoom throughout the pandemic. Most of the company’s counterparts impose similar limits on free accounts.

Google Meet, for example, caps your calls to 60 minutes without paying for a subscription. In most instances, people have gotten around the limit by starting a new call after they’re booted from their current one.

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