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Zoom increases the time limit for free calls for the holidays

You can also consult the platform’s ideas for organizing virtual parties and tips for connecting with family and friends.

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Zoom increases the time limit for free calls for the holidays
Zoom increases the time limit for free calls for the holidays

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  • You can also read Zoom’s ideas for hosting virtual parties and tips for connecting with family and friends.

Whether she’s opening this holiday, drinking for the new year, or just trying to sneak into one last book club get-together, Zoom want to support you.

As a “token of appreciation for our users for an extraordinary time”, the video conferencing platform is releasing the 40-minute free call limit for special occasions this month.

The limit is automatically lifted from the following dates and times:

  • 10 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. Mexico City) on Thursday, December 17, today at 6:00 a.m. ET (5:00 a.m. Mexico City) on Saturday, December 19
  • 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, December 23 through 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, December 26
  • 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, December 30 through 6 a.m. ET Saturday, January 2

Sprinkle the magic of Christmas on your calls by downloading holiday wallpapers and using video filters. Also, check out Zoom’s ideas for hosting virtual parties and tips for connecting with family and friends. “We are proud to have been a part of your life in 2020 and wish you all a happy and healthy Christmas season!” The team wrote in a blog post.

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Zoom made the same deal for Thanksgiving, inviting customers to chat for hours over a slice of turkey and cranberry sauce. The free plan ends after 40 minutes, a good incentive to upgrade to a paid tier. Of course, you can restart the call as often as needed, but that can be a real drag on any virtual meeting.

Google Meet Also, users have to renew calls after 60 minutes, and most carriers charge fees to remove these restrictions.

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