Zoom is lifting up it’s 40-minute limit for this Thanksgiving

Videotelephony software program Zoom is lifting its 40-minute call limit for this Thanksgiving. Free infinite length calls will be available globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27. So people won’t be cut off midsentence during virtual family gatherings this year’s corona affected Thanksgiving.

Zoom’s popularity skyrocketed earlier this year when working from home and communicating virtually became the norm under coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. Zoom literally become the number one choice among those looking for a no-frills video conferencing tool. Its popularity is evident from the fact that it quite recently hit the magic install count of 500 million on the Play Store. Now for Thanksgiving, Zoom has decided to react by lifting the 40-minute cap for its free users crossed the globe.

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“As a thank you to our customers, we will be lifting the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27 so your family gatherings don’t get cut short. #ZoomTogether,” Zoom tweeted about the announcement.

Zoom has already begun mailing to its users, reminding them about this Thanksgiving treat. It remarks that users don’t need to take any action to enable these unlimited length sessions; all they have to do is virtually connect with your friends and family on this holiday and have a good time.

Ahead of the holiday season gatherings, Zoom has added various tools to let you prevent and report anyone who interrupts your meetings. As usage expanded, the platform was scrutinized for potential privacy and security issues and has since rolled out end-to-end encryption and expanded two-factor authentication as well.

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