Earlier this week, Zoom announced that it would lift 40 minutes Meeting time limit For Thanksgiving celebrations. In times of COVID-19, when the actual meeting is still not normal, this is a huge relief.
The Coronavirus pandemic has created an atmosphere in which getting out without worry is no longer normal. You have to take necessary precautions, such as masks, cleansers, etc. To stay away from the virus.
In fact, the travel and tourism industry has been suffering the most due to this epidemic. While things slowly return to normal, it is not recommended to travel without reason.
Such situations have given rise to video calling and conferencing applications. Zoom is likely the first name that pops up when we talk about video calling.
Large organizations, home workers, students, etc. All of them use the Zoom app. Moreover, people stuck at home communicate with their family members via Zoom as well.
On this Thanksgiving celebration, Zoom is raising the 40-minute time limit for users of Zoom’s Basic Plan. This is a welcome feature for all those who use Zoom app on the basic plan.
The 40-minute time limit is the main limitation for users of the basic Zoom plan
For the unaware, Zoom’s basic plan has a 40-minute time limit. Users were forced to restart a group or one-on-one chat, once the timeout expired.
This often creates friction, and it can be frustrating for users who have been discussing something important. Zoom’s other competitors, such as Google Meet, have a 60-minute maximum, while Cisco Webex has a 50-minute time limit.
Apparently, if you want to get rid of these restrictions on video calling, you will have to subscribe to the business or premium plans.
Thankfully, this Thanksgiving zoom tool eliminates the 40-minute time limit for Basic plan users. Well, you can take this as a token of thanks because Zoom has emerged as the face of video calls during this pandemic.
Thanksgiving Day involves many people mingling, interacting, and hanging out. Notably, Zoom has done something special by lifting the 40-minute restrictions, even though it’s for a day.
Note that this is only a temporary removal of the 40-minute restrictions. This will run from midnight on Thanksgiving (November 26) to 6 a.m. ET on November 27.
Movements like these can give Zoom, the extra mileage it will need in certain areas where its competition has gained an edge. Besides, given the current scenario, it makes more sense to use these technologies to meet and greet our loved ones instead of actually gathering.