Zoom Gives Thanksgiving Day Bonanza by Shelving 40-minute meeting limit


Zoom will provide relaxations o account of Thanksgiving Day. You will be able to interact with your loved ones without the 40-minute meeting limit as it exists now. The relaxation is applicable worldwide. The move is seen as a welcome step because people will be able to connect with their friends and relatives due to the inability to meet them personally on account of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 40-minute meeting limit will be applicable from November 26 to November 27, 4.30 PM IST. If you would like to establish contact with your relatives, colleagues, then this is a great bonanza since you need not have to pay.

The company took to Twitter and disclosed that the forty minute limit on Zoom will be lifted globally during the upcoming Thanksgiving Day. The relaxation is provided to enable family gatherings don’t get cut short. The free version provided only a 40-minute time limit and has been a major problem for tech-savvy people during the COVID-19 lockdown. The app will forcibly restart the calls after the stipulated time.

If you are unaware, Google Meet had imposed restrictions for 60 minutes. Zoom has considered Thanksgiving as a special occasion and hence the company has removed the mandatory 40-minute restriction. Each provider has its own policies and you will have to purchase enterprise plans if you would like to interact with your friends and relatives for a longer time.

Zoom became popular during the COVID-19 lockdown stage. Many people had used Zoom video conferencing platform for educational purposes. You should note that several schools and colleges have adopted Zoom for imparting classes. With over 300 million users, Zoom has opened offices across the world.

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The usage of Zoom was reduced substantially In India because of the Border clashes with China. Many people believed that Zoom was a Chinese company. However, it turned out to be the fact that the Zoom CEO was Chinese and its headquarters was in San Jose, CA, USA. According to company sources, the employees have been working from home because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zoom also faced several harsh criticisms from various sectors regarding the privacy and security aspects.

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