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Zoom's Christmas Gift – Forty Minute Limit Lifted

Zoom's Christmas Gift – Forty Minute Limit Lifted
21 December 2020
 

Cloud-based video conferencing company Zoom is encouraging us to #ZoomTogether this holiday season by removing its usual forty-minute time limit on meetings.

The ability to use video conferencing software has been a business and social lifeline for many this year, and Zoom is thanking their customers by allowing an unlimited service for the last day of Hanukah, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For British users of the video calling platform, this is likely to be welcome news for those living under newly-announced Tier 4 lockdown rules, where mixing of households over the festive period is now not permitted. 

 

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Picture: four examples of festive Zoom conferencing backgrounds. Image Credit: Zoom

 

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In an official statement, Zoom confirmed the news:

“COVID-19 has changed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, and like everything else this year, the holiday season doesn’t look the same. As a token of appreciation to our users during an extraordinary time, we’re removing the 40-minute limit on free Zoom accounts for all meetings globally for several upcoming special occasions.

“Whether coming together on the final day of Hanukkah, celebrating Christmas, ringing in the New Year, or marking the last days of Kwanzaa, those connecting with friends and family won’t get cut short.”

There are also several festive Zoom background options to choose from, to add to the celebratory seasonal feeling.

Picture: a photograph of four people, standing in front of a Christmas tree, using an iPad for video calls

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 21 December 2020

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