Zoom – Temporary lifting of 40 minute limit on calls using ‘free’ accounts over the festive period

For those that might be meeting virtually over Christmas, you will now be able to chat and see each other for longer as Zoom has announced

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

Here are the dates and times for unlimited meetings:

3pm Thursday, 17 December to 11am Saturday, 19 December.

3pm Wednesday, 23 December to 11am Saturday, 26 December.

3pm Wednesday, 30 December 11am on Saturday, 2 January.

You do not need to do anything to remove the limit — it will be automatically lifted during these designated times.”