Zoom Is Lifting its 40-Minute Time Limit For Thanksgiving Day So Families Can Hang Out Together

For families across the US, Thanksgiving this year is likely to look a little different—with grocery stores across the nation stocking up on smaller turkeys to meet people’s changed needs.

As for Zoom? As a thank you to its customers, from midnight ET on November 26 through 6am ET on November 27, they’re lifting their 40-minute time limit on free meetings.

Normally, paid yearly packages for Zoom cost between $150-$200. If a host opts to stick with the free option, then a meeting runs for a maximum of 40 minutes. From there, a new free video call needs to be started when participants want to chat for longer.
The video communications platform isn’t just lifting the free time limit in the US—this Thanksgiving initiative is global, so whether you have family or good friends in Sydney or London or Taipei, you can talk to them this coming Thursday. For as long as you like.