Zoom has been a major social outlet for much of the planet as we physically distance during the but the video chat app cuts off meetings after 40 minutes. The company is lifting the limit for , it said earlier this month, as millions of Americans prepare to celebrate the holidays virtually.
"As a thank you to our customers, we will be lifting the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27 so your family gatherings don't get cut short. #ZoomTogether," it wrote in a Nov. 10 tweet.
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Zoom's popularity skyrocketed earlier this year, when working from home and communicating virtually became the norm under coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions. Its user base increased from 10 million in December to 300 million in April, according to.
Ahead of the holiday season gatherings, Zoom added tools to let youanyone who disrupts your meetings. As usage increased, the platform was scrutinized for , and has since rolled out and expanded .
Last week, Microsoft Teams trumped Zoom's temporary time limit removal byuntil further notice.