Zoom repeats its Thanksgiving gift for the festive season, expanding its 40-minute limit for 3 phases until January 2, it said earlier in the week. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the video chatting application has provided great aid to the world—by letting people stay in touch digitally.

You’re going to have a video chat as long as you want during these periods:

10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 23, 6 a.m. ET Saturday, the 26th of December.

10 a.m. ET Thursday, Dec. 17, 6 a.m. ET Saturday, the 19th of December.

10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 30, 6 a.m. ET Saturday, Jan 2021.

“Whether coming together on the final day of Kwanzaa, celebrating Christmas, bringing in the New Year, or marking the last days of Kwanzaa, those interacting with family and friends won’t get cut short. Covid-19 certainly transformed how we live, work, and celebrate in 2020, but like everything else this year the holiday season doesn’t look the same.” the organization wrote in a statement.

As a token of thanks to our customers during an exceptional period, we are lifting the 40-minute cap on free Zoom accounts for all meetings worldwide for a variety of special occasions to come.

The video conferencing app saw supreme usage growth in 2020 as millions of users substituted the platform to work and study from home during the lockdown, as well.

Great growth was seen for the video conferencing application in 2020 because many people used the application as a way to study and work and to be able to stay in touch with friends and family members.

The system was criticized in March for a variety of security problems, which prompted Zoom to declare a 90-day plan where all other software development has been halted to focus on security and privacy enhancements, resulting in several changes and new features being added.

Zoom encouraged users to follow ethical policies on the app, such as using meeting passcodes to keep calls safe, and not posting meeting IDs on social media or other public platforms, as part of its announcement to eliminate time limits.

 

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