With top health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci strongly urging people to forgo holiday gatherings with loved ones during the pandemic, many are considering settling in for a quiet meal at home with only peeps who live in the house, possibly with plans to hold a Zoom call with relatives far and near. Well, the fine folks at Zoom want to show their “thanks,” so for Thanksgiving Day only, they’re nixing that 40-minute call limit on free accounts.
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 pic.twitter.com/aubsH0tfxG
— Zoom (@zoom_us) November 10, 2020
The unlimited Zoom calling will run from 12:00 a.m. on November 26 through 6:00 a.m. on November 27, for 30 hours of endless gabbing with family and friends. It’s a true blessing and may likely go a long way in helping people make the decision to substitute a digital gathering for a traditional, in-person affair. It’s also a pretty powerful statement about the bizarre and uncharted territory we’re entering this holiday season.