Zoom Thanksgiving gift: Company announces no time limits on family video get-togethers for holiday

 


Zoom, the video conferencing company, has a Thanksgiving gift for everyone. 

No pesky time limits for our family meetings. 

Zoom, far and away the most popular video conference app (currently No. 12 on Apple and No. 7 on Google Play) offers free service to users, but only for up to 40 minutes unless you pay a minimum of $15 monthly. 

For Thanksgiving, however, Zoom is free to all, "so your family gatherings don't get cut short," the company said in a tweet. 

Zoom is lifting its 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. ET on Nov. 27.

Rivals haven't announced similar Thanksgiving deals for consumers. Google's Meet limit is 60 minutes, while WebEx's free plan clocks out at 50 minutes. 

Zoom has been on a roll ever since the pandemic began earlier this year. Zoom now services 300 million daily video meetings and says it will do 3 trillion video meeting minutes this year.