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Zoom will remove the 40 minute limit on your video calls on Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years Eve



With the 'capacity' of Christmas dinners limited due to the current pandemic, and with the door still open to new limitations (due to a recent spike in infections), it seems clear that this Christmas we will have to do without the company of many loved ones.



For this reason, video calling applications will have a prominent role in these parties for many users. And, aware of it, Zoom developers, one of the most popular, have decided to give a small gift to all users of their free version (they have behaved badly or well).



And it is that, for several days, which include Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year's Eve, the time limit for video calls with more than three people, currently set at 40 minutes, will disappear. Specifically, the days affected will be the following:



  • Between today Thursday December 17 to Saturday Decembre 19th.

  • Between wednesday December 23th And the saturday Dec 26.

  • Between wednesday December 30 And the saturday January 2.






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But, beware: said disappearance of the limitations will not even be in force during the totality of the aforementioned days, but only in the most used time slots traditionally for conversation.



In the event that this 'gift' knows us little, we will always have the option of use some alternative software, like Google Meet: a much simpler and more popular application, and that until next March 31 lacks any limitation for the duration of the video call.



Zoom's Christmas spirit doesn't stop there



But if you decide to stay faithful to Zoom, the official page of the application offers us another little detail to increase the Christmas spirit: the possibility of putting background images according to these holidays in our video calls.




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To do this, we only have to access the funds section of the aforementioned website and enter 'Christmas' in your internal search engine. From there, we can download the images to our hard drive and load them later in the application.