For many, Thanksgiving Day will not come with the traditional family gathering amid the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that families hold virtual visits to celebrate the holiday, and Zoom Video Communications seems to agree with the trend.
Zoom announced last week it would be eliminating the 40-minute call limit for all calls made on its virtual meeting platform from midnight on Nov. 26 through 6 a.m. EST on Nov. 27.
The unlimited call time will allow users to virtually visit with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day without restrictions and at a safe distance as the pandemic wages on.
As the number of positive cases of the coronavirus continues to increase in many parts of the U.S., the CDC, as well as other health officials, have warned against holding gatherings with people outside a household that could increase the risk of spreading the virus.