Effective today, May 2, 2022, new limits are in effect for 1:1 meetings in Zoom Basic/Free accounts.
Zoom has announced that the time limit for 1:1 meetings in Basic/Free accounts will be set to 40 minutes, the same limit that has been in effect for larger meetings in these accounts. See this Zoom Support article under the May 2, 2022 release notes “Changes to existing features “ section for details. The relevant text there reads:
Please keep in mind that the volunteers in the Zoom Community don’t make these changes and don’t have information beyond what is already available to the public. This post is for your education, and we’re generally unable to answer many of your related questions, many of which been discussed or answered in other Zoom Community discussions.
I loved Zoom and was proud of how you supported people during the beginning of virus - to the point where I opted out of participating in the lawsuit even though I experienced multiple meetings that were Zoombombed - but this decision is a game changer for me. I will be switching to Google Chat.
I hope you rethink your decision as this affects the most vulnerable people the most - those who cannot afford to pay to communicate with their family and friends for more than 40 minutes.