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Meeting Length


I am new to zoom and taking advantage of the Learning Center before a big meeting that I will join at the end of February.  I just want to confirm that I do not have to upgrade (pay for) an enhanced Zoom package if I am joining this meeting that could last all day.  I will not be hosting.  Worried about that 40 meeting cut-off for the basic/no cost zoom package.   Thanks for your help.


Zoom Moderator
Zoom Moderator

Hi @Mainegirl26  and welcome to the Zoom Community! You are correct that you do not have to upgrade your Zoom account in order to be a participant in a meeting over 40 minutes as long as the meeting is hosted by another user who does have an upgraded account. The meeting maximum length is primarily determined by the account type of the host. More details are available in our help center article Understanding Time Limits for Zoom Meetings. I hope this helps!

Virginia (she/her/hers)
Zoom Community Team

Thanks so much.  Nervous about this whole upcoming meeting.  Your answer alleviates that worry!  Have a good day.