In times of pandemic and as Thanksgiving approaches, Microsoft Teams announces that Zoom will have free video calls.
Zoom took on a capital importance during the pandemic, as a way to interact while the quarantine forces you to be at home. Microsoft Teams, with Thanksgiving approaching, announced that the video calling program will be free 24 hours on the web.
The software giant had launched Microsoft Teams for mobile in early 2020, and is now looking to boost the use of computers.
Thanks to this, it is possible to hold a Microsoft Teams meeting for up to 300 people, completely free of charge.
The company explains that you don’t need a Microsoft account or the app to join a video call. According to ., it will also support seeing up to 49 people in a gallery view.
Zoom seeks to continue to gain space in the « new normal »
It’s a way to position Zoom even further in the midst of a pandemic, as Thanksgiving approaches. This significant date in the United States will be affected by the inability to travel from one side of the country to the other to join family and friends.
The connection, this year, will be virtual.
Zoom as an app has a limit of 40 minutes, while Google Meet has 60 minutes. Cisco Webex, another video calling program, has a 50-minute limit.
But, you know, Zoom through Microsoft is totally free 24 hours.
How to prepare a meeting? In this link you must sign in with a Microsoft account and share the link. Remember that if someone does not have the account, they can integrate through their computer.
Zoom was founded in 2011 by Eric Yuan, its current CEO. However, since 2019 it has increased its presence in the market. Its revenue that year was $ 622 million – that figure is expected to be easily exceeded in the 2020 pandemic.