Zoom implements ads for free Basic tier

25 days ago by IanDorfman

Zoom announced today that it is implementing online advertisements in order to keep offering its Basic plan for free.

Initially, these ads will only be on the pages users see once meetings end. Even then, that's only if the meeting they were just in was hosted by a Basic user as well.

Though no time table has been introduced, advertisement implementation may change in the future if the need arises. However, according to both the announcement post and Zoom's updated privacy policy, "meeting, webinar, and messaging content (specifically, audio, video, files, and messages)" will not be used "for any marketing, promotions, or third-party advertising purposes."

Zoom's free Basic plan currently offers unlimited group and one-on-one meeting creation, with a 40 minute time limit for up to 100 person group meetings, and a 30 hour time limit for one-on-one meetings. Plans can be viewed and compared at zoom.us/pricing.

Further coverage:
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