Time limits for Zoom Meetings

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Your meeting will automatically end based on the idle time, type of account, and number of participants. These time limits apply to meetings and webinars regardless of the device used to start the meeting (client, app, or phone).

If your meeting is timing out when it should not be, see Why is my meeting timing out?

This article covers: 

Free licenses (Basic) on free and paid accounts

Meeting ends after 40 minutes (active or idle)

All meetings scheduled and hosted by Basic (free) users, on Free and Paid accounts, are limited to 40 minutes, regardless of number of participants in attendance. This includes: 

  • 1 host, no participants
  • 1 host, 1 or more participants 
  • 0 host, 1 or more participants*

*Note: A meeting started without the host present is still limited by the actual host's time limit, in this case that being 40 minutes. Learn more about scheduling a meeting with no host present

Paid licenses (Licensed and On-Prem)

Meeting ends after 30 hours (active or idle)

  • 1 host, no participants
  • 1 host, 1 or more participants 
  • 0 host, 1 or more participants*

*Note: A meeting started without the host present is still limited by the actual host's time limit, in this case that being 30 hours. Learn more about scheduling a meeting with no host present

Meeting ends after 40 minutes (active or idle)

  • 1 host and 1 or more participants joined. Only one person remains in the meeting.
    The meeting will end 40 minutes later if no one else joins. 

Notes:

  • The meeting durations for paid users only apply to users assigned a paid license or using Webinar licenses (for webinars, panelists are treated the same as participants, however, attendees do not affect time duration).
  • Users with Basic (free) licenses on Pro, Business, or Enterprise accounts are limited to the free license meeting durations.
    • However, if a Basic user schedules a meeting and starts that meeting from a paid Zoom Room, the meeting will not end after 40 minutes. If the Zoom Room is a free trial, the meeting will still time out at 40-minutes.

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