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Microsoft’s latest all-day calling feature is reported to target Zoom users

Microsoft’s latest all-day calling feature is reported to target Zoom users
The Siliconreview
23 November, 2020

Tech giant Microsoft recently made an announcement that it is adding free all-day voice and video calling option to lock horns with its competitors like Google Meet and Zoom. The company's free offering is expected to help users connect with almost 300 participants and also stay connected for 24 hours. The latest announcement from the company came just after a few days following the announcement of its rival Zoom. Zoom had announced that for the time being, the 40-minutes limit would be lifted due to Thanksgiving Day for the time being. Microsoft is not only stepping up and giving free all-day calling. It is also giving the users the ability to add more than 250 participants, out of which 49 can be viewed simultaneously.

Verge has reported that Microsoft's offering was targeted towards Zoom users with the latest all-day video call feature. The latest developments were announced through the company's blog post. The Teams video calling app participants are not required to have a Microsoft account, and it is also not necessary to have a Teams app. The host on Teams can invite participants through a link, and this can be accessed through a web browser. The functioning of the video conferencing app is similar to other popular apps like Google Meet and Zoom.