We have seen an increase in churches, schools, and businesses sign up for Minnit Chat to stay in touch with one another, as they are unable to meet face-to-face in wake of the Coronavirus. Many remain on the Free tier as they simply do not have the means to pay anything during this concerning time.
Because of this, we wanted to lend a hand. Our standard Free tier, by default, allows up to 40 users to be in the chat at once for chats created since 2018 — but, starting now, we are more than doubling the limit. All free chats are now able to have 100 users online at once. This temporary increase will be in effect until September 1st, 2020 — after that point, the limit will decrease to 40 again.
We hope this decision to raise the limit will make it easier for you and your friends, colleagues, or other members of your community to choose to stay in touch virtually, and help prevent further spread of the virus.
Update: A previous version of this post stated that this would end August 1st. However, after learning that OVHcloud’s #Open_Solidarity initiative has been extended another month, and after seeing that the virus remains a global threat, it was an easy decision to make: The perks outlined above are now extended until September 1st, 2020. Thank you!