Virtual meetings sometimes stretch to the time initially allocated to them even though many or all participants would prefer to end the meeting early. However, due to social convention, no participant may be in a position to indicate that they would prefer to end the meeting earlier than scheduled. This disclosure describes a mechanism that can be included in virtual meeting software that enables meeting participants to indicate, during an ongoing meeting, that they would prefer to end the meeting early, e.g., any time starting from the provision of the indication. Upon receipt of such indications from a threshold number of participants, the meeting can be terminated automatically, or participants may be provided a message that they may leave the meeting.
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Keysers, Daniel, "Mechanism to Enable Participants to End Virtual Meetings Early", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 07, 2021)