Well Microsoft seems to have woken up years after rival video messaging platforms like Hangouts accepted free group messaging for everyone.

Today Microsoft announced that it is making group video calls free for everyone, Windows desktop, Mac, and Xbox One users will be able to use the service free of charge. A service was previously only a premium feature which dug $8.99 from users monthly to make group video calls.

Microsoft seems slow at catching up but catching is better than ignoring feature requests and Microsoft says it will listen to its social media platforms’ feedback to improve the group messaging.

Well competition will take a hike since Microsoft adds Skype to every Windows 8 installation