Google Meet introduces noise reduction

Google introduced noise cancellation to Google Meet for Android and iOS. However, it will not yet be available to everyone – to use the function, you need to be a G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education customer. Google first announced work on noise cancellation in June 2020. Engineers note that this technology is designed to suppress background noise, […]

Google introduced noise cancellation to Google Meet for Android and iOS. However, it will not yet be available to everyone – to use the function, you need to be a G Suite Enterprise or G Suite Enterprise for Education customer. Google first announced work on noise reduction in June 2020.

Engineers note that this technology is designed to suppress background noises such as keyboard tapping and dog barking – these sounds will not be heard during Google Meet calls. In order for users to get a full understanding of the new function, the company presented a video showing how noise reduction technology works with specific noise.

The G Suite Updates blog states that the noise-canceling feature is disabled by default on mobile, but can be enabled during a call by accessing the call settings. The feature is being rolled out today and should be fully rolled out within a week.

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