Turn noise cancellation on or off by default

Supported editions for this feature: Business Standard and Business Plus; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Teaching and Learning Upgrade and Education Plus; Enterprise Essentials and Enterprise Essentials Plus.  Compare your edition

Meet hardware uses noise cancellation to emphasize human voices and remove background noise. 

  • Noise cancellation is on by default for most Google Workspace editions. 
  • Noise cancellation is off by default for Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade accounts. 

As a Workspace administrator, you can determine if noise cancellation is on or off at the beginning of each meeting. Users can still change the setting for an individual meeting. For details, go to Filter out noise from your video meetings on Meet Hardware.

Change your default setting for noise cancellation

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. Go to Menu and then Devicesand thenGoogle Meet hardwareand thenDevices.
  3. (Optional) Filter the devices by organizational unit or other criteria.
  4. Click the device you want to manage.
  5. Click the Device settings section to expand it.
  6. Click Edit  next to Noise cancellation.
  7. Check or uncheck the box  next to Noise cancellation is on at the beginning of each call.
  8. Click Save.

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