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Filter out noise from your video meetings on Google Meet

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Important: Noise cancellation is not yet available in South Africa, UAE, and the immediately surrounding areas.

To help limit distractions in your Google Meet meeting, you can filter out background noise. Meet can remove background noises such as typing, closing a door, room echo, or the sounds of a nearby construction site.

  • Audio capture from screen sharing won’t be affected by noise cancellation.
  • Meet filters out noises that don’t sound like voices. Voices from TV or people talking at the same time won’t be filtered out.
  • If non-speech is an important part of your call, like playing musical instruments, turn off noise cancellation.
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What you need

Important: Pixel 4 and up phone users always have access to noise cancellation regardless of their Google Workspace edition. On Pixel phones, noise cancellation is device-based instead of cloud-based and is off by default for personal Google accounts.

Requirements to use noise cancellation

Noise Cancellation is available on desktop/laptop, Android, and iOS for these Google Workspace editions:

  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Plus
  • Frontline
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber
  • Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space

 

Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Frontline, Enterprise Plus, Workspace Individual Subscriber, and Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space: Noise cancellation is on by default.

Education Plus, and Teaching and Learning Upgrade accounts: Noise cancellation is off by default.

For all Workspace accounts: If the settings is on by default for your organization in a meeting with other people outside of your organization, they can also use this feature during that meeting.

Turn on noise cancellation

Noise cancellation is on by default but can be turned on or off before or during a meeting.

Before a meeting

  1. Go to meet.google.com and then select a meeting.
  2. Before you join, on the top right, click More options More and then Settings Settings.
  3. Click Audio 
  4. Turn on Noise cancellation.
  5. Click Join now.

In a meeting

  1. On the bottom, click  More options More and then Settings Settings.
  2. Click Audio .
  3. Turn on Noise cancellation.

Tip: To check how much noise is cancelled out, next to your self preview at the top right corner of your screen, look at the Voice indicator . The Voice indicator reflects what others may hear. Sounds that are blocked and cannot be heard by others will not move the indicator line.


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