Filter out noise from your video calls on Google Meet

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

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

  • Audio capture from screen sharing won’t be affected by noise cancelling.
  • 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.

What you need

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
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade

Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, and Enterprise Standard accounts: Noise cancellation is on by default.

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

For all Workspace accounts: If you turn Noise cancellation on or off in a meeting, the setting is saved for future meetings.

Turn on noise cancellation

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

Before a video call

  1. Go to meet.google.com and then select a video call.
  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 video call

  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  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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