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Filter out noise from your meeting on Google Meet

Important:

 

To help limit distractions in your 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 meeting, like playing musical instruments, turn off noise cancellation.
  • Meet adjusts the audio so everyone is heard at a comfortable volume.

Requirements to use device-based noise cancellation

Important: Device-based noise cancellation is available for all Workspace and non-Workspace users on most Android phones.

You can use device-based noise cancellation with these Android phones:
  • Pixel 4 and up
  • Samsung S series: S10 and up
  • Samsung A series: A02 and up
  • Xiaomi Redmi 8 and up
  • Xiaomi Note 5 and up
  • Oneplus Nord AC2001 and up
  • Realme 5 Pro, 6, and up
  • Vivo Y15 and up

Noise cancellation in Google Meet may switch between device and cloud to optimize performance.

Tip: For Apple users, consult their website for your device's capabilities.

Requirements to use cloud-based noise cancellation

Cloud-based noise cancellation is available on desktop/laptop, Android, and iOS for certain Google Workspace editions.

You can use cloud-based noise cancellation with these workspace editions:
  • Business Standard
  • Business Plus
  • Enterprise Essentials
  • Enterprise Standard
  • Enterprise Plus
  • Education Standard
  • Education Plus
  • Teaching and Learning Upgrade
  • Frontline
  • Workspace Individual Subscriber
  • Google One Subscribers with 2TB or more storage space

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

Education Fundamentals, Education Plus, Education Standard, 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 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.

Check how much noise is canceled on your Google Meet meeting

At the top right corner of the screen, next to your self-preview, look at the ring surrounding the Voice indicator . The larger the ring, the more noise is canceled.

The first time noise is canceled, the voice indicator notifies you that noise cancellation actively removed the noise.

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