Filter out noise from your video conference on Google Meet

This feature is currently available to G Suite Enterprise, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite Enterprise Essentials accounts. This feature is currently available on web only and is coming soon for mobile users.

Important: This feature will roll out to users in Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, and New Zealand in the coming weeks. This feature isn't currently available to users in South Africa, UAE, and the immediately surrounding areas.

To help limit distractions in your meeting, you can filter out background noise.

Meet uses Artificial Intelligence to remove non-stationary noises, which are noises that vary widely in frequency over a short time. Some examples of non-stationary noises are typing, closing a door, or the sounds of a nearby construction site. When noise canceling is on, Meet filters the noise from your audio input while letting your voice through. To find how much noise is filtered out, check your voice indicator Voice indicator.

Learn more about noise filtering

  • 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 or investigating a noise) we recommend turning off noise cancelation. 

Turn noise cancellation on or off

This feature is off by default. To turn it on, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to the Meet homepage.
  2. Click Settings Settings.
  3. Select Audio.
  4. Turn on Noise cancellation.
  5. Click Done.
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