How to turn on noise cancellation in Google Meet

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It has become one of the most used tools in the world and it is not surprising that Google Meet keep being updated to introduce more and more new features to enhance the video calling experience.

One of the last functions to reach the application is noise cancellation, through an ingenious system capable of detect background noise and eliminate it, so that our voice is clearer.

If you haven't used this feature yet, we'll explain step by step in this guide how to enable noise cancellation in your Google Meet video calls.

Google Meet, one of the most popular video calling platforms.

Enable Google Meet Noise Cancellation on Android or iOS

The performance of the noise cancellation system of the Google Meet meetings they are surprisingly effective.

So much so that Google itself recommends users to disable this option when it is necessary for other sounds to enter the microphone in addition to the voice, such as the sound generated by a musical instrument.

In the video below these lines, you can check its operation in more detail:

That said, the process for enable noise cancellation for Google Meet video calls on Android is as follows:

  1. Open Google Meet and tap the "More" icon to access the options menu.
  2. Tap "Settings" and then "Noise Cancellation" or "Noise Cancellation".
  3. Since the option is disabled by default, tap it to turn it on.

That's all. Now, the background noise of your video calls will be filtered out by the machine learning algorithms of Google and the your voice will stand out much more from the rest of the audio Meet meetings.

Activate Google Meet reduction on your computer

If you join Google Meet meetings from your browser, you can too turn on noise canceling for video calls. The process is similar, although the steps to follow are slightly different than on Android and iOS:

  1. Open Google Meet and enter a video call.
  2. If you are not logged in yet, tap the options menu at the top right, then on "More options" to access "Settings".
  3. Go to the "Audio" section and activate the "Noise Cancellation" switch

A Google tip to check the operation of the environmental noise cancellation system is to check the indicator at the top right of the screen.

If Google Meet is doing its job correctly, the sound waves icon they will not move when you are silent as the noise will not pass through the microphone and therefore other people will not be able to hear it.

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