Google Meet now has a new noise cancellation feature that lets users filter out disruptive background noise on Android and iOS.
In a blog post, “Google Meet can now intelligently filter out background noise on Android and iOS. This means Meet will automatically remove distracting from your mobile device’s audio input while still letting your voice through.”
To enable, tap the “More” overflow menu, select “Settings,” and click “Noise cancellation.” It’s off by default, and Google recommends disabling if “non-speech is an important part of your call, like playing musical instruments.”
When the feature is turned on, it filters out noises that don’t sound like voices. Hence, voices from the TV or people talking at the same time will not be filtered out. Google noted that audio capture from screen sharing won’t be affected by the noise cancellation feature; however, if non-speech such as playing musical instruments are an important part of your call, you should turn the feature off.
The new feature is already available on Google Meet web but now is going to be available for G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers on Android and iOS.