How to enable background noise suppression in Microsoft Teams.

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Jascha Luca
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08.12.2020
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If you use Microsoft Teams for personal or business purposes, there’s a good chance you’ll want to enable the newly added noise suppression feature. With Microsoft Teams noise suppression enabled, you’ll be able to remove a decent portion of background noises and ambient sounds. 

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Related: How to Run Multiple Instances of Microsoft Teams on the Same Computer.

Microsoft Teams is a decent bit of software designed to make meetings and other professional gatherings far more simple and intuitive. For a relatively new bit of software, it’s quite well optimised and features just about everything you’ll need to conduct a professional, efficient meeting. Up until now, the only major feature that has been missing from Microsoft Teams is noise suppression. 

Noise suppression in Microsoft Teams automatically reduces unwanted background noise during conversations and meetings. Sounds such as barking dogs, household appliances, general office ambience, etc. The way it does this is by using AI to analyze audio (in real-time) to isolate human voices, then applies a filter to remove just about everything else that shouldn’t be present. There are currently three different levels of suppression available in Microsoft Teams:  

Auto: Which lets Teams determine the noise reduction amount required.

Low: Removes basic, constant, recurring, things like the hum of a fan or air conditioning.

High: Removes just about all noises, except speech from audio feeds. The only catch for this feature is that you need specific hardware to take advantage of it. It will also use more system resources to process sound.

Quickly and easily turn on noise suppression in Microsoft Teams by doing the following:

  1. Update, then open Microsoft Teams.
  2. Click the Profile icon in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Devices in the left-hand navigation pane.
  5. Under Noise suppression use the drop-down menu to choose the level of suppression you want.

How do you turn on noise suppression to remove background noise in Microsoft Teams? Enable noise suppression in Teams.

In order to take advantage of the newly added background noise filter in Microsoft Teams, you’re going to need to do the following. 

  • First, you’re going to have to make sure you are using the latest Microsoft Teams app version (not the browser version).
  • Next, sign in to your account, then click the Profile icon in the top-right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Select Settings from the menu, then change to the Devices tab in the left-hand pane

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  • Now under the Noise suppression section use the drop-down menu to select the level of noise suppression that works best for your use case: Auto, Low, High. 

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You’ll also be able to use the noise suppression feature if you are simply making a call and not participating in a meeting with multiple people.

How do you disable the Microsoft Teams noise suppression feature?

  • First, you’re going to have to make sure you are using the latest Microsoft Teams app version (not the browser version).
  • Next, sign in to your account, then click the Profile icon in the top-right-hand corner of the screen. 
  • Select Settings from the menu, then change to the Devices tab in the left-hand pane
  • Now under the Noise suppression section use the drop-down menu to select Off.

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