There are clear video conference etiquette rules that everybody needs to follow before, during, and after meetings. Following these rules is even more important in today’s work-from-home dominated work. However, many Teams users out there don’t seem to care about background noise when they’re in the middle of a video meeting.
For example, you can often hear them shuffling papers, slamming doors, continuously typing on the keyboard, and so on. If you’re lucky, you can even hear their neighbor’s dog barking. Take that as a bonus.
The good news is that you can easily avoid such unpleasant scenarios by simply enabling the noise suppression option. However, keep in mind this option is available only in the Teams Windows desktop app.
How to Enable Noise Cancellation on Microsoft Teams
- The first step is to launch Teams and click on your profile picture.
- Then select Settings and go to Devices.
- Locate the Noise suppression section. You can choose between Auto, High, Low, or no noise suppression.
- Finally, apply the changes and check if you’re happy with the results.
Microsoft Teams Noise Suppression Levels
Teams offers users four different noise suppression levels users can choose from. Each option comes with its own particular characteristics. But they all have something in common: they’re driven by AI algorithms.
- Auto. Enable this option if you want Teams to select the best level of noise suppression based on your environment.
- High. Turn on this option to cancel all background sound that isn’t speech. This option is available only on AVX2 computers. But you can’t use it if the meeting is recorded or live captions are on.
- Low. The app cancels only persists and repetitive background noise.
- Off. There is no noise suppression. If you’re in a low background noise environment, there’s no need to enable noise cancellation. Get a high-quality mic and people will hear you just fine.
Noise suppression on Microsoft Teams allows you to control or block all the annoying background sounds from your environment. In this manner, the other meeting attendees can focus on what you’re saying without getting distracted by strange background sounds.
⇒ Over to You Now
What are the most memorable background sounds you ever heard during Teams meeting? How did people react? Share your stories in the comments below.