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Reducing Background Noise in Zoom

 

 

Description

 

 

Barking dogs, a whirring fan, and your kids playing in the background nearly disappear with Zoom’s improved background noise suppression. At the low setting, soft background music can complement a yoga class or game night. The high suppression feature gives you distraction-free audio for important meetings and presentations so you can sound your best. 

 

NOTE: To ensure this setting is available, please make sure you are on the most current version of Zoom. Click Upgrade/Update to learn more.

 

Step-by-Step

From the Zoom Meeting

  1. Click the arrow to the right of the Camera icon (bottom left of the meeting)
  2. Click Video Settings
  3. Click Audio
  4. Change the Suppress background noise as needed
    1. Auto: This is the default setting, and will apply moderate background noise reduction when needed. It will auto adjust the aggressiveness for blocking background noise based on what it detects in the background. If music is detected, it will not treat the music as background noise.
    2. Low: Noise reduction will be minimal, and will not block most background noise. It will block small noises like occasional wind, but not persistent background noise.
      Note: This setting is best for music, as it will preserve as much of the original sound as possible.
    3. Medium: Best for reducing and eliminating background noise in standard environments, including fans, pen tapping, etc.
    4. High: Noise reduction will be at its most aggressive, and eliminate noise such as crunching of paper or wrappers, keyboard typing, etc. 
      Note: Enabling this option may increase CPU utilization.
  5. Click the X in the top right corner to close the box

 

 

 

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