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Background noise suppression Follow

Overview

The Zoom client has options that allow the utilization of noise suppression, which can help remove distracting noises that can be picked up by participants' microphones. Background noise, like paper crunching, keyboard typing, fan noise, dog barking, and other noises will be filtered out to create a better meeting experience. By default Zoom automatically does do background noise reduction, however the option can be changed to be more or less aggressive based on the environment and use case.

Prerequisites

  • Zoom Desktop Client for Windows, version 5.2.0 or higher
  • Zoom Desktop Client for macOS, version 5.2.0 or higher

Instructions

  1. In the Zoom Desktop Client, click your profile picture then click Settings.
  2. Click the Audio tab.
  3. Click the drop-down menu next to Suppress background noise, to change the setting:
    • 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.
    • Low: Noise reduction will be minimal. It will block low levels of persistent background noise.
      Note: This setting is best for casually playing music, as it will preserve as much of the original sound as possible. For highest fidelity when playing music, consider using the Enable Original Audio setting in your advanced audio settings.
    • Medium: Best for reducing and eliminating background noise in standard environments, including fans, pen tapping, etc.
    • 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.