Microsoft Teams desktop app gets real-time background noise suppression feature

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Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams

As announced before, Microsoft is now rolling out the real-time background noise suppression feature to Microsoft Teams desktop users. When your mic is turned on in a Teams meeting or call, background noise such as shuffling papers, slamming doors, barking dogs, and so on will be suppressed using AI.

AI-based, real-time noise suppression, will be added to Microsoft Teams. This feature will automatically remove unwelcome background noise during your meetings. AI-based noise suppression works by analyzing an individual’s audio feed and using specially trained deep neural networks to filter out the noise and retain only the speech signal.  This is an update to the existing noise suppression. Users will now have control over how much noise suppression they want. The “High” setting is new and will suppress more background noise.

Google recently announced the same feature, which can be seen demonstrated in video below:

Here’s how you can enable this feature:

  1. Select your profile picture at the top right of Teams and then select Settings.
  2. Select Devices on the left and then, under Noise suppression, select an option.

Source: Microsoft

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