Zoom’s desktop client has options for utilizing a noise suppression filter, which can help reduce distracting background noise picked up by participants’ microphones. To improve the meeting experience, background noise will be filtered out, such as paper crunching, keyboard typing, fan noise, and dog barking. Zoom mutes background noises automatically by default, but it can be modified depending on the environment and use case.
Prerequisites for noise suppression
You will need the following equipment to produce high-quality audio:
- Zoom desktop client for Windows, version 5.2.0 or higher
- Zoom desktop client for macOS, version 5.2.0 or higher
How to remove distracting background noise from a Zoom meeting
- The Zoom desktop client lets you change your settings by clicking your profile picture.
- Select Audio.
- Select the level of background noise suppression you wish to use in the Suppress background noise section:
- Auto: This is the default setting and will reduce background noise to a moderate level when required. Based on what it detects in the background, it will automatically adjust the aggressiveness for blocking background noise. It will not consider music as background noise if it detects music.
- LOW: There will be minimal noise reduction. Only low levels of persistent background noise will be blocked.
- For casual listening, this setting will preserve as much of the original sound as possible. You can play music with highest fidelity by enabling original audio in your advanced audio settings.
- Reduces and eliminates background noise in standard environments, including fans, pen tapping, etc.
- The noise reduction will be at its most aggressive, eliminating noise such as crunching of paper or wrappings, keyboard typing, etc.
- The CPU usage may increase when this option is enabled.
Is your audio still not working? Utilize the Zoom mobile app to test your audio or troubleshoot audio issues.