See how much noise is being removed during Google Meet video calls

Quick summary 

Google Meet can remove background noises such as typing, construction sounds, or background chatter. Noise cancellation helps make video calls more productive by reducing distractions that can divert attention away from the content of the meeting, so you can stay focused on the conversation. 

The voice indicator now shows how much noise is being removed. If you see the ring expanding, Meet is reducing the background noise. 

If you don't see the voice indicator, no audio (voice or noise) is coming from you.

A burst of noise is being filtered out while you speak, and other participants will only hear your voice. This visual cue is triggered at most once per meeting.

Noise is being filtered out on a continuous basis while you speak, and other participants will only hear your voice. The noise level is reflected by the ring size.

Getting started 

  • Admins: There is no admin control for this feature. 
  • End users: The noise indicator is displayed when noise cancellation is enabled. Visit the Help Center to learn how to enable noise cancellation

Rollout pace 


  • Available to Google Workspace Business Standard, Business Plus, Enterprise Essentials, Enterprise Standard, Enterprise Plus, Education Plus, and Workspace Individual customers. 
  • Not available to Google Workspace Essentials, Business Starter, Education Fundamentals, Frontline, and Nonprofits, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers. 
  • Not available to users with personal Google Accounts.