How to Reduce Background Noise in Zoom Calls

How to reduce background noise in a Zoom call? If you are still searching for solutions on the Internet, stop it! This post gathers some easy methods to help you suppress the noise on Zoom.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Aug 29, 2023

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Nowadays, attending online meetings is very normal, especially for remote working. It helps your work or study efficiently, however, there is also an obvious issue, and that is the background noise. 

Usually, there will be lots of background noise around when you are attending a Zoom meeting, like a dog barking, sound from children, or traffic noise. And all of these will affect the quality of your online meetings. Luckily, you can try some workable methods to remove background in Zoom meeting calls to improve the sound quality. What are they? Scroll down to learn more information.

How to Use the Built-in Noise Gate Tool for Suppressing Noise in Zoom

While speaking of reducing background noise in Zoom calls, the first option is to use the built-in noise suppression tool. This tool can help you suppress the amount of background audio from your end and offers clean audio. Now, let's move to the tutorial:

Note: This feature requires Zoom desktop client version 5.2.0 or higher.

Step 1. Launch the Zoom app on your computer, then click "Settings" (a little gear icon) before you start a Zoom meeting.

Open settings in Zoom

Step 2. Next, click "Audio" on the left panel, and select the aggressiveness of noise cancellation under the Suppress Background Noise tab. You will see four options here: Auto, Low, Medium, and High.

Audio options in Zoom

Auto: Zoom set it automatically by default. If you select this tab, you will find that Zoom will apply the background noise reduction when needed. Usually, the music won't be treated as noise.

Low: It can block the faint noise.

Medium: Best for reducing noise in a standard environment, like fans, pen tapping, and others.

High: Noise reduction will be at its most aggressive. It is usually used in the crunching of paper or wrappers, keyboard typing, etc.

Step 3. Once done, you can join or start a Zoom meeting where the background noise will be suppressed.

How to Reduce Noise in Zoom with Windows Noise Suppression Tool

If you work on a Windows PC, there is another way for Zoom noise cancellation. Windows offers its own in-built noise suppression tool, and you can find it in your system. So without wasting any more time, let's get right to the detailed guide below:

Note: It is only available on Windows 7, 8, 10, and 11.

Step 1. Click the Win icon and type "Control Panel" to open the Control Panel.

Step 2. Click "Hardware and Sound", and choose the "manage audio devices" under the "Sound" tab.

Manage Audio device in Windows

Step 3. Then click the "Recording" option. Choose the microphone that you used, and click on "Properties".

Step 4. Switch to the Level tab. Here you need to lower the microphone boost to check if it reduces the background noise. Also, you can go to the microphone effects options and enable noise reduction. After that, click "OK" to confirm all your settings.

Windows noise suppression tool

Step 5. Finally, you can join a Zoom meeting and check if the noise is reduced.

How to Use Microphone Correctly for Zoom Noise Cancellation

If the methods mentioned above cannot work, you'd better check your microphone.

Most of you don't know where the device's microphone is placed, if they use the inbuilt microphone. You may stay too far from the mic, or some books or other items block the mic. And all of these will make your sound muffle and noisy. 

So for using the built-in microphone, you need to make sure that the mics are neither blocked nor you are too far from them.

Another way is to use an external mic, and it is generally better than the onboard mics on your devices.

Bonus Tip to Record Zoom Meetings with High Audio Quality

Now you can suppress the background noise in your Zoom video calls by following the above solutions. But sometimes, especially in an important Zoom meeting, you may always want to capture the meetings for later checking. Then how to record Zoom meeting without hassle? Don't fret. This part will walk you through the steps to capture Zoom calls in high quality.

First, you need an excellent Zoom recording app, like EaseUS RecExperts. This screen recording software lets you capture anything on your screen in customized size, including full screen, partial screen, etc. Plus, you can set a specific time to start and stop your recording with the help of the schedule recording feature. Once done, you can save the recordings in different formats or edit them by trimming, cutting, and many more.

A step-by-step guide to record Zoom meetings with EaseUS RecExperts:

Step 1. Go to the meetings that you want to record. Then, launch EaseUS RecExperts on your devices. Choose the "Full Screen"  recording mode or select the recording area in the "Region" mode.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. Choose to record the system sound, microphone sound or none by clicking on the according buttons. When it's time to start recording, click on the red "REC" button to begin.

Record Webcam System Microphone

Step 3. If you need to pause the recording, click on the white double vertical bar. To end the recording, click on the red square sign. You can also use the hotkeys "F10" and "F9" to pause or stop recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you can view the meeting videos in the pop-up recording list.

Recording List Window

Final Words

This post offers three easy ways to reduce the background noise in a Zoom video call, and you can choose anyone for Zoom noise cancellation tasks. Plus, at the end of the post, we also provide a solution to record Zoom calls with great screen recording software. Anyway, we hope it can be useful to you!

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