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 Jan 25, 2024

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Nowadays, attending online meetings is very normal, especially for remote working. It helps you 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, sounds from children, or traffic noise. All of these will affect the quality of your online meetings. Luckily, you can try some workable methods to remove the background in Zoom meeting calls to improve the sound quality. This tutorial also shows how to save a Zoom meeting without noise. 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. Record Zoom Meetings without Noise

Sometimes, you may want to capture the meetings for later checking. Then, you need an excellent Zoom recording app called EaseUS RecExperts. It lets you capture a Zoom session in full or partial screen. The Noise Reduction feature will help you record Zoom without any noise.

Using it, you can record videos with a virtual background. Classroom, blur, studio, scenery, etc. are all supported. You can also try the green screen feature to record with anything in the background. You can also use the AI Assistant to export a text file from the discussion when making a meeting minute. Just one click. Download it to have a try now!

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

Step 1. Go to the video meeting that you want to record and launch EaseUS RecExperts on your devices. Choose the "Full Screen"  recording mode to record the whole screen or the "Region" mode to record your customized area.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. Then, choose to record the system sound, microphone sound, webcam, or none by clicking on the according buttons. You can even record webcam with AI background. When all is done, click on the red "REC" button to begin.

Record with virtual bacground

Step 3. The recording process will start after a three-second countdown. If you want to pause the recording, click on the white double vertical bar ("F10"). To end the recording, click on the red square sign ("F9").

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. It saves your recordings in MP4, GIF, AVI, and more. After recording, you will be led to the recording list interface. Here, you can even use the AI assistant to export meeting discussions to text files.

EaseUS RecExperts AI Assistant

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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