Teams – The Teams client is now able to reduce/remove background noises

The Teams client has been update to finally include a noise suppression capability.

By default, the noise suppression feature is enabled in automatic suppression mode.

If you want to manage the noise suppression level (or turn it off), open your Teams client and access the Settings menu


And then go to the Devices section to manage the noise suppression mode


The different modes are as below:

  • Auto (default and I would say recommended) The Teams client decides on the best level of noise suppression based on local noise
  • Low  suppresses low levels of persistent background noise, like computer fan or air conditioner. Use this setting if you want to let other listening your music
  • High suppresses all background sound that isn’t speech
  • Off (not recommended unless you already are using a high fidelity mic with noise suppression) turn off the noise suppression feature
Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies