Microsoft Teams noise cancellation feature comes to macOS

The noise suppression feature debuted in Microsoft Team in 2020 for PC and will now roll out for Mac users at the end of August.

Microsoft Teams has been slowly updated on macOS to have feature parity with its Windows counterpart. The chat app is similar to Slack with text-based chat, video calling options, and file sharing systems.

The noise suppression feature was initially released in the Windows version of Microsoft Teams in October 2020. It enabled three levels of noise suppression using algorithms, but it never made it to the Mac.

The automatic setting allows you to eliminate background noise based on ambient noise. “Low” will eliminate constant noise such as air conditioning and “high” eliminates any noise other than human speech.

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According to the noise suppression feature, you will only have automatic and low settings on Macs with the M1 processor. The high setting will not be available and no direct reason was given.

“We will start rolling this out at the end of April and hope to complete it by the end of August,” Microsoft said. “High setting is not available for Mac users with M1 Arm processor.”

This means that the high setting will appear on Intel machines, but there may be a minimum system requirement for it to be selected. The high setting filters out noises like chewing, dog barking, or other stray noises.

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Microsoft continues to update the Microsoft Teams application for Mac with improved support for native features and Windows parity. Soon, Microsoft Teams users will be able to share system audio when using screen sharing, and the notification center will display Teams notifications for the first time.

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