Google Meet Rolls Out Noise Cancellation To iOS And Android, Adds Attendance Reports For Schools

Thanks to noise cancellation on Android and iOS, Google Meet will now let users filter out disruptive sounds. Moreover, it will also add attendance reports for schools and educators.

Joining background blur, Google Meet will filter out any background noise such that you can call from any possible environment, including “keyboard typing, doors opening and closing, and construction outside your window.” Google’s “cloud-based AI” supports this feature by blocking out anything that isn’t your voice. 

Noise cancellation in Google Meet is available for G Suite Enterprise and G Suite Enterprise for Education customers, but not G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite for Education, or G Suite for Nonprofits. There are also regional restrictions in “South Africa, the UAE, and surrounding locales.”

The feature is off by default and, to enable it, all you have to do is tap the “More” overflow menu, select “Settings,” and click “Noise cancellation.” Although Google recommends switching it off if “non-speech is an important part of your call, like playing musical instruments.”

The feature has officially rolled out and will be fully available in the coming days.

Furthermore, G Suite Enterprise for Education organizers can now access attendance report over email after a meeting ends. It is available for Google Meet sessions with between 5 and 250 participants. It will include their name, email, join/exit time, and length.

We hope attendance reports will help meeting organizers keep track of who attended their meetings and for how long, which can be challenging during larger meetings or while presenting.

It will roll out to more users over time.

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