Set up the noise suppression level for microphone input

8x8 Work for Desktop now allows you to control the noise suppression for your microphone input.

While you are on a call or on a meeting, and your microphone is turned on, the background noise around you might distract the participants. You are able now to choose one of the available levels of noise suppression:

  • None - Use this setting for high-fidelity microphones in low-noise environments.
  • Low - Use this setting for high-fidelity microphones in low-noise environments.
  • Moderate - Use this setting to suppress levels of persistent background noise, such as a computer fan or air conditioner, low/moderate music volume playing.
  • High - Use this setting to suppress levels of persistent background noise, such as a computer fan or air conditioner, low/moderate music volume playing.
  • Very high - Use this setting to suppress all background sound that isn't speech. Note that this option uses more computer resources and the audio quality will have a rumbly or boxy / muddy effect.

To access this option:

  • From the menu, click Call using panel and from the Noise suppression level list, select the option that works for you.
  • From the menu, click Settings > Audio & Video, and from the Noise suppression level list, select the option that works for you.

Note: Previous to this release, 8x8 Work automatically suppressed unwanted background noise during meetings and calls to keep everyone in focus, and by default, the noise suppression level was set at High. Now you can change the noise suppression level anytime.