How to Enable System-Wide Noise Cancellation in Chrome OS

After introducing much-needed features like Recycle Bin, Nearby Share, and Phone Hub on Chromebooks, Google is developing another great feature for Chrome OS: system-wide noise cancellation. Yes, you read it right. You can now block background noise on Chromebooks, whether an app or website natively offers noise suppression or not. So, if you want to learn how to enable system-wide noise canceling in Chrome OS, follow our quick guide below.

Enable System-Wide Noise Cancellation in Chrome OS (2021)

System-wide noise cancellation currently not available on stable or beta channel It’s also not widely available for Dev users of Chrome OS, but some users got the noise cancellation option. The feature is currently in testing and only available on the Chrome OS Canary channel. I would not recommend switching to Dev or Canary channel to test this feature. But you can follow our tutorial, check if you have noise canceling, and learn how to use it on your Chromebook.

1. First of all, copy the following path and paste it into Chrome’s address bar. Now press enter. You can also go chrome://flags and manually search for “noise canceling”.


2. Next, enable the “Input Noise Cancellation Interface” flag from the drop-down menu. Then restart the Chrome browser for the changes to take effect.

3. After rebooting, your Chromebook will have system-wide support for background noise removal. Now, open the “Quick Settings” menu and arrow button next to the soundbar.

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4. Here you will find input and output options for speaker and microphone, as well as the ability to enable noise cancellation in Chrome OS. Just open toggle, Here it is. You can also change your primary input device and enable noise canceling for that particular device as I did for my Oppo Enco W51 earbuds.

Enable System-Wide Noise Cancellation in Chrome OS (2021)

5. If the system-wide “Noise canceling” toggle isn’t available on your Chrome OS device, you should be satisfied. in-app option It is currently offered by video conferencing applications. Microsoft Teams lets you enable noise canceling, so does Zoom and Google Meet.

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Noise Suppression settings in Microsoft Teams

Suppress Background Noise on Chromebook

So you can easily enable system-wide noise canceling on your Chromebook. This feature is not limited to popular video conferencing services and will also work on any website where you need to use your microphone for voice communication. It can be very useful for students, teachers and researchers. I hope Google brings this much requested feature to the Chrome OS Stable build as soon as possible. Anyway, that’s it for us. For more such Chrome OS tips and tricks, follow our linked article. And if you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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