Discord Joins The Tech Race By Bringing Background Noise Suppression To Voice Chats

As more and more people are now working from home, background noise has turned out to be a major issue, especially during audio/video calls. In order to improve your video conferencing experience, the telecommunication tools are now coming up with their solutions to minimize disruptions.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced its real-time noise suppression capability for video calls in Microsoft Teams. In a recent development, Discord is all set to compete with Microsoft Teams, by bringing its own feature to deal with background noise.

The company has announced its new noise suppression feature for voice chats on Discord. Starting today, Discord is rolling out this feature, which is currently in beta, for all desktop users. According to Discord, users would need to enable a toggle switch in the settings menu to use the noise suppression feature.

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Noise suppression Controls

In addition, you can head over to the App Settings > Voice and Video > Advanced > Noise Suppression to enable additional controls for this feature.

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Additional Controls for Noise Suppression

Discord has also revealed its plans to bring the capability to Android and iOS platforms very soon. Here’s how Discord’s noise suppression feature works:

“This new tech detects and removes background noises happening around you so your voice can be heard clearly. Have a vacuum running in the background; slam a door; ruffle a bag of chips; keep using your really loud keyboard your friends complain about. They won’t be able to hear it.”

Discord’s Feature, Now A Competitor To Microsoft Teams’?

As for the functionality, Discord’s new feature sounds similar to the one Microsoft announced for its Teams platform. However, Discord plans to bring background suppression to its application by teaming up with Krisp.ai. It is worth noting that Microsoft is yet to provide a time frame for its feature, but surprisingly, Discord wins the race by shipping its beta version to users.

Needless to say, it is an interesting addition by Discord to improve its online collaboration service amid the Coronavirus outbreak. If you are interested to learn more about Discord’s noise suppression feature, simply visit the Help Center to get more details. Also, don’t forget to provide your feedback to improve the feature in future versions.

Alex Schoff
Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.