According to a blog post by the company, the Discord chat service is adding a new noise cancellation feature in beta as part of a partnership with Krisp.ai.
The feature, available today to all Discord desktop users, detects and removes background noise so that voices can be heard better. "Let a vacuum run in the background. slam a door; curling a bag of chips; Keep using your really loud keyboard that your friends are complaining about. You will not be able to hear it, ”says the article.
According to Discord, Krisp only runs on devices to suppress noise and no data is sent to its servers. Mobile support is in the works, according to the company, and the function can be switched on and off in the app settings. Go to pp Settings ”>“ Voice and Video ”>“ Advanced ”>“ Noise Reduction ”.
Microsoft announced last month that it will introduce real-time noise reduction for its team video chat platform later this year.
As more and more people stay in the house due to the social distance during the pandemic, the systems of the chat services are overloaded and the number of users increases by leaps and bounds. According to Discord, the number of daily voice users in the US has increased by 50 percent since the beginning of the year. In Spain and France, the daily number of people on the platform has doubled. In Italy, daily users have tripled since the beginning of 2020.