Windows 11 steals a great Microsoft Teams feature for better video calls

Windows 11 is about to get one of Microsoft Team’s best features, thanks to ‘Voice Clarity’, which will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to render your voice in calls and recordings much clearer.

Microsoft Teams, an app many people use for video calls, has a very similar feature that does a great job of minimizing and eliminating background noise for people in noisy environments, ensuring they can be heard clearly.

With the feature being so acclaimed, it’s no surprise to see Microsoft integrating it into the wider Windows 11 operating system, which would allow the feature to work with other video calling apps. Voice Clarity was announced at Microsoft’s recent “Hybrid Work” event as one of the ways the company is improving its products for people who now spend their time working from home, as well as in the office.

Although Microsoft Teams’ noise-canceling features have proven popular, there’s not a lot of love for the app itself, so bringing it to Windows 11 itself might be a deal breaker. popular.

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Surface Laptop Studio

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While the idea of ​​making Voice Clarity available to more apps and users, the problem is that for now the feature will only work on the Surface Laptop Studio, a relatively niche product from Microsoft.

It’s certainly a shame, because it means that the vast majority of Windows 11 users will still not be able to use this feature.

It’s a bit of a confusing decision, and we reached out to Microsoft to ask why that’s the case. This may be due to some specific hardware requirements that only Surface Laptop Studio has. Or, Microsoft could simply limit the availability of the feature to help stimulate interest in the Surface Laptop Studio.

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But, with a growing number of us relying on video calling to stay in touch with friends, family, and co-workers, any tools that can help improve those calls are certainly welcome, and we’d love to see Microsoft make the Voice Clarity feature more widely available.

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