Learn about video history

Video history is Nest’s cloud-based video recording and storage service. With a Nest Aware subscription, your Nest camera automatically stores video securely to the Nest cloud so you can access it anytime, anywhere. This means that you don’t need to press record or switch out memory cards for your Nest camera.

Depending on which Nest Aware subscription you have, your camera
can either record event-based video history for up to 60 days
so you only get video clips of important activity your camera detects,
or record 24/7 video history for up to 30 days. 

Video history is stored on a rolling basis, so your oldest recorded
video automatically expires to make room for new video.

Learn how recorded video is stored

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Watch your recorded video history 

Note: You can also get camera events with video clips in the Home app's Feed and History.

Save and share your favorite video clips 

  • You can create and save video clips and timelapses from your video history in the Nest app.

  • You can share the video clips with friends and family on social media. You can also download clips to store them on your computer or send them to anyone in an email.

  • You can store up to a total of 3 hours of video clips in the clip library of home.nest.com for as long as you like.

How we keep your video history secure 

  • Video your camera records is encrypted, so it’s securely sent to the cloud and streamed to your devices.
  • When your Nest camera is set to private, no one can see your video without your permission.

Learn more about how Nest protects your privacy


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