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Home app Activity

Open Activity in the Google Home app to review important events in your home. You can also add filters to create a customized list of events.

Activity shows you information like:

  • Activity detected by your Google Nest products, like Nest camera events
  • Network issues detected by Nest Wifi
  • Reminders about additional features and services for your Google Home and Nest products

Note: To get notified about important home events, even if you forget to check your activity, turn on Google Home app notifications.

Check your home's Activity

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Activity .
  3. Check the list of events and suggestions.
    • To get more details, tap an event or suggestion.
    • To take action on an event or suggestion, tap it. If multiple actions are available, tap the action you want to take.
    • To remove an event or suggestion, tap Open card options and then Dismiss.
      • Note: Dismissed events still appear in the Home history.

Customize your Activity

Customize the Home app's Activity to show only the events you want.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Activity .
  3. At the top, tap Filter.
  4. Select the events and devices you want and then tap Show results.

Home history

Your Home history shows you events that happened in your home, like Household Routines that started or Nest camera events.

Check the Home history

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Activity  You’ll get a list of home events, starting with the most recent.
  3. To scroll through your history, swipe up or down.

Filter events

To check for specific types of events, you can filter them by room, date, people or sounds detected, and more.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Activity  and then Filter.
  3. Tap the filters you want and then at the bottom, tap Show results.
    • Note: Filtered history only includes days with the selected types of events.
  4. To remove a specific filter, tap the next to the filter name.
  5. To remove all filters and return to your full history, tap Filter and then Clear all and then Show results.

Delete history

Camera history

Before you delete your camera’s video history, here are a few things you should know:

  • When you delete camera history, it will delete all of its video history in the app. It won’t delete individual clips you saved.
  • You can delete all history for specific cameras, but you can’t delete individual or specific types of camera events.
  • You can also delete camera history in the Nest app. If your camera is in both apps, erasing camera history from one app will also erase it from the other.

Delete your camera’s video history

Important: Before you erase your camera’s video history, save and download video clips that you want to keep.

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app.
  2. Select the camera you want.
  3. Tap MoreMore menuand then Settings and then Delete video history.

Other events

You may be able to delete other events depending on the type.

  1. Open the Google Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Activity
  3. Tap the event and then More  and then Delete and then Delete.

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