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Learn about the Feed in the Home app

You can use the Home Feed  in the Google Home app to check for important events from your supported Nest and Home products, like when your Nest camera detects a person, and get a general recap of the day’s events in your home. You can also tap events and reminders to take action, like watch a video clip or listen to an audio clip.

Types of events in the Feed include:

  • Activity detected by your Nest products (like Nest camera events or sound detection on Google speakers and displays (Nest Aware only)
  • Network issues detected by Nest Wifi
  • Reminders about additional features and services for your Google Home and Nest products

Find the Home Feed

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the Feed  near the bottom of the screen.
  3. New events will show up in the Feed.
    • Tap an event or group of events to get more details or take action. Additional actions might also appear on the event card.
    • If you don’t need to check the event in your feed, tap Open card options , then Dismiss. The event should appear in Home history.

Personalize your feed

Events can be personalized to show just events you want to see.

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap Feed  and then Customization settings .
  3. Select a device or an event type.
  4. Change the events you want to receive.

You can also change these settings from a feed event.

  1. Next to an event in your feed, tap More and then Hide [type of events] or Hide [zone] events.

Home history

Your Home history shows you events that happen in your home, like when motion or sound is detected on your supported Home or Nest devices for the past 60 days.

Find the Home history

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the Feed .
  3. Tap History.
  4. From there, you can swipe left or right to scroll through dates. Tap on a date to check that day’s history.

Filter events

If you want to check for specific types of events, you can filter events by room, people spotted, sounds heard, and more. Here’s how:

  1. Tap the Feed .
  2. Tap History.
  3. At the top right, tap Filters .
  4. Choose the filters you want to find results for and select Show results.
  5. When you’re done, tap Filters  and then Clear all and then Show results to check your full history.

Note: You can tap a group of events in the Feed to get a filtered view of similar activity in the Home history.

Delete event history

If you don’t want to get certain events in the Home history, they can be deleted.

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 Delete video history and then Delete.

Other events

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app.
  2. Tap the Feed .
  3. Tap History.
  4. Tap on the event.
  5. Tap Open card options .
  6. Tap Delete  and then Delete.


The Home app sends you notifications when events occur to keep you up to date about what’s going on in your home.

To customize notifications, change your settings for emergency sounds, account changes, and more. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Home app Google Home app. In the top right, tap your account icon.
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. Open the item you want to change.
  5. Tap the switch to turn the notification on or off.
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