I use the Google Home app quite often to control my lights and various other smart home gadgets, but I have to admit that I had completely forgotten the other tab in the app’s bottom navigation. It’s a feed that alerts you to certain events throughout your home, such as adding or removing devices or Wi-Fi status updates. Google has just rolled out a new settings menu so you can customize the alert types in this feed.

For me, there are two types of events for which I can turn off alerts. In the “Entire home”

; section, “Network status” and “Wi-Fi activity” are turned on, both of which are turned on by default. According to 9to5Google screenshots, routines would also appear here if I had some enabled.

The other part that is visible to me are ‘cameras’ with switches for ‘People’ or ‘Motion’ events off for Nest Hub Max – to be clear, this will not turn off these events completely, just prevent them from appearing at home with me mate. I can see how it can cause confusion.

“Cookie” is by the way what I call Hub Max.

All in all, this is a pretty innocent menu that probably won’t excite many users. If someone out there is actually using the home, this can be quite helpful. This settings section is currently rolling out, although it is unclear whether it is as part of Google Home version or with a separate server-side tap. Either way, it will probably help to be on the latest version – you can download it from the APK Mirror if it still does not reach you.

Google Home
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