I use the Google Home app quite frequently to control my lights and various other smart home devices, but I must admit that I had completely forgotten about the second tab in the bottom navigation of the app. It is a source that alerts you to certain events in your home, such as the addition or removal of devices or Wi-Fi status updates. Google has just released a new settings menu that allows you to customize the types of notifications in this feed.
For me, there are two types of events that I can disable alerts for. In the ‘Whole House’ section, there are switches for ‘Network Status’ and ‘Wi-Fi Activity’, both of which are on by default. According to the screenshots from 9to5Google, the routines would also appear here if you had any enabled.
The other section visible to me is ‘Cameras’ with switches for ‘People’ or ‘Motion’ events disabled for my Nest Hub Max. To be clear, this wouldn’t turn off those events entirely, it would just prevent them from showing up at my house. feed. I can see how that could cause confusion.
“Cookie” is what I call my Hub Max, by the way.
All in all, this is a fairly innocuous menu that probably won’t excite many users. If someone is using the startup font, this could be quite useful. This configuration section is rolling out now, although it’s unclear if it’s part of Google Home version 184.108.40.206 or with a separate server-side push. Either way, being on the latest version will probably help – you can download it from APK Mirror if you haven’t contacted it yet.