I use the Google Home app quite often to control my lights and various other smart home gadgets, but I have to admit I completely forgot about the second tab in the bottom navigation of the app. It’s a feed that alerts you to certain events in your home, such as adding or removing devices or updating Wi-Fi status. Google has just rolled out a new settings menu for you. allowing you to customize the types of notifications in this feed.
For me, there are two types of events for which I can turn off alerts. In the “Whole House” section, there are switches for “Network Status” and “Wi-Fi Activity”, both of which are on by default. According to 9to5Google screenshots, the routines would also show up here if I had any enabled.
The other section visible to me is “ Cameras ” with switches for “ People ” or “ Motion ” events turned off for my Nest Hub Max – to be clear, that wouldn’t turn off those events completely, but would just prevent them from appearing in my house to feed. I can see how that could confuse you.
“Cookie” is what I call my Hub Max, by the way.
All in all, this is a fairly harmless menu that probably won’t get many users excited. If someone is actually using the home feed, it could be very helpful. This settings section is currently being rolled out, although it’s unclear whether it’s part of Google Home version 188.8.131.52 or with a separate server-side push. Either way, using the latest version will probably help – you can download it from APK Mirror if it doesn’t reach you yet.