Back in March, Google’s Community Specialist, Leticia, posted on the Nest Help forum that the company was going to completely revamp the Home app’s “Feed” section. This area shows news and updates or notifications about your smart home devices, but until now, it’s been a hot mess. Lots of information came at the user from every angle, with various formats to the text and images.
Now, that redesign is rolling out, and as you can see below, a much simpler design featuring a vertical wall of text and images akin to a social media feed appears when tapping the bottom right icon on the navigation.
In fact, the update will automatically sort your home’s recent and most important events in the layout, making it quicker to glance at things like camera movement notifications, and so on. What’s great is that these notifications are now grouped together instead of individually shown, and you can scroll left to right to see camera motion pings or tap on the entire stack to be taken to a separate screen where the history shows. Each notification bundle is grouped with its appropriate icon for that specific type or device too.
Tapping the three-dot menu to the right of a notification bundle allows you to dismiss the events, or customize which updates you will see in the feed. You can choose between your Household Routines, Wi-Fi, and cameras. Let me know in the comments if you’ve already had this update for a few weeks, or if you’re just starting to see the welcome message as you open the app!