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File naming convention?

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The Android Home app still uses a less helpful "weird" file name for the downloaded camera video clips. It looks like this today "870fbc0a-b6f8-4ed9-a08e-99ddeb5e1bcf.mp4" which has changed since I first reported this issue in May 2022.

When will the Android Google Home app use a datetimestamp-based name to make the event occurrence time readily apparent in the downloaded file's name? Something like the old C/Unix format, e.g., 20230308065423999.mp4 (YYYYMMDDhhmmsszzz.mp4).





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Hello JohnC1,


Thanks for reaching out here in the Community. We appreciate your interest however, we don't have any news to share about applying this feature to the Nest app or Google Home app. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take it as feedback. I'd suggest you send feedback about your concern using this form to let the Google Engineering team know about your concern. While they won't respond directly back to you, this is the best way to let them know about this. Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this after 24 hours. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.




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@EmersonB where can I find a list of the continually-uodated approved bug fixes and improvements, and the product roadmap for the Android Home app?

For example, when will the customer-best-rated camera-related functionality of the Nest app make it into the Home app?

And where are the per-version release notes for the Android Home app?