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Google Home Homescreen Shortcuts

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Why doesn't the Home app support app shortcuts by long pressing the icon?  This function would be very useful for quick access to cameras, lights, media, routines, etc.  Almost every other Google app supports these shortcuts.  It seems like an oversight to not include them for the Home app.  

Having these shortcuts would also allow the use of the Quick Tap feature in Android 12 to launch the shortcut.  My ultimate goal would be to be able to double tap the back of my phone to show my cameras.

Please consider adding this functionality to the Home App.  The app is getting better but still needs some of these little feature to make it more polished.


Community Member

Agreed, having to navigate through the home app every time I want to check my front door for a package is annoying.

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Hey folks

Thanks for visiting the Community. 

Since this thread hasn't had activity in a while, we're going to close it to keep content fresh.

We have no news to share when a shortcut will be available for the Google Home app. We're always looking for ways to improve and we'll take this as feedback. If you have additional questions, feel free to submit another post and provide as many details as possible so that others can lend a hand.