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Disable notifications for familiar faces only

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How I can turn off notifications for familiar faces or at least for myself?




Google Nest does not let us do that.

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Why? It would be a very useful feature. It's just an "if" conditions in code


I can't answer that; I'm just another Google Nest customer. Customers in this forum keep asking for the same thing.

You could try submitting "feedback":

thank you for the info.

I've provided a feedback as you suggested.

I'll update this post in case of news. 

Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello Rox89,


Thanks for posting in our Community. I totally understand that this would be a good feature to use with your Nest cameras and doorbell, but it isn’t available. I appreciate you sending us feedback about this.


As this is a community forum supported by other users and community specialists, that is the best way to get your thoughts, feedback, or feature requests to the people who can make changes.


There are different ways to manage the familiar face notifications.

  • Turn on or off familiar face detection for individual cameras.
  • Enable or disable People notification for each camera.
  • Use Home/Away Assist or Home/Away Routines. You won’t get notifications when you’re home. Here’s how.

Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions in the future.


I appreciate your help, MplsCustomer.




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It would be really helpful to turn off familiar face notifications on our door bell. We don't need to know when we have arrived home. But I don't want all notifications off for this doorbell when we enter the geofencing area. 


This needs to be updated with google