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Notifications OFF for familiar faces / ON for unfamiliar faces

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Does the Google Home app allow you to turn off notifications for familiar faces? I can't figure out how to do it. I don't need a notification every single time my wife walks out the door, or I myself leave or return to the house! It's absurd. It creates too many notifications. I don't intend to use the Nest Cam to supervise my family activity. I assume that, instead, the product is intended for security and to alert you when unknown people come to your door. Then, why can't I leave notifications on only for unfamiliar faces?

Come on, Google. Shouldn't be that hard to code. Please include this feature.

I see others have posted this before. The thread keeps being closed before any action is taken by Google.



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Community Specialist

Hello perseguidor76,


I totally understand that turning off notifications for people saved in the familiar face library is a good feature to use with your Nest camera and doorbell devices, but it isn’t available. I'd suggest you submit feedback about it.


There are different ways to manage the familiar face notifications. Check out this handy guide to learn how to change settings for familiar face detection.


  • 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.

Let me know if you have other questions or concerns.