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Visitor Announcements on Phone

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I'll apologize in advance if this is a dumb question, but is there a way to enable visitor announcements on my Android phone? I get a notification on my phone when someone presses the doorbell button, but it's the same type of notification as any other activity notification - e.g. if someone passes in view of the camera but doesn't press the doorbell button.

What I would like (and to be honest what I had expected) is that when someone presses the doorbell button, that a longer or different chime or alert is sent to my phone. My understanding is that Google smart speakers or hubs inside the house will do this and have a chime and/or say "someone is at the door", but this doesn't seem to be available on my phone. All I'd like is to have that same function happen on the phone.

Any thoughts or suggestions on how to enable something like this would be most appreciated.




Google Nest only provides standard notifications when someone presses the doorbell button. There are ongoing requests for a more noticeable notification in this forum.

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Community Specialist

Hi folks,


dma999999, thanks for reaching out. Modifying the notification sound is not supported. Our team is working hard to deliver the best experience for our users — I'd suggest you submit feedback about it, here's how. Keep your eye on the Google Nest Community page for any updates. 


Please let me know if you have other questions or concerns as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.


Thanks for the help here, MplsCustomer.




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Hi there, 


I wanted to check and see if you managed to see the information that MplsCustomer and Juni had shared. Please let me know if you have any questions from here. I would be happy to assist and make sure you are good to go.



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Hello there,


Just checking in to make sure that you saw our responses. I'll be locking this thread if we don't hear back from you again in 24 hours. Should that happen, feel free to create a new one if you have more questions or have other concerns in the future.