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showing activity zones while reinstalling a nest camera

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Does anyone know whether it is possible to enable a camera to show the activity zones while the live camera is enabled? When I remove camera to recharge them and then reinstall them, this would be a huge help in achieving the same (or very similar) alignment to the view before removing the camera for charging (if that makes sense). As it is, I have to fiddle with cycling between the activity zones view and the live camera a bunch of times to do this, and I think a feature of this nature could really improve efficiency of reinstallation.

If this capability does not exist, is there any mechanism to request the implementation of such a feature?

Thanks so much!


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Hello brickmaniac,


Thanks for posting here in the Community. Once you create an Activity zone, it will always be set up on your Nest Camera or doorbell, even after you charge it. The only times that the Activity Zones will be removed are if you Factory reset the device or manually remove them from the settings of the Nest or Google Home app.


As of now, we don't have a way to show the Activity while the camera is showing the live feeds. I'd suggest you send feedback about this using this form to let the Google Engineering team know about it. Let me know if you have other questions or concerns, as I will be locking this in 24 hours if I don't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread, and we'll be happy to help.