Google Tests Video Doorbell Previews On Your Pixel Lock Screen

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Jan 10, 2022, 11: 43 am EST
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When Android 12 launched in 2021, Google announced a bevy of new features for the Pixel phone’s “At a Glance” widget. And one of the most highly-anticipated of these new features, the ability to see Nest Doorbell previews on your Pixel lock screen, is now available to some users with the Google app beta (v13.0.6).

As reported by Mishaal Rahman, Google is rolling out a server-side update that adds Nest Doorbell previews to some users’ At a Glance widget. A preview clip will be added to your lock screen if someone rings your Nest Doorbell or it detects movement. This saves you the hassle of opening an application. If you are already on the Pixel home screen you will see a small notification about your doorbell without any preview clips. )

A big feature update is coming soon for the At a Glance widget. Integrated Nest doorbell alerts started working for tipster Nick Cipriani today w/ Google App v13.0.6.29. I confirm that doorbell alerts work and have enabled the new settings page. pic.twitter.com/HhhULDOKhl

— Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman) January 7, 2022

If you’re a Pixel user running Android 12 with the Google app beta (v13.0.6), you can try to enable Nest Doorbell previews from the At a Glance settings. You can enable Nest Doorbell previews from the At a Glance settings by unlocking your Pixel and holding down on At a Glance widget. )

I should note that other new At a Glance features, including the flashlight reminder, now show up in the At a Glance settings. They don’t appear to be working yet.

This feature is not yet widely available. You can try to force it on your device by installing the latest Google app beta from APK Mirror, but Google is only enabling it for a small handful of users. In the near future, a wider rollout is expected.

Source: Mishaal Rahman via Android Police



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