It’s taking Google a while to migrate all of the Nest app’s features to Google Home, the latter of which is trying to become your one-stop-shop for all your Google Assistant-enabled and smart home devices. It is understandable given all the complexities that it entails and little by little they are getting there. In the latest version of the Home app, we see some Nest Hello doorbell controls that may be available soon. In particular, we can expect Quiet Time and Quick Responses to be added to the Google Home app soon.
XDA Developers did an APK teardown of the latest version of the Google Home app, version 126.96.36.199. They saw new strings indicating new features that will be added to the app soon, probably with the next update. Quiet Time and Quick Responses are expected to be added to the Home app and will be seen at the bottom of the Nest Hello smart doorbell live video feed. Of course, since this is a teardown, these things don’t always make it to the live version.
But since Google is migrating Nest’s functionality to the Google Home app, this is very likely to appear. Quiet Time gives you the ability to silence the interior doorbell and visitor announcements for 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes, 2 hours, or 3 hours. You can currently see it in the Nest app and you can activate it by tapping on the doorbell video feed and then tapping the Quiet Time button in the lower right corner.
Meanwhile, Quick Responses will let you play a pre-recorded voice message when someone rings the doorbell and you can’t answer in person or something. The messages include “You can leave it”, “We will be there” or “No one can knock on the door”. You can choose which message you want Nest Hello to say in the notification that will appear on your phone when someone rings the doorbell. However, the messages cannot be personalized. If the update is deployed to the Home app, you will be able to choose from there rather than just the notification sent by the Nest app.
The XDA developers managed to bring these two features to light, but they are not yet available in the latest version of the Google Home app. We will have to wait for a server-side update if they release it later in a stable version.