In late 2020, Google debuted a new feature for the Nest Hub, which is effectively digital sticky notes. It’s called Family Notes. Allowing you to leave a note on the Nest Hub for others to see when they come home, or come into the room that the Nest Hub is located.
Family Notes will appear on the Ambient display of every Nest Hub in the house. So this can be very useful if you have multiple Nest Hubs or Nest Hub Max’s in your home. And it also shows who left the note on the Display, this is really only important if you have multiple people registered on your Google account within the household.
Here’s how you can use this nifty new feature on your Google Nest Hub.
How To Create A Family Note On Google Nest Hub
To get started, give one of the following commands to your Nest Hub (or Nest Hub Max):
- Hey Google, create a Family Note
- Hey Google, leave a Family Note
After that, Google Assistant will ask you what the note should say. Now, you can also decide to do this with one command instead of two. Especially useful if you’re in a hurry. Just add the context of the note to the end of the command. For example, something like this:
- Hey Google, leave a Family Note that we need toothpaste
Making it an easy way to pick stuff up when you head outside next time.
How to Find Family Notes on Google Nest Hub
When you leave a Family Note on the Google Nest Hub, it’ll be displayed on the home screen. So as soon as you walk in the house you’ll see the note.
If there is more than one Family Note, you can also say “Hey Google, show all Family Notes”.
It’ll also be shown in the “Your morning”, “Your Afternoon” or “Your evening” pages within the Nest Hub. It’ll show who left the note and how long ago that was.
How to Delete Family Notes on Google Nest Hub
To delete a Family Note on your Nest Hub is pretty simple.
Tap on the Note. This will make it full screen. Then you can tap on the trash can in the lower left-hand corner.
And that’s it, that’s how easy it it so delete a Family Note on the Nest Hub.
Unfortunately, these notes really only work well on smart displays like the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, because they have displays. The speakers like the Nest Mini will read them to you, but it’s not as cool as an actual sticky note. But that’s about it for Family Notes. This is how you can create, find and delete these notes.