Your Google Pixel's At a Glance widget can display video doorbell previews

Your Google Pixels At a Glance widget can display video

Source: Alex Dobie / Android Central

Google is reportedly releasing an expected update to the popular At A Glance widget on its Pixel phones running Android 12. A report by Android Police reveals that the update with a text notification as well as a live video preview thumbnail on your phone's lock screen when someone activates your video's doorbell sensors.

The new feature should work with any of the best video doorbells similar to the Google Assistant and Google Home app, including Google's own Nest doorbells. Pixel owners will soon be able to activate or disable this feature by a separate update to the At a Glance options menu via a simple toggle on / off.

In addition to the smarter video doorbell notifications, the update to the At a Glance widget will be able to tell you when your flashlight feature is turned on, as well as alert you to other connected devices that are currently in use. There will also be a pop-up safety check alert once you have started a countdown in the Personal Safety app.

According to the report, these features are not live or do not work for many users yet, but it is possible to get them on your Pixel by downloading the update via APK Mirror.

The At a Glance widget was famously broken in part of the beta phase of Android 12, but thankfully it seems to be returning to its rightful place among the best Android widgets. With these new features, this update goes a long way in solidifying the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro as two of the best Android phones available.

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