What are Image Notifications?

Snapshot image from your Blink device

Image notifications send you a snapshot image of what’s happening in front of your Blink camera, so you can easily see activity without opening the Blink app. With a quick look at your notification, you can know immediately if you need to open up Live View to take a closer look, or wait and review your video later. Learn more about how to receive notifications of motion detection.

In order to view image notifications, your Early Notification camera setting must be disabled. Click to learn more about Early Notifications in the Blink app.

Note: Image notifications do not work with the Blink Video Doorbell. Since the Blink Video Doorbell always has Early Notification on by default, you will not be able to view image notifications on it.

If Local Storage is your only available method for saving clips, image notifications will not display since thumbnails are not generated in this case. Learn more about using Local Storage for saving clips.

iOS devices

When you have motion alerts enabled on your iOS device, you will see a motion detection notification on your home screen. 

Tapping a notification on your home screen, will take you to the clip list in the Blink app with that saved clip.


When you "long press" on a notification, you will see a larger snapshot of your detected motion. Image notifications also display when you are within the Blink app.

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Android devices

When you have motion alerts enabled on your Android device, you will see a motion detection notification on your home screen. Swipe down on the screen from the top to bottom to see the notification list.


Next, tap on the down arrow to view a snapshot of your detected motion.
             

You can also view multiple snapshots by expanding additional items in your list.

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