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Are Ring Video Doorbell 2 faceplates compatible with Video Doorbell 3?

Ring Video Doorbell 3 Battery Remove
Ring Video Doorbell 3 Battery Remove (Image credit: Ring)

Best answer: No, unfortunately, you cannot reuse faceplates from the Ring Video Doorbell 2 on the Ring Video Doorbell 3 or 3 Plus. However, there are similar options available for the newer doorbells to give you the personalization and customization that you're looking for.

Will the faceplates from the Ring Video Doorbell 2 fit the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus

I know it sounds superficial (literally), but one of my favorite things about Ring's Video Doorbells, especially the "main" ones in the series, is that they are at least somewhat customizable to your home and front door decor. They ship with at least two different color faceplates that you can choose from — Satin Nickel and Venetian — and Ring also makes over 15 different colored first-party faceplate replacements if the two included ones aren't quite right for your home.

But will the faceplates from the Ring Video Doorbell 2 fit the newer models? Unfortunately not, I'm afraid. You see, the Ring Video Doorbell 2's dimensions are 5.05 x 2.50 x 1.08 inches, whereas the dimensions for the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus are 5.10 x 2.40 x 1.10 inches. You can even see from the screenshot below, taken directly from Ring's website, that these don't even look the same size to the naked eye.

Ring faceplate comparison

Source: Android Central (Image credit: Source: Android Central)

The good news is that right out of the gate, Ring is selling almost as many first-party faceplate replacements for the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and 3 Plus as they did for the Video Doorbell 2 (16 vs. 18), in fun colors like midnight blue, bronze, and teal. We also expect a vibrant third-party market of faceplates, covers, and skins for the Video Doorbell 3 and 3 plus, just like there has been for the Ring Video Doorbell 2.

If you're upgrading from the Video Doorbell 2 to the Video Doorbell 3 or 3 Plus, it is a shame that you can't keep your faceplate accessories. Still, it is great to see Ring continuing the tradition of offering alternative looks for their most popular doorbells.

Jeramy Johnson
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Jeramy is proud to help *Keep Austin Weird* and loves hiking in the hill country of central Texas with a breakfast taco in each hand. When he's not writing about smart home gadgets and wearables, he's defending his relationship with his smart voice assistants to his family. You can follow him on Twitter at @jeramyutgw.