If you are a user of Google Cloud Print, we have some unfortunate news. GSuite administrators were notified that Cloud Print will cease to be supported on December 31, 2020.  After that date, ‘devices and all operating systems will no longer be able to print using Google Cloud Print.’

What Is Google Cloud Print?

Cloud Print was first introduced in 2010. Google intended the service to link your computer and printer together. Cloud Print was built into the Chrome OS and Chrome browsers, so almost any device could be used with it, including phones and tablets.

How It Worked

Google predicted that your printer would connect to a computer with Chrome on it.  Whether it be via USB or local network. Once connected, you could register it with your Google account. As long as the local computer was turned on, the printer was accessible from anywhere.

Google stated that it was improving the Chrome OS and its ability to talk to printers. However, this does not help if you used Cloud Print for Android or remote printing. As of now, there is not an alternative service that works as well as cloud print.

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