Google Cloud Print Will Be Shutdown
As of January 1, Google will shut down its cloud-based document printing application Cloud Print. While users will not feel the lack of functionality, some users still using Cloud Print will need to change their habits. They announced the closure in 2019, and Google Cloud Print will bid farewell to users as of January 1. So why is Google will shut down the app, which is still the default printing app for many users?
To answer this question, we need to go back a bit. Cloud Print was launched in 2010 as a tool for Chrome OS users to print documents. Users have used this cloud-based application to be able to use their printers wirelessly for many years.
Google released a new update for Chrome OS in 2017, enabling users to connect their Chrome OS device to any printer on the local network, without the need for cloud service. Therefore, after this feature, Cloud Print could not be more than a user habit. If you, our valued readers, include a Cloud Print user, we recommend that you reset the default print option to avoid any unpleasant surprises on January 1st. Cloud Print will be neither the first app nor the last to be taken out of service by Google. Don’t forget to check our other news here.