Google Kills Cloud Print, Which Has Been in Beta for over a Decade

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Another Google service bites the dust. In a new support document, the search giant revealed that it would be terminating its cloud-based printing solution, Cloud Print, on December 31, 2020. The service was originally conceived in 2010 as a means of adding printing capabilities to Chrome OS, but now that native printing is possible, Cloud Print is being cut off completely. Google probably never cared enough to begin with, as it never left the beta stage.

Cloud Print integrated with other Google services like Gmail, Google Docs, and Chrome, and it was originally positioned as a printing solution for Chrome OS. But with Chrome OS offering native print services now, Cloud Print became superfluous. Certainly, the Chrome OS print experience is on par with that of, say, Windows 10 in S mode.


Tsing Mui
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