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Google shuts down its Cloud Print service after 10-year Beta

Google revealed plans to close down Cloud Print, a cloud-based printing resolution, on the finish of 2020 completely.

The firm launched Cloud Print again in 2010 as an answer to print from any Internet linked gadget to appropriate printers. The foremost advantage of the answer was that customers didn’t have to put in printer drivers on their shopper gadgets and that gadgets didn’t have to be in the identical native community because the printer. The resolution enabled printing on gadgets with out official assist from the printer’s producer or drivers for that individual gadget.

On Windows customers may set up the Google Cloud Printer software so as to add cloud printing performance to the working system.

One of the downsides of Cloud Print was that paperwork needed to be transferred to Google. Google acknowledged that it saved a duplicate of the doc solely for so long as wanted to finish the print job.

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A assist web page on the Google web site informs customers in regards to the upcoming termination of Cloud Print. According to the data on the web page, Cloud Print will proceed to operate till December 31, 2020. Google will shut down the service on January 1, 2021 and that implies that “gadgets throughout all working programs will now not have the ability to print utilizing Google Cloud Print”.

Google lists numerous choices on the assist web page, aimed particularly at Chrome OS directors and customers. The firm recommends native printing which it says has improved considerably. Among the choices are printing over USB or a neighborhood community by way of Common Unix Printing System, or Enterprise and Education particular native printing choices.

Affected customers might be able to use Google Cloud Print options akin to Free Mobility Print for Android.

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It shouldn’t be unusual for Google to shut down products and the sheer attain of the corporate implies that shutdowns have an effect on numerous prospects. Google customers affected by shutdowns could also be extra cautious on the subject of utilizing new Google merchandise (akin to Stadia).  The choice to close down Google Print will make issues extra sophisticated for some.

Now You: Have you used Cloud Print? What is your tackle the shutdown?

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