At the end of 2020, the digital cemetery of Google welcomes a newcomer: Google Cloud Print. The American giant will indeed put an end to its Cloud Print service.
This December 31, 2020, Google’s online printing service will close its doors permanently. From now on, to print documents or photos remotely, you will have to opt for an alternative.
The end (also) for Google Cloud Print
Since 2006, the American giant Google has put an end to just under 200 products and services, which litter the company’s virtual cemetery. At the end of 2020, it is the remote printing service (Google Cloud Print) that is taking the hit. Recall that Google had already formalized its decision at the end of last year.
On the official support page, Google explains, “As of January 1, 2021, Google Cloud Print will no longer be available. It will no longer be possible to print documents via Google Cloud Print, regardless of the operating system used ”.
If you’ve never used Google Cloud Print, you still have a few hours left to connect a printer to your Google Account and start printing, for the sake of it.
The best alternatives to Google Cloud Print
“We recommend that you find an alternative printing solution before the end of 2020” advises the net giant. Google recommends several partner services on its website, including Papercut. Unfortunately, most of the solutions put forward by the Californian giant are reserved for companies. If you are the head of a company, you can switch to Pharos, LRS or NT-ware.
Among the best alternatives to Google Cloud Print, we have also listed Mobility Print, a 100% free tool compatible with Windows, Chrome OS, or ezeep, a paid service compatible with Windows, macOS, Chrome, iOS or Android. For former Cloud Print users, Google also encourages saving documents through the Google Drive print preview or the Drive File Stream backup option.