In a few days, Google will officially shut down Cloud Print. We knew that day had come since 2019, but now that he’s finally here, take this as a friendly reminder. For most people, there’s a good chance the shutdown will be nothing more than a minor inconvenience when they find out that Cloud Print is still their default printing option. You can avoid this surprise today by checking your print settings in apps like Chromium.
Google launched Cloud Print in 2010 to make it easier for Chrome OS device users to print their documents. This came at a time when printer support in Chrome OS was lackluster. In 2017, however, the company added native print option. It allows you to connect your Chrome OS device to any compatible printer on your network, without the need for a cloud connection.