For some users, printing documents on the internet using Google Chrome will become a little more complicated because Google has announced that cloud print will no longer be supported in 2021.
Cloud Print is a useful service that allows users to print on desktop and mobile directly from Chrome without having to connect a printer to their computer physically.
“Cloud Print, Google’s cloud-based printing solution that has been in beta since 2010, will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. Beginning January 1, 2021, devices across all operating systems will no longer be able to print using Google Cloud Print. We recommend that over the next year, you identify an alternative solution and execute a migration strategy.”
Google said in the same report that the native printing experience of Chrome OS has improved over time. These are unique to the OS, however, and will not be used in other operating systems. This continued to list the apps that are “actually or will be supported by the end of 2019 by Chrome OS.”
- Admin console interface to manage thousands of CUPS-based printers for users, devices, and managed guests (the legacy 20-printer cap has been removed) by organisational unit
- Admin console policy to manage user printing defaults for 2-sided (duplex) and colour
- Support for advanced printing attributes (stapling, paper trays, pin printing)
- Admin console policy to include user account and filename in IPP header of print job over a secure IPPS connection, which enables third-party printing features such as reliable printing and print-usage tracking
- Admin console policy to manage PIN code printing, allowing users to enter pin code when sending the print job, and release the print job for printing when they enter the pin code into the printer keypad