Launched in 2010, Google Cloud Print was the revolutionary service that connected both home and work printers to the web, enabling people to print without the need for drivers. Sadly, it has been confirmed that this year will be its last. Although we don’t know exactly why it’s been retired, what we do know is that 31st December 2020 will be its final day in action.
Cloud Print was once so successful because Google Chromebooks didn’t have native printing support and therefore, they needed Cloud Print in order to print. Over the last decade, things have changed, and Chrome OS now has native printing support and Google Cloud Print is no longer essential.
In addition to this, when Google Cloud Print was in its infancy, it was the first of its kind and completely revolutionised the way people printed both at work and home. These days, there is an abundance of cloud print solutions for people to choose from.
What happens next?
Although there is no need to migrate immediately, it’s important to start thinking about a replacement solution for your business soon.
How can we help?
Did you know that we offer a cloud print solution that’s suitable for businesses of any size, in any industry?
Simple to set up and easy to use, our cloud print solution allows employees to print from any device without having to worry about drivers and compatibility.
Our managed print solutions
Here at Control Print, we specialise in all things print and offer a variety of managed print services to help businesses maximise efficiency, save on costs, and eliminate waste.
In addition to this, we also stock thousands of machines from top manufacturers such as HP and Konica Minolta.