After Google stopped its G-Plus service, now Google will also stop Google Cloud Print service.
For those who don’t know, G-Plus is a social media service from Google, which functions more or less like Facebook, but it seems to be lacking in demand, so Google stops the G-Plus service for general consumers (free) and will continue to turn on G-Plus for the community. enterprise.
Google Cloud Print is also actually always in beta testing since it was launched around 2010, and I also don’t know why it was stopped, I myself am just going to use it … hehehe … eh, it actually wants to be turned off …
The following is an official notification email from Google:
Hello Google Administrator,
We’re writing to let you know that Google Cloud Print, our 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.
What do I need to know?
We encourage you to use each operating system’s native printing capabilities and/or partner with a print solutions provider. Learn more about migrating from Cloud Print to native printing.
For our Chrome Enterprise and Education administrators
Given the growth of Chromebook adoption across organizations, we have invested in improvements for native printing on Chrome OS, including:
- A native print solution for Chrome OS. In 2017, we launched support for printing over USB or a local network through CUPS (Common Unix Printing System).
- A management solution for printing with Chromebooks. If you are using Chrome devices with Chrome Enterprise or Education Upgrade or have Chromebook Enterprise devices, you can manage native printing for Chrome OS. We are planning to add more enterprise-class features and integration points with print servers and print solution providers.
- Large investments in printing ecosystem partnerships. We are working with existing Cloud Print OEMs and print solution providers to ensure that their print offerings work natively with Chromebooks.
To learn more about Chrome OS native printing and alternate print solutions, visit our Help Center. Follow the Chrome Enterprise release notes to track the status of future print feature releases that may support your migration path.
For our Android Enterprise administrators
Printing on Android is supported through printing apps since Android 8.0. Several printer OEMs have common support through the Mopria Print Service app, though other OEM apps may be available. If you’re using an Android Enterprise EMM, you can simplify printing support by delivering a printing app that is compatible with your print OEMs’. Please contact your printer OEM for details on app support and your EMM for details on app distribution.
We’re here to help
If you are a Google administrator and need assistance, you have a few options:
- Contact your printer hardware OEM, preferred reseller, or print solution provider for help with your migration.
- Reach out to your assigned Google Customer Success Manager.
- For technical support with migration issues, call or submit a support case from enterprise support (reference ID: 144580681).
Google Printing Team
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