Californian tech giant Google is on a killing spree. No, I don’t mean like actual serial killers but killing off their services. The latest “victim” is its Cloud Print service. The service made printing web stuff from Google Chrome easy. Cloud Print will be discontinued on December 31st, 2020.
Cloud Print, which was introduced back in 2010, was formerly supposed to be a printing solution for Chrome OS but is now deeply integrated with Google’s own services such as Gmail, Google Docs, and Chrome. But, Chrome OS now offers native print support which means that Cloud Print’s existence is redundant.
“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,” a Google support document explains the shutdown.
To jog your memory, Cloud Print isn’t the only one to be axed; Google killed a lot of its own services and even made a graveyard. Google Reader, Google+, Orkut, Google News and Weather, Google Allo, to name a few. People are really frustrated with Google as it kills the service when they have grown attached to it.