Google is shutting down operations by the end of 2020. Users are requested to either switch to the native printing or other alternative solutions. To recall, the Cloud Print is Google’s cloud-based printing solution that was rolled out as a beta update in 2010.
The users won’t have to worry about this immediate call off, as Google has greatly updated its native printing solution for the Chrome OS. And, even in the future, it will keep on adding more new features to its native printing.
Below are some print management features that are being developed for Chrome and these will be available before shutting down of Cloud Print.
- Support for external CUPS print servers.
- Guidelines to setup connections to external CUPS print servers.
- APIs for third-parties to access print job metadata, and submit print jobs and printer management capabilities.