Adieu, Google Cloud Print; feature will be killed off in 2020
The tech giant recommended identifying an alternative solution and executing a migration strategy.
In a post shared on support.google.com, the tech giant said that the feature "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."
Adding, "We recommend that over the next year, you identify an alternative solution and execute a migration strategy."
The feature that was introduced in 2010 still has a beta tag.
Several users took to social media to mourn the end of the feature. While one called the move a disaster, another asked Google to reconsider.
RIP to Google Cloud Print! This is a disaster. All my printers use this. My parents' printers use this. All our pr… https://t.co/UIEDqrJ7aM— Lukas Karlsson (@lukwam) 1574366809000
Google Cloud Print ending in Dec '20. I run it across 17 locations for >40 managed Chromeboxes (inc Kiosk Mode) in… https://t.co/CE19Sx4sXs— James Bliss (@JamesBliss) 1574392187000
GOD DAMN IT. Google is killing Google Cloud Print. I -use- that.— Jesse Vincent (@obra) 1574366115000
Google has not yet released any official communication as to why it is killing the service.