At the end of 2020, after over a decade in beta, Google will pick up its product-ending shotgun and take Cloud Print for a talk behind the back shed, from which it will never return.
"Beginning January 1, 2021, devices across all operating systems will no longer be able to print using Google Cloud Print," Google said in a support note.
"We recommend that over the next year, you identify an alternative solution and execute a migration strategy."
Last week for its own Chrome OS operating system, Google added CUPS printing, which it will use instead of Cloud Print.
"For environments besides Chrome OS, or in multi-OS scenarios, we encourage you to use the respective platform's native printing infrastructure and/or partner with a print solutions provider," Google added.
When it was introduced at the start of 2011, Cloud Print was touted as a way for desktop and mobile users to easily print without needing to install drivers.
In the intervening years, printer vendors added support for the soon-to-be-deceased Cloud Print.
Over the course of 2019, Google has ended a number products.
- Google will pay bug hunters up to $1.5m if they can hack its Titan M chip
- Google Assistant expands features in beta for G Suite for businesses
- Google restricts political ads to age, gender, postal code
- Google Cloud sets out new encryption controls as it looks to grow in Europe
- How to create your first project on Google Cloud Platform (TechRepublic)