In short: Another service joins the Google cemetery, for better or worse. As the latest in a long line of closures from Google services, Cloud Print will shut down in just a few short days, meaning it will no longer be available to ChromeOS customers or others.
Most Internet users have probably never used Cloud Print once – it was primarily designed for ChromeOS customers who had limited or no access to traditional printers many years ago.
However, now that ChromeOS has much broader support for print devices, Cloud Print has become obsolete. It still has some unique benefits, such as the ability to share your printers with friends, but for the most part, there’s no reason for Google to keep it around.
In other words, at worst, Cloud Print’s termination would be a mild inconvenience to some. For others, even ChromeOS users, just remember to switch the default printer to another device – easy enough.
The exact date of the closure of Cloud Print is December 31, 2020, which is only two days away. If you loved using the service for any reason, be sure to get all your print jobs done before New Year’s Eve.
If you are unsure how to switch from Cloud Print, Google has a complete “migration guide” to help you.