What is Google Cloud Print and how do I use it?

Google Cloud Print is a revolutionary technology that allows you to connect your printer to the web and print from anywhere literally. By using this technology, you can print from applications used daily which have the Google Cloud Print logoand from multiple devices that are connected to the web. You caneven share your printers with others! Print what you want, wherever you are with Google Cloud Print. When you have a printer associated with you Google account, you can print from your Chromebook when signed in with the same Google account.

Connecting your printer Google Cloud Ready printer

  • Some printers come Google Cloud Print ready, if your is- check the manufacturer’s instructions for connecting to Google Cloud Print.

Connecting your classicprinterGoogle Cloud printer

    • Make sure the printer is on.
    • Login to your computer and open Google Chrome.
    • Click the Chrome menuin the top right corner of the browser menu bar.
    • Choose Settings.
    • Choose Show Advanced Settings.
    • Scroll down to the Google Cloud Print area and click Add printers.
    • Sign into your Google account if prompted.

 

You may be asked to enter an application specific password rather than your Google account password if you enabled 2-step verification (two-factor authentication)

 

    • Choose the printer or printers you want to connect and then choose Add printer.

 

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Learn more about how Google Cloud Print works here.

Printing with Google cloud Print

You can print files from your computer and with Google Chrome. Additionally, you can print from applications that you’ve installed on various devices such as your smart phone, Chromebook, laptop, IPad, and other devices. A list of applications that work with Google Cloud Print can be found here.

Printing files from your computer

  • Go to your Google Cloud Management Page.
  • Choose Print in the top left corner.
  • Select Upload file to print and then choose Select a file a from my computer.
  • Browse for a file to and then select Open.
  • Choose the printer yo’d like and then click Print.

Printing with Google Chrome

  • Click the menu in the top right corner.
  • Choose Print.
  • Click Change in the Destination area.
  • Choose the printer yo’d like and then click Print.