Print anywhere in the world with Google Cloud Print

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  1. Even old printers can get new wireless functionality
  2. Connect your printer to Google Cloud Print
  3. Print with Google Cloud Print
  4. Privacy: Google Cloud Print
  5. From mobile Gmail
  6. Submit a file to print anywhere

Even old printers can get new wireless functionality

With Google Cloud Print, you can print locally and even globally over the Internet. Any website, as well as the Gmail mobile app, can be used to print any message or file over the internet to your home printer.

Connect your printer to Google Cloud Print

Start setting up Google Cloud Print using the Google Chrome web browser. This first step requires the use of a computer with access to a local printer.

  1. Open Google Chrome. Google Cloud Print works with Google Chrome 9 or later on Windows and macOS. It’s best to update Chrome to the latest version if you haven’t already.

    If you are using Windows XP, make sure that the Microsoft XPS Essentials Pack is installed.

  2. Press the button Set up and manage Google Chrome (the three stacked dots icon in the top right corner of the window).

    Click Settings at the bottom of the menu.

  3. On the settings page that opens, scroll down and click Additionally at the bottom of the window.

  4. Scroll down to the Print section and click Google Cloud Print .

  5. Click Manage Cloud Print Devices . If you are not signed in to your Google account, click login link to sign in to your account and register a new printer.

  6. Click Add Printer . Check each printer and device you want to register for Google Cloud Print.

  7. Make sure all printers you want to enable for Google Cloud Print are checked.

    You can choose Automatically register new printers I connect to to add new printers to Google Cloud Print in the future.

  8. Click Add printer(s) .

Print with Google Cloud Print

Below are two ways to print to a local printer over the Internet using Google Cloud Print. The first is through the Gmail mobile app and the other is through the Google Cloud Print website, which can be accessed through your Google account.

To use Google Cloud Print, you must first register your printer with the service. The registration process depends on the manufacturer of your printer. Refer to the online documentation for your specific printer for instructions.

Privacy: Google Cloud Print

When you print with Google Cloud Print, you acknowledge that “Documents you print with Cloud Print are sent to Google where they are stored until the print job is complete. Google may store print job data.”

If the printer is selected offline when you choose to print, Google Cloud Print should remember the job and send it to the printer when it’s available again.

From mobile Gmail

Here’s how to print an email from the Gmail app.

The Gmail account you are signed in with and want to print is used to connect to Google Cloud Print printers. If you have multiple Gmail accounts, you’ll need to register the printers you want to print to.


  1. Tap and open the conversation you want to print from the Gmail app.

  2. Click menu button at the top of the message, not the button at the top of the Gmail app itself.

  3. Click seal in this menu.

  4. Click Google Cloud Print .

  5. Click the printer you want to use to print.

  6. The Print Settings screen allows you to configure settings for print jobs, such as paper size, paper quality, and type.

  7. When you’re done, click seal in the upper right corner.

Submit a file to print anywhere

You can send a file to the Google Cloud Print printer from the Google Cloud Print webpage.

  1. Go to your Google Cloud Print page. Make sure you are signed in with the email account you registered your Google Cloud Print printer with.

  2. Press the button SEAL in the top left corner.

  3. Select Download printable file .

  4. Click Select a file on my computer and select the file you want to print.

  5. Click Google Cloud Print a printer you want to use.

  6. If necessary, adjust the available printer settings.

  7. Click seal .

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