Google recently released Cloud Print, a web feature that allowed you to print documents on your home printer from anywhere. Today, they’re going to start rolling out that feature for mobile Gmail, so you can print straight from your smartphone.
Until today, Google Cloud Print was only available for Chrome OS, but now iPhone and Android users can print anything from mobile Gmail on-the-go. So, if you’re out and about and want to print out an email (or one of its attachments, like a .doc or .pdf file), you can just head to Gmail’s mobile web interface and hit the print button from the top right-hand dropdown. When you gethome, your email will be waiting for you at the printer. To set up Google Cloud Print, just head to Chrome’s preferences and go to Under the Hood > Sign in to Google Cloud Print. It should automatically add all printers hooked up to that computer to your Google Cloud Print manager, and you’ll be able to print to them from your phone. Note that as of right now, it only works on Windows, and you’ll need the latest beta version of Google Chrome to set it up.
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