Google killing off ‘Chrome to Mobile’ and ‘Print to my Phone’

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Two more services are heading to the Google graveyard. The Chrome to Mobile extension and Chrome to Phone feature will disappear in early February, according to a Google support page.

That’s because Chrome Tab Sync and Cloud Print, which are built right into desktop and mobile version of Chrome, have generally duplicated those features. The former shows all the Chrome tabs you have open across your devices, eliminating the need to “send” your tab elsewhere.

Google Cloud Print is also now a standard feature of Chrome, allowing you to send a webpage to any printer that you connect to the service.

Chrome to Mobile came about when the Android version of Chrome was in its infancy, lacking any kind of tab syncing feature. Print to my Phone was a similar innovation, before Google expanded its Cloud Print service.

The impact on you: If you have the Chrome to Mobile extension installed in your Chrome browser you may as well get rid of it, as soon it will stop working. However, if you haven’t explored Chrome Tab Sync yet you should definitely check it out; it’s rather convenient for finding a tab you looked at on another one of your devices.

This story, "Google killing off ‘Chrome to Mobile’ and ‘Print to my Phone’ " was originally published by Greenbot.

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