Have you ever run out the door and forgot to print out an important email? Don’t you wish you could just print from your phone? Well now you can, the future is here.
Google announced today that it’s rolling out Gmail for mobile which works with Google Cloud Print, its service that lets you print from any app on any device, OS or browser without needing to install drivers. Using the service you can print e-mails, documents or PDFs right from your mobile smartphone.
To get started, connect your printer to Google Cloud Print. (At the moment, Google Cloud Print is only available for Windows PC but Linux and Mac support are coming soon.)
Then go to gmail.com from your iPhone or Android browser and choose “Print” from the dropdown menu in the top right corner (pictured right). You can also print email attachments such as .pdf or .docs by clicking the “Print” link next to them.
An important note from Google’s blog: “We’re rolling this feature out in U.S. English over the next few days, so if you don’t see it right away please check back. In the meantime, you can learn more in the Google Cloud Print help center.”