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How to Add a Printer to Your Chromebook 2021

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What to Know

For a wired connection, connect a printer to your Chromebook with a USB cable. For wireless printing, connect your printer to Wi-Fi.Then select the time > Settings > Advanced > Printing > Printers. Select Add a Printer and choose a printer.To print, open a document, press Ctrl+P and choose Destination > See More. Select a printer and print the document.

This article explains how to add a printer to your Chromebook, which is compatible with most printers connected to Wi-Fi or a wired network. The Google Cloud Print service is discontinued as of January 1, 2021, so that method is not included.

How to Add a Printer to a Chromebook

You can connect a printer to your Chromebook using a USB cable, or you can print from a device that's connected to your Wi-Fi network.

Turn on the printer and connect to your Wi-Fi network.

Select the time in the lower-right corner of the screen.

Select the Settings gear in the pop-up window.

Select Advanced on the left side of the Settings menu.

Select Printing on the left side under Advanced.

Select Printers.

Select the Add a printer icon.

How to Print on a Chromebook

After you connect a printer to your Chromebook, you can print anything using a simple keyboard shortcut.

Open the document or web page you want to print and press Ctrl+P.

Select the Destination drop-down menu and select See more.

Select your printer. If your printer isn't listed, select Manage.

Select Print.