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Google hangout/chat

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Started by Natasha Furness 22 Jan 2015 1:19pm () Replies (2)

Hello, I want to use google hangout and chat but when I go into my gmail account the option isn't there? A friend suggested I go into settings and click enable chat but the chat option isn't there in settings. Could it be that it has been blocked as it is an account managed by school? 




  • anne robertson (View all users posts) 22 Jan 2015 1:25pm ()

    Hi Natasha,

    That is highly likely.  It depends on your school policy regarding :"chat rooms".  I think that Chat is an optional thing that has to be turned on but is easy enough to do.  Google Hangouts are part of Google + which is not usually enabled as a matter of course in schools as you have to be over 13 to have a Google + account.  Administrators can switch it on for different categories of user depending on how they have the users set up.  If students under the age 13 try to access Google + it locks down their whole account! 

    Hope that helps


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