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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? 

Thanks, 

Natasha

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  • 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

    Anne

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