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Turn Chrome Cursive on or off for users

As an administrator, you can control who uses Chrome Cursive when signed in to a managed Chrome device. With Chrome Cursive, you and your users can take and edit handwritten notes on a touchscreen Chromebook that works with a stylus. Just turn the service on or off for users in your Admin console.

When you set the service to On, notes are synced to users’ accounts allowing users to access them on any device when the user is signed in.

When you set the service to Off, users can still use Chrome Cursive but they can’t sync their notes to their account and can’t access them from different devices. In this case, notes are stored locally on the device and are not sent to Google.

For information on setting access policies to Chrome apps or extensions, go to View and configure apps and extensions.

Control who uses Chrome Cursive with their account

Before you begin: To turn a service on or off for certain users, put their accounts in an organizational unit (to control access by department) or add them to an access group (to allow access for users across or within departments).

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Appsand thenAdditional Google services.
    Tip: Scroll to see all services. Or at the top, choose a Filter to narrow the list, for example, based on status or popularity.
  3. Click Chrome Cursive.

  4. Click Service status.
  5. To turn a service on or off for everyone in your organization, click On for everyone or Off for everyone, and then click Save.

  6. (Optional) To turn a service on or off for an organizational unit:
    1. At the left, select the organizational unit.
    2. To change the Service status, select On or Off.
    3. Choose one:
      • If the Service status is set to Inherited and you want to keep the updated setting, even if the parent setting changes, click Override.
      • If the Service status is set to Overridden, either click Inherit to revert to the same setting as its parent, or click Save to keep the new setting, even if the parent setting changes.
        Note: Learn more about organizational structure.
  7. To turn on a service for a set of users across or within organizational units, select an access group. For details, go to turn on a service for a group.

Next step

Learn to use Chrome Cursive

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