Why wont chat work when students are muted?

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Hello all
Before the meeting my students are muted so I could control this. Unfortunately I had no option to unmute once they entered the meeting and noone could chat. They were all using their school emails. Some other teachers did not have the issue of the chat not working. So confused!
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Hi, did this only happen in this particular meeting, or are you finding this happens in all Teams Meetings?

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