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Introducing Contract Rooms for Freelancers

Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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We’re excited to announce that one of the most requested features, the freelancer Contract Room, will become available to all freelancers over the next few weeks. It will replace the current contract details layout and enable you to manage all aspects of your contract from an integrated, contract-specific area. Following features will be included in your Contract Room:


  • Messages, files, video/audio chat
  • Time tracking and earnings (for hourly jobs)
  • Milestones and earnings (for fixed-price jobs)
  • Work Diary (for hourly jobs)
  • Terms and Settings

Hourly View:

hourly work room.png


Fixed Price View:



You can access the Contract Room for all your contracts by selecting the job title on “My Jobs” or “Contracts” pages. The existing account navigation will remain and Reports and Messages can still be accessed directly from the top navigation bar. Having all the tools in one place will hopefully streamline the workflow and enhance communication and collaboration with your clients.

Community Guru
Jess C Member Since: Feb 18, 2015
2 of 22

Now this is GOOD news, assuming its implementation doesn't break anything else...


Can we get a progress report on everything in this post while we're at it?

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Lucian M Member Since: Jun 25, 2017
3 of 22

Everything in one place. It looks very organized, everything at your disposal with few clicks. I like it a lot. No more upper-browsing, clicking and loading that I had to repeat too many times.

Active Member
Ashish G Member Since: May 8, 2018
4 of 22

Yes, Its really awesome.

Community Leader
Moutacim L Member Since: Mar 13, 2018
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Looks good, and as Lucian stated very usefull in terms of less cross-browsing !

I used to open mulitple windows and reload each time; but the new features would end all of this.


Good work UW ;-)

--We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.
Mother Teresa
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Wendy C Member Since: Aug 24, 2015
6 of 22

Lighting candles, chanting, communing with the spirits ... and anything and everything else it takes to make this work.  Thanks,Vlad - fingers and toes crossed!! 



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Vinod M Member Since: Sep 27, 2017
7 of 22

Seems interesting, Excited to see & experience this featureSmiley Tongue

Community Guru
Isabelle Anne A Member Since: May 19, 2014
8 of 22

Love it, thanks Upwork Smiley Wink

Community Guru
Ela K Member Since: Feb 9, 2015
9 of 22

Maybe I am blind - but I cannot find the contract ID in the new room. 

Can somebody help?


Also: I have been mailing with a new client in a message room (with no proposal attached to it as the job posting had expired some time ago). Now that she hired me (via direct offer) I have a contract room and all the important messages are in a different work room. Is there a way to merge these rooms (as in the message threads)?



Community Guru
Nina K Member Since: Nov 29, 2017
10 of 22

Hi Ela,

You can find the Contract ID at the bottom of the Terms & Settings page, however currently there is no way to merge the two message rooms (conversations).