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New Upwork Android App Available Now

Active Member
Osama N Member Since: Mar 9, 2019
31 of 48

There are issues in new app. This was very good idea to add more functionality but really not successful yet.


1: I can't send or see messages in new app (message window blinks continously)

2: New app is just like web page and its so slow in mobile internet rather than prevoius app. So, I always do not prefer to open new app. Old app was have limited optons but was fast.

3. **Edited for Community Guidelines**

Community Guru
Riri A Member Since: Jul 21, 2018
32 of 48

Hi Osama,


Thank you for letting us look into this. We have escalated your concern to the appropriate team. Our representatives will reach out to you shortly. Let us know if you need anything else.

~ Riri
Active Member
Michaela P Member Since: Oct 24, 2018
33 of 48



I don't exactly know where to leave this kind of feedback so I am posting it here. The new mobile app isn't compatible with my phone so I couldn't use it (my phone is Huwawei Y6 Pro). I would just like to suggest to the upwork app developers to look into making it compatible to more devices. I would love to be able to access all the new features; I feel like I am missing out on a lot! Hope this post reaches the right people. Thank you very much!

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
34 of 48

Hi Michaela, 

The new android app requires an Android 6 or higher operating system. Could you please confirm if your phone's OS version so that I can look into this further for you? 

Active Member
Michaela P Member Since: Oct 24, 2018
35 of 48

Hello Avery,


Thanks for the reply. I see. My Android version is only 5.1. Is there any chance the app could be compatible to older versions in the near future?

Community Guru
Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "My Android version is only 5.1. Is there any chance the app could be compatible to older versions in the near future?"


They only recently delivered something that works on Android.


It is unlikely that the Android team has plans to make the app backward compatible with older versions.

Community Manager
Vladimir G Community Manager Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Thanks for following up Michaela and providing additional info. We don't have plans for making the app compatible with older versions and as Avery mentioned, the Upwork for Freelancers Android app requires an Android 6+ device.

Ace Contributor
Jeffrey C Member Since: Mar 2, 2017
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WIth the old app I would sometimes receive notifications of messages or interview requests, and sometimes I wouldn't.  When I saw there was a new app, I thought great!  There is only one thing that I expected to be better without a doubt - notifications.  Alas, I do not receive any notifications. So I manually have to check multiple times per day.  For an app that relies on communication with each other, you would think that alerts would be a part of the app.  And not just the choice to turn on all alerts or none, rather the choice to turn on one for messages, one for proposal requests, one for interview requests.

Active Member
Derek H Member Since: Nov 17, 2017
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EDITED: I initially wrote about lack of mobile resolution support in the browser, but it seems to have been implemented recently.


For those of you on 5.x Android, use the website instead. It offers mobile resolution now instead of "desktop mode" resolution Smiley Happy


Excellent work! Thank you!

Ace Contributor
Vijayvithal J Member Since: Oct 24, 2017
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I received the request to upgrade on my existing app, and installed the new version. A few minutes after logging in I received an email An unknown device or browser has been used to access your account, The location specified in the email was unknown to me and I went through the password reset + uninstall new app process.

It was a scary experience...