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New Upwork Android App Available Now

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Michaela P Member Since: Oct 24, 2018
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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?

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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.

Vladimir G Moderator 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.

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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.

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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!

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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...

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Manbeena B Member Since: May 30, 2019
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I'm using Android 8.1.0. New app doesn't show message notification unless I open the app. I have checked and updated all my settings.
Whereas older version of app works perfectly.
Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Manbeena,


Thanks for reaching out to us. Could you please locate your device on the list Lena shared here and follow the outlined steps to manually enable the auto-launch feature for background services, and let us know if that resolves the problem?

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Nicholas K Member Since: May 11, 2016
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Unfortunately the new app is really slow and heavy. Scrolling is very bad and it takes time to load pages. Huge improvement is required and hope to see same in one of next updates....
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Muhammad J Member Since: Jun 22, 2018
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New update received but its still the same. Its very slow to load the things.