Update: of course as soon as I posted this question the system sorted itself out. Perhaps just a delay and I am not patient enough!
I've created my first job post, and invited a specific freelancer to the job at the same time. However, when I view the job and go to the tab titled 'invited freelancers', the list is empty.
I then invited the same freelancer again by clicking on the 'invite' button next to their name - this temporarily changes to 'invited', but if I refresh this disappears and it's as though I never invited them. At no point in this process (which I have now done two or three times) do they appear in the list of invited freelancers, nor does the system seem to register that I have messaged them.
Am I doing something wrong? Are these invitations actually getting through? And if not, what can I do about it?! Thanks!
I would like to confirm that it may take some time for the list to be updated and have your invited freelancer added there.
I would also like to confirm if you need further help with this, or everything is resolved now? Thank you.