Right now, there doesn't appear to be any option to send a message to multiple freelancers at once. The only option that comes close is adding multiple freelancers to a 'Room.' But doing so would allow all people in the room to interact with one another - this is NOT something I'm looking for. I simply want a way to communicate a quick request to multiple freelancers at one time. Right now, in order to send a work request for content, I must individually look up every freelancer by name, enter the message in their private 'Room,' then go onto the next. It's unbelievably time consuming and tedious. There should be a way to add multiple freelancers into a group 'folder' or something of the like, to allow me to send a group message without having them all be able to have a group conversation. I want the conversations to remain one on one, as they are now. Just the option to send a message to multiple users at once.
I believe that at this time, the best way to do that would be to ask for an e-mail address from all the freelancers and send them all an e-mail with the addresses put in the bcc-field so that the freelancers do not see each others e-mail addresses. It takes the communication out of the platform, but as long as contracts are in place and the payment is still made through the platform, that is completely fine - and with the recent problems with the messaging system (loading problems and missing notifications), it is a good way to make sure freelancers are getting the messages.