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Re: Seeing when a message is read

petra_r
Community Guru
Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
21 of 46

@Joseph G wrote:

I don't know why most of the clients see this as unuseful. I as a freelacer i can support the first thought to activate this feature. Its very important.


It was freelancers as well who oppose this. Frankly it is nobody's business whether I have or have not read their message.  

j_muiruri
Community Leader
Joseph G Member Since: Nov 26, 2014
22 of 46

Thats according to you. You have a reason to to oppose and i have a reason to support. Anyway, since majory are opposers, i comply!

rkmahin
Active Member
R. K. M Member Since: Aug 13, 2017
23 of 46

It can be solved by giving the permission to the users (both freelancers and clients). Permission can be given in any way, by letting the users choose to seen or unseen in a pop-up during the opening of the messages.

 

But if not, I am also not supporting it!

n_mhatre
Active Member
Nandram M Member Since: Oct 9, 2017
24 of 46

Hi Fernando,

 

The below posted information is treally helpful, can you please guide me how to activate this settinig where I can seen the freelancer has read my msg or not

cupidmedia
Community Guru
Jennifer D Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
25 of 46

@Nandram M wrote:

Hi Fernando,

 

The below posted information is treally helpful, can you please guide me how to activate this settinig where I can seen the freelancer has read my msg or not


 There is no setting. The feature was never introduced because no one wanted it.

blk11190
Active Member
Ben K Member Since: Nov 14, 2017
26 of 46
As a freelancer, I feel that this would be a valuable option. For instance, I recently completed my first job, and, being new to the Upwork network, was unfamiliar with how the workflow is supposed to happen. Therefore, I mistakenly did all of the work on the clients content management system, and they published the changes I made to their live site, but they never officially “offered” me the contract. So the work is done, the client is happy with the outcome, but I have no idea if and when I’ll be paid for my services. Now, I have sent messages to them, and am getting no response. It would be nice to know if they have at least seen what I sent them.
kochubei_valeria
Community Manager
Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
27 of 46

Ben,

 

Based on feedback we received from users on this thread and via other channels, we decided not to go forward with implementing this feature.

 

Please, always make sure you have an active contract under My Jobs tab before you start working on the project.

~ Valeria
Upwork
lysis10
Community Guru
Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
28 of 46

@Ben K wrote:
As a freelancer, I feel that this would be a valuable option. For instance, I recently completed my first job, and, being new to the Upwork network, was unfamiliar with how the workflow is supposed to happen. Therefore, I mistakenly did all of the work on the clients content management system, and they published the changes I made to their live site, but they never officially “offered” me the contract. So the work is done, the client is happy with the outcome, but I have no idea if and when I’ll be paid for my services. Now, I have sent messages to them, and am getting no response. It would be nice to know if they have at least seen what I sent them.

 lol how would knowing if they read the message help you when you got scammed into doing free work? lololol how much time are you out? like did you spend a week on it or lots more time or just a couple days? man they got you good. A whole cms or just customizations?

mtngigi
Community Guru
Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
29 of 46

Never mind ... just realized I was replying (and giving kudos) to a very old thread. Let's hope this function never raises it's ugly head again.

m_terrazas
Community Guru
Maria T Member Since: Nov 12, 2015
30 of 46

On the one hand, it seems good to me, especially if it is optional.
But this, which is optional, I do not know, I think it can be a problem.
What will customers think of a freelancer who does not have it activated?

I do not know if I explain myself very well (my terrible English) Robot Frustrated

 

It seems that I have arrived late Smiley LOL

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