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Upwork Messages Keyboard Shortcuts

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Do you know all of the tricks and shortcuts Upwork Messages has to offer? Whether you use Messages to exchange simple instructions and status reports, or frequently chat with your team members, these shortcuts can help you communicate more clearly and efficiently.

 

Messaging Shortcuts

  • Press Enter to send your message or add a line break, depending on the option you selected:

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  • Press Alt+Enter, Ctrl+Enter or Shift+Enter to add a line break.
  • Press Up-Arrow to edit last comment. To cancel, press Esc.

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  • Type @Name to mention a team member in your message. To cancel, press Esc.

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Navigation Shortcuts

  • Press Alt+Up/Down arrows to jump between rooms
  • Press Ctrl+Shift+F to search all messages
  • Press Ctrl+F to search current room.

Formatting Shortcuts

  • Wrap text in *’s for bold: *bold*
  • Wrap text in _’s for italic: _italic_
  • Wrap text in `’s for keywords: `keyword`
  • Wrap text in ```’s to post pre-formatted or multi-line text: ```pre-formatted```
  • Start lines with > for blockquotes.

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Fun Shortcuts

  • Use the standard “:emoji_name:” format (colon wrapped) to send emoji.

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  • Type /giphy on a new line followed by a keyword or phrase to add an animated GIF in conversation.

 

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~ Valeria
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Scot H Member Since: Dec 17, 2018
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It would be even better if this worked in proposal fields so we can better structure our copy and make sections stand out.

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Joanne Marie P Moderator Member Since: Nov 26, 2017
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Hi Scot,

 

I've shared your feedback with the team for consideration. Thank you.


-Joanne
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Ali S Member Since: Jul 27, 2020
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This answer needs to be updated.

I wrapped my text in *’s for bold and it made my text italic. And the text I wrapped in _’s for italic is still plain.

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Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi Ali,

 

I checked this and I was able to get the bold text by wrapping it in two "**"s or "__"s (examples: **bold** or __bold__). Please check the shortcuts tab of this help article for more information and useful shortcuts you can use in Messages. 


~ Bojan
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