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Can I share my contact info like skype or email with clients before a contract begins?

Hi there,

I have experienced some cases where clients ask my skype or email while messaging on Upwork chat room.

Can I share my skype or email if clients ask?

Thank you.

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Community Manager

Hi Jomarie,


All conversations before a contract is started must be through Upwork Messages, where you can send messages, have video calls, and more. 


Let them know that sharing contact information before a contract has started is against Upwork’s Terms of Service and that all communications prior to the contract starting must take place on Upwork. We also encourage you to let us know if a TOS violation has happened by using the “Flag as Inappropriate” option throughout the platform. You can learn more about user reporting here.


Thank you!

~ Bojan
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