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sumonjss
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Delete Specialized Profile

I want to Delete my specialized Profile but unfortunately there is no Deleting option in my in my profile setting. How to do it now 

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petra_r
Community Member


Md Merajul I wrote:

How to do it now 


You can't. Only edit it.

bf06d2cf
Community Member

That is bad. Some how it create me a second profile. Then i apply for few jobs it was a clone of the primary profile with wrong description. Now need to make sure both of those profiles are in sync.

c5002af2
Community Member


Md Merajul I wrote:

I want to Delete my specialized Profile but unfortunately there is no Deleting option in my in my profile setting. How to do it now 


Yes, You can delete a specialized profile. Just go up on your image, click on it, go to settings, In the settings select profile settings, See there is an option of specialized profiles click on three dots in front of your specialized profiles Now edit or delete your one specialized profile That's all.

Just remember you can't delete it until you should have more than two specialized profiles.

 

 

 

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So how do you get this magical "delete" option?

 

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petra_r
Community Member


Kevin P wrote:

So how do you get this magical "delete" option?

 

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You can't delete your ONLY specialized profile. You have to have at least one.

Hi Kevin,

 

I'd like to confirm that Petra is right. The option to delete the specialized profile is not available if you only have one specialized profile, and this is by design. We are now encouraging users to have a specialized profile so we want to ensure everybody owns at least one. Thank you.

~ Joanne
Upwork

Ok, so I have my general profile and one specialized profile for "Presentations". How do I add images to my portfolio for a web project on my general profile that I already completed?

petra_r
Community Member


Kevin P wrote:

Ok, so I have my general profile and one specialized profile for "Presentations". How do I add images to my portfolio for a web project on my general profile that I already completed?


Create a specialized profile for your web projects

c5002af2
Community Member

You can do that.When you upload Images You have to select one category.
General profile is not included in that Category.

Is there a place we can "vote" on features or suggest added features to Upwork? The specialized profiles are great for those who need it, but if we don't want or "need" a specialized profile it's very annoying to be forced to have one and maintain it.

Agreed 100%. I'm not a fan of these specialized profiles. So we want the flexibility to handle our profiles in our own way.

Exactly !

Strongly Agree with you

now i have to maintain my general and only specialize profile too its annoying

Tayler H, I completely agree.

 

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR Cat Frustrated

 

I clicked the press + (to update my portfolio) button and Upwork forced me to create a "specialized profile".
 
All I wanted was to upload new screenshots of my engagement
I clicked + and it popped up a different screen than the one I attached (with the red arrows).
 
 

I want that "specialized profile" completely off MY profile, no questions asked.

 

Why, Upwork, Why?

If this is not more impressive it feels stop getting more jobs could you please provide the delete option on specialized profile
Muhammad Hamza

Hi Muhammad,

 

Please note that the option to delete a Specialized Profile is no longer available unless a freelancer has at least one other Specialized Profile. 

 

Thank you.

~ Bojan
Upwork

Specialized Profile = garbage

Can no longer edit portfolios!!!

If they wanted to make the site easier for people to use they would have added location filters, not broke the already working well enough features...

But I cant portfolio for my main account it only picks the specialised account always

So, if I don't want a specialized profile anymore and just want to maintain one main profile, I can't delete it? What are my options? 

Hi Emily,

 

If you only have one specialized profile, you will not see the option to delete or unpublish it. You can always edit the information for accuracy!

 

Thank you! 

~ Bojan
Upwork

That's hardly encouragement. You're forcing us.

Yeah, it's BULL**bleep**!

That doesn't make sense because my specialized profile is the same as my general one. What's the point exactly?

You're not "encouraging" us. You're forcing us.

I'm skilled at "one" thing, and I'm here to do it; why do I have to have more than one profile?

This is a bad idea

marsky79
Community Member

Might work differently on different type of member: freelancer plus Vs freelancer. *My assumption, hope i'm wrong

You can't delete until you have 2 specialized profiles.

by having more than 2 specialized profiles, as he said.

dr_shah
Community Member

ok so he missed one step

do it like this
profile setting---- Specialized profiles- click on those 3 dots--Switch Specialty--select random specialty--move nest-- close the tab leave page undone-- again visit profile setting---- Specialized profiles you will see draft written with your unedited profile. click on those 3 dots again you will see delete option.

Hi Kevin. if you have 2 Special profiles you can delete one. there you can see an option for one but at least one might be necessary. 

Thanks, Thats great help by Muhammad N

 

sajidir
Community Member

Thanks this article helped me to delete my one specialized profile in which I chose wrong category.

There is no option of delete..

Hi Danisha,

 

The option to delete a Specialized Profile is no longer available unless a freelancer has at least one other Specialized Profile. 

 

Thank you.

~ Aleksandar
Upwork

Thanks for the step-by-step screenshots though, Muhammad.

rafaelobrasco
Community Member

Exactly, a delete function is not available when you have just one "Specialization" on your profile. 

 

But I found a workaround, wich doesn't delete the " Specialization profile" but at least it doesn't show on your profile.

 

Here are the steps to disable it:

1. Well, you have created a "specialization profile": which you would like to delete... if the answer is yes, follow the steps.

2. Create your 2nd specialization profile and choose the option "Create from general profile" and click the "Continue"  button.

3. Now select any "Specialty" you want and click the "Continue" button.  

4. On "Add skills for your spacialty" page, do nothing just click on "Save & Continue" button.

5. Now you get to your "Review your profile" page, don't do anything and just click buttom left on "Save and Exit" button. 

7. Now it has created a draft "Specilization profile" wich is not published to public. So it is not visible to anyone.

6. Now go to your "Profile Settings" page and find the "Specialized profiles" section, and you will see  two specializations.

9. The one will show as "draft" and the other one, now you can delete that one. 

10. The draft will stay there, but at least it is not showing to public, unless you will publish it again.

 

Hope it helps...

Did someone try this out? 

How did it go?

 

2. Create your 2nd specialization profile and choose the option "Create from general profile" and click the "Continue"  button.

3. Now select any "Specialty" you want and click the "Continue" button.  

4. On "Add skills for your spacialty" page, do nothing just click on "Save & Continue" button.

5. Now you get to your "Review your profile" page, don't do anything and just click buttom left on "Save and Exit" button. 

7. Now it has created a draft "Specilization profile" wich is not published to public. So it is not visible to anyone.

6. Now go to your "Profile Settings" page and find the "Specialized profiles" section, and you will see  two specializations.

9. The one will show as "draft" and the other one, now you can delete that one. 

10. The draft will stay there, but at least it is not showing to public, unless you will publish it again.

 

It went well

Unfortunately, Upwork recently changed it so that people can't do this anymore.  

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