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Full name freelancer search

2a05aa63
Community Guru
Viacheslav K Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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Seems that even if a freelancer's surname is hidden, you still can find them with their full name in the search. Is this intended or a bug?

kochubei_valeria
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Valeria K Community Manager Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Viacheslav,

 

Correct, only freelancer first name and last name initial will show in search and profile on Upwork. However, if they select "Show my full name" under Search Engine Privacy in their Profile Settings, others will be able to find their profile by their full name.

 

 

~ Valeria
Upwork
2a05aa63
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Viacheslav K Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
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Valeria, my last name uses only the initial, but I'm still visible on the search when serching with my full name.

tlbp
Community Guru
Tonya P Member Since: Nov 26, 2015
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Upwork only displays your last initial to prevent potential clients from locating you off Upwork and circumventing the platform's fee provisions. If someone already knows your last name, there's really no reason for Upwork to care if they can find you is there? 

2a05aa63
Community Guru
Viacheslav K Member Since: Sep 9, 2015
5 of 5

Tonya, since hidding your last name is optional, this is surely not done to prevent clients finding you outside the platform.

There are privacy reasons. I might not want people I know or that know my full name to find me on the platform.

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