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Utkarsh J Member Since: Sep 5, 2016
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What is the orange dot besides client name means?
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Online but away.

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Tom V Member Since: Mar 21, 2016
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What's online and away? Do they have their message conversation with you open in a tab, and they're currently in another tab? Does away mean they're currently elsewhere on the Upwork website?

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Tina B Member Since: Nov 23, 2018
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It appears that if you are logged in to Upwork, but not in your messages tab, you will be showing a status of away.  Not sure that is beneficial. I want my clients to reach out and contact me even when I'm in another tab. If I don't want to be contacted, I set myself as offline.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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@Tina B wrote:

It appears that if you are logged in to Upwork, but not in your messages tab, you will be showing a status of away.  Not sure that is beneficial. I want my clients to reach out and contact me even when I'm in another tab. If I don't want to be contacted, I set myself as offline.


 Nothing is stopping your clients from reaching out.

I set myself to invisible because I don't want / need the pressure of having to respond straight away because "I am online!" - I may be online, but not able or willing to drop what I am doing to respond. Clients get in touch anyway.

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Tami O Member Since: Jul 28, 2020
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This is True!

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Rishi S Member Since: Jul 31, 2020
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thank you

 

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Whally G Member Since: Jun 23, 2015
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How can I make my dot orange? Online but away. 

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Vladimir G Moderator Member Since: Oct 31, 2014
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Hi Whally,

 

Your clients will see the away status when you're not active in case you set your status as online in the drop-down menu, after clicking on your photo in the upper-right corner.

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Rabia A Member Since: May 3, 2017
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Hi Utkarsh J,

Orange dot is for notification,

this orange dot appears when you gets new updates like when you received an offer, invitation or any updates. 

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