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Some Sort of Upwork Instant Message Invitation that Disappeared

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Saleem H Member Since: Jul 27, 2016
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Hello,

 

I am very new to Upwork and would appreciate some guidance. While looking at a new message, I received some sort of Instant Message Invitation to do some page design work. However that invitation just disappeared and I cannot find it stored anywhere in my Messages area.

 

Even though I am not a web page designer, I did want to respond with an explanation.  I also want to get to to know more about that method of communication in case I get other invitations. 

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

Saleem

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

 

All invites to apply and replies to your proposals will show under Find Work> Proposals. If a proposal has already been declined of invite withdrawn, you will see it under Archived tab. 

 

You can also search your messages by keywords and names of clients and contracts.

 

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~ Valeria
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Saleem H Member Since: Jul 27, 2016
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Hi Valeria,

 

Thank you for your reply.

I wonder if this was a Private Message that I saw in my Proposals page.

I went to the Proposals page to look at a message from a prospective client who is appearing in my Active Candidacy section. Covering part of the page was this message which disappeared after about a minute. I do not see any trace of it anywhere in the proposals page or in messages. I do not believe it had anything to do with any of my proposals.

 

Saleem

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

 

Have you received an email notification about the message? I am not sure which message you are referring to but you should be able to find all the messages sent to you by other users in your Messages.

~ Valeria
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lysis10
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Jennifer M Member Since: May 17, 2015
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Doesn't the offer disappear if it's withdrawn? I seem to remember this happening when either I declined or the guy hired someone else. I can't remember.

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Saleem H Member Since: Jul 27, 2016
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Hi Jennifer,

 

One proposal of mine that was actually "declined" went automatically into Archived. But this "message" was different Smiley Happy It did not leave behind any trace of its existence.

 

Saleem

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Saleem H Member Since: Jul 27, 2016
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Hi Valeria,

 

No, I did not receive an email notification about that message. The only email notifications/messages I have are about the Active Candidacy.

 

I guess I will wait to see if I get any more of those enigmatic, elusive and ephemeral messages. I will try to grab a screen shot if I do get another one.

 

Thank you very much for your help.

 

Saleem

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