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Tracking Clients Messages

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Noureldin Y Member Since: Sep 7, 2019
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As I need to focus on the tasks I'm working on, I don't need to confuse myself by having Upwork.com tab opened that gets me interested in looking for the newly posted jobs every minute or so. However, I need to keep an eye on the messages, so if I logged the desktop application that's specialized for the time tracking to use it as a messenger but logged out from Upwork.com on the browser, will it still get me all new messages in real-time, or I must keep the Upwork.com opened on the browser to make the application able to locate the words am receiving in real-time? No nonsense replies please, like don't look on the jobs, I need an answer to my questions only.


Marvelous.
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Noureldin Y wrote:

 However, I need to keep an eye on the messages, so if I logged the desktop application that's specialized for the time tracking to use it as a messenger but logged out from Upwork.com on the browser, will it still get me all new messages in real-time,


Yes. Also, if you have the Upwork app on your smartphone or tablet, let it send you notifications. I find I'm allerted to messages via the iPad first (shortly before email notifications) I have turned messages via the desktop tracker **OFF** because while I am tracking time I do not want messages from other clients pop up on my screen (just when a screenshot happens, of course.)

 


Noureldin Y wrote:

No nonsense replies please


You may want to try that sometime...

 

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Antun M Member Since: Jan 27, 2018
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Noureldin Y wrote:

As I need to focus on the tasks I'm working on, I don't need to confuse myself by having Upwork.com tab opened that gets me interested in looking for the newly posted jobs every minute or so. However, I need to keep an eye on the messages, so if I logged the desktop application that's specialized for the time tracking to use it as a messenger but logged out from Upwork.com on the browser, will it still get me all new messages in real-time, or I must keep the Upwork.com opened on the browser to make the application able to locate the words am receiving in real-time? No nonsense replies please, like don't look on the jobs, I need an answer to my questions only.



Noureldin Y wrote:

As I need to focus on the tasks I'm working on, I don't need to confuse myself by having Upwork.com tab opened that gets me interested in looking for the newly posted jobs every minute or so. However, I need to keep an eye on the messages, so if I logged the desktop application that's specialized for the time tracking to use it as a messenger but logged out from Upwork.com on the browser, will it still get me all new messages in real-time, or I must keep the Upwork.com opened on the browser to make the application able to locate the words am receiving in real-time? No nonsense replies please, like don't look on the jobs, I need an answer to my questions only.


Yes.

Being experienced user, you know that you don't have to keep browser opened to receive messages via the application (phone/Win/Mac... whichever).

Or, setup in your settings to receive notifications via mail instantly.

*edit: Please ignore, Petra already answered.

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Noureldin Y Member Since: Sep 7, 2019
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Thanks.
Antun the point is the Linux application has a problem like it doesn't display the online/offline status of the client in real-time, just trying to make sure that it doesn't have issues with messages in any way.


Marvelous.
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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Noureldin Y wrote:


Antun the point is the Linux application has a problem like it doesn't display the online/offline status of the client in real-time,


Who cares about the online/offline status? Anyone with sense turns that off anyway.

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Christine A Member Since: May 4, 2016
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Petra R wrote:

Noureldin Y wrote:


Antun the point is the Linux application has a problem like it doesn't display the online/offline status of the client in real-time,


Who cares about the online/offline status? Anyone with sense turns that off anyway.


I think you just answered your own question.

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Christine A wrote:

Petra R wrote:

Noureldin Y wrote:


Antun the point is the Linux application has a problem like it doesn't display the online/offline status of the client in real-time,


Who cares about the online/offline status? Anyone with sense turns that off anyway.


I think you just answered your own question.


It was a rhetorical question, of course

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