We always suggest freelancers to use the Upwork Desktop App to track time spent working on Hourly Contracts. As long as the hours you log with the app meet the Hourly Protection criteria, you will be paid for the time you invoice.
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Arfat H wrote:
If I keep the time tracker on without doing anything, will the time tracker track the time?
It will track time, but no activity, which the client is able to see in your time-log.
Well.... If you leave the time-tracker on without any activity at all it will just turn off automatically.
Doesn't take too long for that to happen. Maybe ten minutes.
The time-tracker can keep going if activity is very low. But no activity at all? It just stops, and the client would see the same thing as the freelancer: No time tracked.