Workaway Site Update - Navigation Guide for Workawayers

Hi nomads! During the past couple of weeks while we were all stuck in quarantine, we have been giving the Workaway website a bit of a makeover to help hosts and workawayers navigate through the site more easily. Here's a walk through of our latest updates!


What's new with my workawayer account?

This is probably the most important part of the site to get used to, as these are functions you will regularly use to check out new projects and contact hosts or other workawayers!

workaway workawayer account tabs top right corner

And below is the breakdown of each button:

Favourites

workaway workawayer favourites tab

Check out your favourite hosts and workawayers that you've bookmarked
.When you click on to your Favourites icon, a dropdown menu will appear, showing shortcuts to projects you've saved on to your favourite hosts list, as well as favourite workawayers that you might possibly meet up with.

Messages

workaway workawayer messages tab

Chat with hosts and workawayers to plan your travels

Notifications

workaway workawayer notifications tab

Get up to date news about your account and the community​​​​​​​

Account

workaway workawayer account dropdown tabs

Edit your profile settings and access important information
When you click on to your Account icon, a dropdown menu will show our most frequently-used functions.

Settings

While you are probably already familiar with most of the functions, we have added a new page for 'My settings'.

workaway workawayer settings tabs

This page will include shortcuts to all essential account settings, such as updating your profile and contact information.

Explore more with Workaway...

We've also included a new row of tabs where you can easily look for more information and Workaway resources:

workaway workawayer explore tabs top left bar

Find a host

workaway host list

Browse our full host list of 40,000+ opportunitites in over 175 countries

How it works

workaway how it works information

Information on becoming a Workawayer, host and language learner

Plan and meet up

workawayer plan meet up travel buddy

Plan your trip and meet with other travellers with similar plans or who are already around you

Our community

workaway community resources

Check out other travellers' stories, tips and inspiration; see how you can get involved in the community too :)

Giving back

workaway giving back missionworkaway foundation webpage

Learn about how we are giving back - find out more about our mission, foundation and donation projects around the world


What do these changes look like on mobile?

For those of you who use the site on mobile, we've got you too! 

Account Tabs

workaway mobile account tabs

You'll find pretty much all the tabs you need to arrange exchanges and update your profile at the bottom of our mobile site.

More shortcuts

workawayer account tabs

There are more shortcuts under the Account button.

Settings

workawayer mobile account settings

And this is how the new ' My settings' page looks like (scroll down to see all these functions)!

Explore Workaway

workawayer explore mobile webpage

A sidebar will appear once you click on the above hamburger menu button

Other General Information for Workawayers & Hosts

workawayer mobile webpage sidebar

​​​​​​​Under the sidebar you will find all the information you'll need, from how Workaway works for travellers and hosts, to community stories and videos, as well as how we (including you!) are giving back through this platform.


And there we have it! While a couple of things may be looking a bit different, all of the essential functions are still here and hopefully even more accessible. 
While you are busy exploring the world and lending your helping hands to Workaway hosts, we'll keep on working and updating to improve different parts of our site - if you have any comments or suggestions please do get in touch via our helpdesk and let us know too :)

If you are HOST, you can check out our site updates here.

Thanks for tuning in!


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