Recent improvements to the Tasker app were designed to help Taskers maintain a great Response Rate, leading to more tasks on the platform.
1) Additional SMS text with task invitations:
Because of long-term reports of missed push notifications for Direct Invitations, we have updated the notifications you’ll receive with Direct Invitations. Along with push notifications, you will receive an SMS at the start of the 30 minute response window, and a reminder SMS before the invitation expires if you have not taken action. If you’d like to opt out of these SMS texts, go to “Account” and click “Notifications” on Taskrabbit.com, or go here.
2) “Available to Respond” toggle update:
Your “Available to Respond” toggle will now turn off automatically if you fail to respond to an invitation in the 30 minute time window. If this happens, you will receive a push notification to alert you, and an email with more details. The push notification will say “Are you busy? We switched your “Available to Respond” toggle off since you didn’t respond.” Check your Tasker email if you are unsure which task you missed.
If you miss an invitation, you can turn back on the “Available to Respond” toggle as soon as you are available to respond to more invitations!