We are pleased to announce two new improvements to the Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk) Worker website based on feedback from Worker customers.

Following up on Worker website filters
As we announced in last week’s blog post, this week we changed the default filter for MTurk Workers to only show HITs that pay $0.01 or more.

This means that tasks without payment?—?most commonly tutorials or tasks that a Requester routes to their own in-house team for testing purposes instead of the broader community of MTurk Workers?—?will not be shown by default. We made this change to directly address feedback from customers.

Should you prefer to see all HITs without any filtering, you can simply change your settings by clicking “Filter” in the top right corner of the “HITs | All HITs” page. Here you can specify the minimum reward amount you wish to filter by, or enter “0” to show all HITs, including those without payment. Here is a screenshot of this functionality:

MTurk Workers asked us to make more information about the task and Requester visible while previewing or working on HITs. Workers always had access to this information by clicking “HIT Details,” but many wanted immediate, at-a-glance visibility into the most important details.

This week, we launched an improvement to display the HIT Title, Requester Name, HIT count, Reward Amount, and Time Left just above the HIT workspace. Now Workers can access these important details without having to click to access a pop-up dialog box.

This change helps Worker customers quickly and easily find out what HIT they are working on, who they are working for, and potentially how many more HITs they can work on. A screenshot of what this looks like can be seen below:

Of course, MTurk Workers can continue to click the “HIT Details” link at any time when working on a HIT to discover out even more information about the HIT, including the description and the date in which the HIT will expire.

Keep the feedback coming!
We love hearing from the community of MTurk Workers, and encourage you to share your thoughts and ideas to improve the MTurk Worker site with us. It’s easy to get in touch. Simply click the “Feedback” link at the bottom of every page on the MTurk Worker site. It looks like this: