How do I manage my inbox?

Your inbox is separated into categories to help you keep track of your requests. In this article, we’ll go over how to access your inbox and what each category means.

Inbox categories

Accessing your inbox

Inbox categories

Messages are organized by the status of the booking. There are four different inbox categories: Pending Requests, Upcoming Bookings, Past Bookings, and Archived Requests.

Pending Requests are request that haven’t been booked yet. This is where you’ll find new requests from clients.

If you’re unable to accommodate a booking, make sure you reply to the owner via Rover Messages informing them that you’re unable to accept their request. Once you do that, you should archive the request.

Note: If you don’t respond to an initial message within 72 hours, you may not appear in search for those dates.

Upcoming Bookings are requests you have booked that are current or upcoming. Once a booking is listed in this section of your inbox, that means that your client has paid for the request and that you have accepted the request as well. 

Past Bookings are past bookings you’ve completed. Need to rebook with a past client? Select the Book Again button from the Past Stays tab.

Archived requests are requests that you didn’t book or bookings that were canceled. To unarchive a current or future request, select Unarchive, and the request will move back to the Pending Requests section of your inbox.

Accessing your inbox


  1. Open the app
  2. Tap the inbox envelop in the bottom left corner of the screen. If you have any pending requests or upcoming stays, they’ll appear here. To view any archived requests or past stays, tap the folder icon in the upper left corner of the screen.

Android phone

  1. Open the app.
  2. Tap the hamburger bar menu in the upper left corner of the screen. Your four inbox categories will now be displayed.


1. Navigate to your Inbox by selecting the envelope icon.

2.Tap each of the different tabs to view messages from specific clients.

For more information about managing your inbox, check out the video below.