Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. Whether it’s fandoms or philosophy, fashion or felines, Tumblr is where your interests connect you with your people.

— Post photos, GIFs, text, videos, live videos, audio, anything.
— Make your own GIFs. Cover them in stickers and text, if you like.

— Look however you want. Customize your Tumblr’s colors, fonts, layout, everything.
— Follow whatever topics you’re interested in. Find new ones you didn’t even know existed.

— Join millions of people in millions of communities across millions of #tags.
— See something you love? Reblog it to your Tumblr and start a conversation.
— Start a private conversation with your friends in messaging.
— Or just follow, if you’re feeling shy. No big deal.

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Version 12.7

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Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
114.7K Ratings
114.7K Ratings
James AZ ,

Could run much smoother

I agree with Erin’s post, but that just seems to be how Computers, Software and App companies continue to do business. Every time software, Apps and Operating Systems get the bugs worked out and are running pretty smooth, they have to do an upgrade to change the look and make it a little faster. Apple is a perfect example of this. They have really screwed up this last IOS 11. They are ruining the IPhone.
Tumblr seems to have had the same main problems for months. I keep seeing updates, but none of the big bugs are fixed. GIF’s aren’t loading now. When you send a link to a friend through email or messages, it won’t open up because of safe mode, even though they have it turned off. I’ve sent it to myself to check and I get the same thing and I’m positive my safe mode is off. After scrolling down about 50-60 posts, the app starts having problems loading, locking up and gets jerky on scrolling. I hate that my follow list isn’t alphabetically in order like it used to be. Also when I’ve been catching up by being on it for over 30 minutes, it crashes and will not reopen. I’ve tried numerous times with no success. I’ve had to delete the app and reload it. I’ve had to do this several times in the last few months. I feel most of these issues are from trying to have the app do too much at once like Erin mentioned in the last review. Come on Tumblr, make this app reach it’s needed performance and cut out all the other activity.

shyshysana ,

I love Tumblr, but the app version needs so much improvement

Basically the title. Firstly, NOTIFICATIONS. Sometimes I don’t even get them, despite having them turned on both on my phone and within the app. Friends on Tumblr say the same things happen to them. In addition to not being notified, sometimes I AM notified but when I go to the app and click notifications, nothing’s there? My post might have more notes, but I’d have to manually check it myself and refresh my page to find out whether it was a reblog, reply or like.
Next is uploading posts. I get that the app is less powerful than a browser so it’s going to take longer, but it takes legit hours for 2 or 3 gifs to post sometimes - if it posts at all. Sometimes it’ll load all the way and then say “error”. Same thing with videos, and as someone who uses tumblr to promote my music, that really bugs me. I always have to use my laptop to share a link. (I would say it’s my WiFi, but it works just fine/quickly on the browser version.)
Lastly, formatting. When i try and edit my bio, it almost always jumbles up the words. This only happens on the app, and while it’s not a big deal, it’s definitely somewhat annoying to have to retype everything or just settle for a simple emoji.
I love hanging out on Tumblr, especially in comparison to apps like Twitter and stuff, but the app can be a pain to deal with. I hope this stuff gets fixed soon.

mannyssan ,


It looks aesthetically very nice, the user interface of course is very friendly and efficient, finding generally anything has not been a problem....BUT theres major bugs in the app and it starts for me in the notifications/messages button where if you click on it no matter how long you’ve been on the app it crashes the max times my app has crashed in a row is now 7 and on occasions it goes away but doesn’t for a while. Then the notifications refuse to show you what’s been updated the only way i have been able to is by switching over to my second account then coming back to my original and it finally shows new notifications normally i would have to pray and close the app and hopefully it would show new notifications and not crash. Next we have the messages and people being on it always has the wrong time for when people have been on....someone could literally be making posts but it says they were on 3 hours ago?? Like what’s going on with that. Another problem is with playing a video and if you scroll it can either get stuck playing and it literally continues until you close the app or when you play the video then scroll it just continues playing for a few moments then stops. As far as i know this is the most bugs i’ve gotten recently on this app hopefully the developers see this.


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