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Tumblr is a place to discover and post about stuff you love, and join communities of people who love that same stuff. It’s pretty neat.
Q: What can I post on Tumblr?
A: Photos, videos, live videos, songs, text—pretty much anything.
Q: Can I make gifs?
A: Yes, you CAN make gifs! You can make them out of videos, bursts, live photos, or just shoot them on the spot.
Q: What’s the deal with “reblogging”?
A: It’s a way to take the stuff you find on Tumblr and make it your own. You can repost other people’s posts to your own blog. You can add commentary if you like. Other people can do the same with your posts. That’s how ideas spread on Tumblr, and it’s how communities form around them.
Q: Who’s on Tumblr?
A: People who are posting and reblogging about interesting stuff that you’re interested in. Politics. Movies. Memes and such. If you’ve ever seen anything interesting on the internet, chances are it came from Tumblr.
Q: How do I talk to people on Tumblr?
A: A few different ways. You can comment on a post, or you can reblog a post to your own Tumblr and add commentary, or you can send a private message. Whatever suits the occasion.
Q: How do I find stuff to follow?
A: Search for whatever you’re interested in. We’ll show you great posts about that stuff, and get you following the people who make those posts. Oh, you can also follow a search itself, and we’ll put sift the best material from that search right into your dashboard.
Q: What kind of stuff are people talking about on Tumblr *right now*?
A: Whatever’s happening in the world. The real world, the world of fiction, the world of pop culture, the world of academics, the world of safety and justice, the world of sports. Whatever world you live in, you’ll find it among all the trending topics in the search tab.
Q: Do all Tumblrs look the same?
A: No! You can totally customize your Tumblr’s appearance, right down to the colors and fonts you use.
Q: How will people find my Tumblr?
A: Tag your posts. Tumblr is full of passionate communities of people who are constantly searching through tags for new posts about stuff they love. Your stuff could be that stuff.
Q: Am I ready to download Tumblr, deepen my perspective, and forever change the way I think?
What's New in Version 7.9
Tumblr is 10 years old this week! Happy birthday to everyone on Tumblr.
Usually I love the app. I typically have no issues. The new updates have sucked. I get to a certain random arbitrary spot in my dash where I can no longer scroll. It just stops. I have to refresh and get new content which usually overlaps posts I have already seen. LAME. Also, the porn spam is out of control. The ability to report spam or report and block that exists from desktop needs to be present on mobile. And what is this nonsense about Tumblr taking up anywhere from the stated size of the app to multiple GB of space on my phone. It takes multiple cache smashes before it frees up whatever mystery data it is holding. Needs work. And give me back my personal blog. Make your add money elsewhere.
Long Way to Go
This app refreshes itself all the time. I'm scrolling down, get a text and check, and get sent right back to the most recent image not to the image I was last at. It hasn't even been a minute off the app, and it's refreshing itself. Please fix this! Gifs freeze all the time even on a strong wifi connection. Needs a lot of quality of life improvement to make it a decent app. Until the dash refresh issue is fixed, this app still only gets 1 star.
Also, what does a tumblr update even fix? It's all just dumb jokes in the "what's new" area. It doesn't actually tell us they're doing.
So after logging on after the most recent update, I was greeted with this hideous new way of posts being shown. After I looked a little closer, I realized how easy it is for captions to be deleted (something that was already ridiculously easy). Every tumblr update takes 10 steps backwards and 0 steps forward.
Had to redownload after the app wouldn't open. Every time I tried it just kicked me back to my home screen.
I absolutely adore this app! I love the content, the people are great, and the feed is tweaked for your tastes!! The only problem I'd say I have is that sometimes profile picture changes aren't shown. So if I change my picture through say the website, the change won't be shown on the app unless I uninstall and reinstall. But that's just me being nitpicky! This app is fantastic overall, and whoever writes the update descriptions deserves a raise!!
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- Category: Social Networking
- Updated: Feb 23, 2017
- Version: 7.9
- Size: 147 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Yahoo! Inc.
- © 2016 Tumblr, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.