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.

What's New

Version 11.0

Thank you for choosing Tumblr as your portal to the exciting world of internet content! In order to provide you with best possible experience we occasionally update the app to fix bugs and improve performance.
Remember to follow @staff for updates and feature announcements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5

53.1K Ratings

53.1K Ratings

Could run much smoother

James AZ

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.



The new updates have added lots of new annoying features such as recommended blogs on specific blogs instead of just on the dashboard (newsflash, if I wanted to follow those blogs I'd go follow them from/because of posts I see on the person I'm already following, it's not like I don't know they exist, I just don't typically want to follow them), non-chronological dashboard even *after* turning off the best stuff first option (this is my biggest pet peeve! If I wanted non-chronological I'd go somewhere else), and if you aren't on for even one day it will have your first five minutes of speed scrolling be "here's what you missed!" etc. posts, even if you've already seen said posts. One of the reasons I hate that is it takes forever to go away and once again non-chronological posts are rather annoying to deal with. The best stuff first is crushing smaller artists and other content creators, leading to dramatic slashes in page activity, which is discouraging people from creating and even affecting some artists' livelihoods. Everyone I've talked to about these features also really dislikes them, especially the non-chronological posts (there's a few posts circulating with tens of thousands of notes about how to turn the best stuff first off, so that should be your biggest hint that people don't want it!!!), so please fix this!

Crashed in big time


I have being using tumblr for over a year now and it crashes me in big time. As I clean up on blogs that I follow the number stays on 514 but nothing to click on follow or unfollow and dashboard did not move at all as I tab for the update. Both web and app absolutely failed to move at all. Social media site like tumblr needs to be significantly improved on the platform. I am working very hard on my leisure to develop tumblr society for the world. The system video, photo, and multiple formats are very restrictive. We need tumblr to admit that most of there users are not children in fact very small percentage and so the platform needs to be a whole lot more adult friendly and at the same time more true society interactive social friendly. It is being existing for ten years already right? Please completely redesign and turn your app to be minimum 18 years or older and preferably 21 years and older. It doesn’t make any sense to do what Twitter or Facebook can already do and in other format alright. Seriously, can your team member truly just listen and truly make that difference? Most of your tumblr user don’t mind of paying for subscription, however, all of us care about all the inconvenience. This cannot wait, please make the major redesign and changes at once and not waiting at all. Your teams technology is too outdated, it needs completely overhaul and be five thousand times better and I mean it.


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188.5 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam, Marathi, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
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