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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What’s New

Version 14.2

Thanks for choosing Tumblr, a place to connect with others over shared interests.

We channeled our inner Bob Ross and fixed some small color consistency issues within our happy little color schemes.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
15.1K Ratings

15.1K Ratings

squibbl ,

Why tumblr’s not worth 5 stars now (tl;dr included)

It honestly for me is a five star experience. I love the idea of it and it’s just an amazing community to be in (mostly). But the two issues I have are the two biggest problems I think an app can face...
First is the algorithm. Which is self explanatory if you live on the internet.
The second is also kind of self explanatory, but I feel the need to input my own experience also. The support side of tumblr. The staff. There’s nothing good going on. When I first downloaded tumblr again, I couldn’t do anything with my account. Errors kept coming up and preventing me from having any kind of experience whatsoever. I emailed them to ask for help, and even today I have yet to receive a reply on what to do to remedy it. Since then I have been able to fix what happened, but no thanks to them. I got one reply a week after I reached out to them which was obviously a standard issue mail-merge message to say “have you tried doing xyz”. Nothing since replying to that email, which I was instructed to do once I checked everything on their list.
TL;DR: Algorithm needs fixing and staff aren’t any help

Ieuanno ,

Dying website

The latest update ruins the functionality of what was already an infamously flawed website. There are more features that don’t work than ones that do. Sometimes it feels like tumblr is run by a single coder alone in a basement.

Tumblr has discarded a community they’ve spent 10 years fostering with an automatic filter that makes it impossible to know whether or not your innocuous content can currently be seen by other users, and fails to target the genuine adult content as intended. Communication between tumblr and its users continues to be abysmal. Staff continue to lie about non-existent notifications and site features that have not worked for years (including the backup feature that we were told to rely on to save our blogs before the removal of all flagged posts). The appeal function for the new automatic flagging was temperamental before the update went live, and now it is completely non-functional. Meanwhile the site is still full of spambots and no effort has been made to curb the growing community of white nationalists.

Tumblr once had value that other sites do not. Before this update I could not recommend you use tumblr on mobile as the x-kit browser extension is necessary to make the site functional. After this update I don’t think I can recommend tumblr at all. It won’t survive much longer.

Chloeambercat ,


I very rarely review apps but this one is so irritating I felt I had to just in the hopes they might read their reviews and fix it accordingly. I like tumblr and want to use it but this app is so incredibly laggy and often freezes too much for it to be even useable, it collects a huge cache within minutes which keeps getting bigger until the app takes up insane amounts of storage on my phone, so I have to go into the app settings and clear the cache literally every ten minutes while I’m using tumblr so that the app will stop lagging so much. Audio posts also are never playable (in my experience), but the most irritating thing of all is to probably how the app will refresh/crash randomly and throw me back up to the top of my feed where I could either look at posts I’ve already seen or try to scroll all the way back down to where I was. It also doesn’t hold your place if you check another app, even if you leave tumblr open in the background. Even using the web version instead of the app is a better experience even though this means I cannot reblog anything without it refreshing my feed. I like still like tumblr despite its many failings, but this app is almost completely unusable.


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Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
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