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Tumblr
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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. EXPRESS YOURSELF — Post photos, GIFs, text, videos, live videos, audio, anything. — Make your own GIFs. Cover them in stickers and text, if you like. BE YOURSELF — 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. CONNECT WITH YOUR PEOPLE — 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. Live streaming of sporting events on Tumblr in the United States features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. US users may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.
fun but confusing
by EdgarLillo on 2020/01/20 14:23
the interface can be very hard to understand, especially when pictures come into play. I almost always have trouble finding the bottom of a post or looking things up.
Awesome
by servanttoGod on 2020/01/20 09:56
Love it
Tumblr doesn’t function intuitively...
by tiredoftumblr on 2020/01/20 07:18
So many times you get stuck in a dead end, despite trying to work with the apps direction. Ah well. Great way to drive users somewhere else. That’s an intuitive move...
unable to join group chats
by Jocusmo on 2020/01/20 06:33
pressing the "Request to Join" button doesn't work at all. bugged
Very buggy, but I won’t stop using it
by ModTerrik on 2020/01/19 22:02
Shout out to tumblr for only giving me the review prompt only once it fails to queue or post anything for me. I have difficulty putting tags on my posts, it just doesn’t work. That being said, I’ll have to be dead in the ground before I stop using this mess of an app.
Error 404
by Kate_Creates😹 on 2020/01/19 21:53
I am still unable to look at my queue or view any of my notifications on my blog. The help center has stated that it has been “resolved” even though I’m having the same issue. Additionally, I sent an email to their customer service 1-2 weeks ago and have and no follow up email or feedback whatsoever. Please fix this!
Great App
by Reem$ on 2020/01/19 21:20
Great app I swear, great for Anxiety & Depression and people who may suffer from Imposter syndrome at the moment in life.
Meh
by JD bootay eater on 2020/01/19 16:53
Used to be better Stop flagging Bring back 2008 Tumblr!
Freezes
by lil potato 🥔 on 2020/01/19 16:00
Tumblr is pretty great and all but it freezes all the time. I’d be scrolling through and all the sudden it freezes. It gets really annoying because I have to get out of the app completely then go back in if I want to use it.
I miss when Tumblr owned Tumblr
by ReiyaLi on 2020/01/19 10:03
Honestly it’s so hard to find content now. Oof, can’t wait until Pillowfort takes off and doesn’t cost money anymore.
Delete?
by Zada204 on 2020/01/19 03:19
Idiotic that you cannot delete an account from the app.
Please reenable lunch to zoom!!!
by BlurryFuture on 2020/01/19 01:24
PINCH TO ZOOM. Also, it would be nice to have the reblogging blog selector to be nearer to the center of the screen. For long phones and general ease of use !! Maybe a quick selector could be used in the middle but horizontally. Much like the bottom right blog view selector but in the draft screen!!
1 star app
by hood'nuff on 2020/01/19 01:13
Bring back nudity. The site is advertised as an anonymous adult social networking app and it works just fine as that but the overt censoring of all nudity and even some non adult content is infuriating. When this ban was out in place it negatively affected artists and average bloggers but did nothing to deter those who used the site to post child pornography or hate speech. Focus more on banning pedophiles and racists and reinstate nudity on the site.
Busted.
by abcyaaaaaa on 2020/01/19 00:36
Half the site doesn’t work, can’t access followers since it leads to a broken link on the app. Pointless.
Tumblr refuses to give back my account
by Johnny Kazuki on 2020/01/19 00:33
I had the 2 factor authentication on and changed my phone. Now, I’m locked from my account and can’t access anything because I recycled my old phone. Tumblr support asked me to send proof that I was the account holder. I had a selfie on my blog so I sent them the link to that post as well as a recent selfie with a time post. Tumblr then stopped responding to me. It’s been over 2 years with countless emails from my end while Tumblr stays quiet. Why ask for proof when you’re just going to ignore me???
...
by Kershin1104 on 2020/01/18 19:11
If I could I would give this app a -5 for what they did
It’s always a pleasure to be on T
by Steven Nyberg on 2020/01/18 18:09
It’s always a pleasure to be on T
Eh
by Dramaticgingerfish on 2020/01/18 16:44
Since the new rules, tumblr has gotten eh for me. Still love it, but the mega filter on everything, some things aren’t even sexual at all but still aren’t allowed, yeah it’s gotten so pg. tumblr wasn’t meant for preteens.
I hate Tumblr!
by tumblrsucks182829 on 2020/01/18 16:00
I used Tumblr almost everyday for over 5 years! I had two blogs. Considering there are countless other blogs tumblr has NO problem with, they decided one day out of the blue to terminate my favorite blog. Never got a warning, it was like a scrapbook at the point! I don’t have access to any of the photos or anything I wrote in the last 7 years anymore. Deleted Tumblr that day, if I could rate 0 stars I would!
Fotos
by Quenedy on 2020/01/18 13:34
Espectaculares fotos del mundo entero.
I don’t understand why
by libby orr on 2020/01/18 05:51
I downloaded it for certain reasons, my friend does a lot of art on there. He sells it and show off his skills. So reason I made an account last year(a few months ago, it’s January so like around six or 4 months ago), first time ever making an account. I ended up deleting it because I never really got on it, I was busy and it was taking up room. So I tried creating a new account today said my email was in use, fine use another I have like six. All of them were in use! I’ve NEVER had it before until literally a few months ago(“last year”)! So when I try to SIGN IN it say NO ACCOUNT WITH THIS EMAIL!!! What the hell is going on?? I do not understand??? I just wanted to look at peoples art and an article that was on twitter😭😭😭 I’m so confused it keeps doing this I deleted it again and I’m gonna try to reinstall this is not what I was hoping for. I’m sorry I’m having issues trying to sign in. Also it does nothing when I say I forgot password, it just takes me back to the sign in screen when I click the email it sends me. Then once again says my email has no account on there.I kinda don’t wanna keep doing this...it’s almost 12am 😞 but at least my only job is to clean the house while my fiancé goes to work at 8 am tomorrow soon to be today🥺😅
A Data Programmers Dream
by Cris Pian on 2020/01/18 05:10
Tumblr Gives Me The Many Great Skills And Experience To Build Computer And Technology Programming.
Bring back the porn!!!
by Bringit back! on 2020/01/18 04:32
now!
Reblog limit??
by Chibi-Chan & Fei on 2020/01/18 04:05
Hi, there’s a problem. It doesn’t let me reblog, I waited till tomorrow but it doesn’t work. Fix it, please.
Bugs are not Friends
by _bts_Suga_swag93 on 2020/01/18 02:15
When you click on the Tumblr icon on your phone’s home screen, you should be able to enjoy it. As a loyal fan of Tumblr, I've stuck to the app despite the repetitive bug that kicks me off the app after 10 minutes of usage. It wouldn’t be so bad if the app showed you the post you were looking at before the app kicked you to the curve. Alas, it doesn't, and I have to deeply search for that post again. If this bug is fixed, I guarantee a 5 star rating. Suggestion: make it possible to save a post that you particularly like so later you can find it again. Sure, pushing the heart button saves it to your most recent like post, but the scrolling to find a particular post is frustrating.
It crashes
by Steven unitard on 2020/01/17 22:00
This app crashes every time I try to type a reblog and it’s annoying.
CRASHED MY WHOLE PHONE
by Some egregious nickname on 2020/01/17 20:51
This app is such a mess lately that it ACTUALLY CAUSED MY WHOLE PHONE TO REBOOT today. Whatever change was made to the code around october or something has made this thing a horrific crash-fest. I know we just got sold for the price of a corn chip but this isn’t helping tumblr’s image any.
Nice to be me
by Daddytao on 2020/01/17 14:18
Out of all the websites I view and join, tumblr has to be my favorite. Though I wish it was nude again it allows me to be with other like minded people.
Worst social media app out there
by Bruhce on 2020/01/17 11:52
The only app I've seen for one of the top social media platforms that barely functions how it should. Can't use the app with it bugging out or displaying error messages. The browser version works better then mobile so just run it through there.
لم يتغير شيء بتصميم التطبيق منذ سنين
by Mustafa Tqu on 2020/01/17 05:34
للاسف لا توجد مميزات ولا تحسينات على تصميم طوال سنين ، من الواضح جدا عدم الاهتمام بالتطبيق من قبل المطورين ، لذا سأكتفي بنسخة سطح المكتب فقط .
I love it!
by kokeshimiu on 2020/01/17 05:00
Fav social app ❤️
Hello
by supermanxt on 2020/01/16 23:31
Hello everyone I am new here, we will see how it goes! Blogger drGraybeard.com/ -0-
What happened??
by Mikado_1 on 2020/01/16 18:24
So I use this app on my iPad primarily, and for some stupid reason, when you click the notes and then try to go to someone’s profile from the notes, it opens up in a small pop up on the screen that’s cropped so can’t even see everything. Like what the hell?? It didn’t used to do that it would just take you to the blog. Who thought this was okay??
ONE star, here’s why...
by Crizzly 90 on 2020/01/16 17:25
No porn. So bring it back, and tumblr could be getting ten stars.
Very slow.
by Smentrikin on 2020/01/16 15:39
Notes do not load on notes page. I’ll get notifications that people are interacting with my posts but nothing will load within the app. App is overall very slow.
Still needs tweaking
by SheffWash on 2020/01/16 15:14
Always had problems with the app but nothing too extreme....just frustrating at times. Been really keeping my composure about this but tumblr is a joke now. I posted a picture of a woman in a bodysuit in heels with her legs crossed and toes exposed....it got flagged!!! I’m following a blog and they posted a gif and some pictures with sex in them and doesn’t seem to be a problem!!!!
Annoying
by dangerhes on 2020/01/16 01:25
“Request to join” button for groupchats DOES NOT WORK
Best form of social media
by Deloreos on 2020/01/15 21:18
Tumblr is literally the best type of social media out there. The format, the interactions, it’s my favorite place to be. The only thing wrong with it is the porn bots that still haven’t been taken care of even after the porn ban.
Please fix the notifications
by Alice2255 on 2020/01/15 20:00
The app was working great up until a couple weeks ago. I don’t receive notifications anymore when people repost/like/follow me. But once I open up the app it shows all the notifications I didn’t receive while the app wasn’t open. I checked settings and notifications are turned on, but I’m still not getting them. Please fix this so I can know what’s going on while I’m not using it.
okay
by Toria102335 on 2020/01/15 19:52
i love tumblr but please fix the notification glitch.
Tumblr is Awful
by AvatarDante on 2020/01/15 18:39
Tumblr will randomly flag your posts after they’ve been appealed, so that your blog is flagged. Then they continuously ignore your requests/emails to correct the situation. Horrible Customer service and the guidelines are so subjective it’s racist/homophobic. They need to do better and learn how to respond to their users. Simply awful.
Would be 5
by pyrokit on 2020/01/15 03:48
It would be 5 stars but after at most 20 minutes the app crashes on me, which is super annoying when it happens like 30 times.
Be yourself or don’t
by Cannabis Schools Online on 2020/01/14 22:51
Tumblr is an awesome platform. Feel free to be who you want to be or for the rest of us free to be who we really are. Thanks guys.
Lastest update
by ry982010 on 2020/01/14 18:39
I don’t like it. I don’t care for the “next” feature. I preferred the tags being in the corner.
New update
by Bubbleshopper on 2020/01/14 17:41
Every new update makes this app worse. Why on earth would you take away the ability to tag asks when you post them? Bring it back again, please. It was a perfectly good and convenient feature. Stop trying to fix things that don’t need fixed and actually work on the app’s core problems. And maybe, I don’t know, listen to your consumers when they make suggestions on how to better the app. You’d think an app as reputable as this would have more equipped staff and developers, but they don’t.
WOW
by Elderscoll on 2020/01/14 14:58
i can’t look up anything. anything i type into the search bar and it says nothing is available. I think you should change it to how it was like 5years ago at least
tumblr is no longer viable
by LCC_Modified on 2020/01/14 13:15
After they eliminated the Adult only profiles from their community (though they still list the app as 17+ which is a claim that material is more of the adult nature) I continued to give them a try. I must say that it has gone massively down hill and is no longer viable. I used tumblr to follow tattoo artist, photographers, and others that used this platform to show their art and work that Facebook and Instagram shun. Shocker that Tumblr would choose to sacrifice its identity to play ball with old world American thinking about adult oriented things. Adults get tattoos in areas that aren’t easily viewed to the general public but those artists wish to share that artwork with the clients permission. Photographer take photos of the nude form with in respect of the individuals. Movie makers create scenes in which they portray the everyday life. Your platform has chosen to censor these professions because a part of society is afraid of them. Good work, you have chosen to be as close minded as the rest of the society here in the United States.
Awful
by appleisbadcompany on 2020/01/14 08:47
Awful. Crashes as soon as a gif shows up on dashboard, not to mention they seem to have no problem allowing porn gifs as long as they belong to certain blogs. Full of nazi imagery, pedophilia, and disgusting displays of absolute incompetence. Bad app, wish I could give zero stars
needs a lot of work done
by 2fab4u22 on 2020/01/14 06:00
laggy, glitchy, and pisses me off to use. can this app work for like five seconds please?
Bring back porn
by xasdew21 on 2020/01/14 05:41
Bring it back
Bugs as of lately
by Bree😍😜😝😛 on 2020/01/14 05:07
Every time I change my header and profile photo it ALWAYS reverts back to the generic tumblr set icons. It’s really annoying.
I love Tumblr but..
by link2857 on 2020/01/13 23:15
Runs much better on Android.. wish they'd get it together for iOS.
Send help
by moonrbows on 2020/01/13 17:02
- Activity feed still needs fixed and now more problems are happening. Some of us still enjoy this app so please take care of it! - the reblog button should stay lit to show what we have reblogged. *use the “like” button to save things & mark what I want to reblog later then unlike.) - When we filter tags it should remove those posts completely: *I know the filter isn’t perfect, but it would make it easier to find blogs to follow if I could filter all the shows I’m not interested off my dash.
fixes fixes fixes
by a user of you app 130474829 on 2020/01/13 14:04
Fix the search engine. And stop having those “internet don’t work, stpiud internet. Retrying” thing under post that won’t go through. It’s childish and only serves to anger you with the platform
This site helps me relax after a long day at work.
by SignFixers on 2020/01/13 13:33
I find it so interesting to see all of the body shapes and sizes here that you just don’t get to see on other sites. The human body is beautiful no matter the size or shape, male of female.
Issue with editing
by Ncknamedcali on 2020/01/13 08:07
My profile keeps resetting to starter setting. When I edit it how I want and refresh it, it resets again
Eh
by laalaaa1010 on 2020/01/13 05:20
It’s a cheaper version of Twitter
Aaikaikefebansexuala
by aikaikefe on 2020/01/13 01:26
kefe aikai ufa in the muli
Super downgrade
by xandyxanemane on 2020/01/12 20:09
Freedom of expression taken away and that was the best part 🤷🏾‍♂️
Tumblr staff, c’mon guys
by Nessington Weasley on 2020/01/12 18:00
It works (Bare minimum) but it also glitches out so much — the screen freezes, the scrolling gets clunky, gifs have weird white artifacts, it’s slow, it’s frustrating. And the staff don’t seem to care all that much.
Won’t load properly even with full connectivity
by ollieoxide on 2020/01/12 17:50
I’ve been having an issue for a couple months now where either I will be at home with my wifi working and fast or out with supposedly perfect LTE with my data but suddenly the tumblr app will stop loading posts, even when all my other apps are working fine. And when you get the error message to try to get the spot on your dashboard to load, it never actually loads the next part of your dashboard, instead refreshing the entire page which is not at all what i want.
What I hate about Tumblr
by CT5445 on 2020/01/12 17:28
Don’t get me wrong. I love Tumblr but there’s more things I hate than love about Tumblr. 1. Freezing. Tumblr freezes for no reason and I am forced to refresh it making me retrace my steps and find the post/blog I was reading. 2. Writing a post. Well, firstly, I hate that every time I want to underline, bold, or italicize something I have to highlight the word/sentence and select what I want to do with it. As soon as I’m done, whatever it is that I did, will follow afterwards. Why can’t this platform be similar to Wattpad? Like, right on top of the keyboard is where you can find the bold, underline, and italicize buttons. 3. (Continued from 2) I can’t select the entire post. Really? Like, you give us an option that says “select” or “select all” and when I press select all, I assumed I’ll be selecting the entire post. That was not the case. It only selected the paragraph/sentence. 4. Adding links. I don’t have access to a computer right now so I can’t add links on the computer and since the mobile Tumblr doesn’t allow adding links either it’s frustrating. 5. Computer/laptops seem to have more content. It’s not fair that computers and laptops show more content than the mobile and like I said, I don’t have access to a computer. 6. Links. Okay, well, links don’t seem to work anymore unless I’m continuously pressing on the link. Updated review: 12/27/19 Okay, well. I can’t seem to edit my post anymore. Especially text posts. Whenever I click to edit it, I get: an empty box, the title of the post, and “your text here”. I don’t see ANYTHING THAT I’VE WRITTEN PREVIOUSLY. It’s COMPLETELY blank. Oh, and also, BRING BACK NSFW!!! Updated review: 1/5/20 Well, Tumblr. It’s seems to me that I CAN’T COPY AND PASTE MY OWN WORK! I AM A FANFICTION DEVOTEE ON WATTPAD AND WOULD LIKE TO COPY AND PASTE MY POSTS ON WATTPAD TOO! Updated review: 1/12/20 TUMBLR! FIX THE EMPY TEXT BOX THAT APPEARS WHENEVER I CLICK TO EDIT A POST!
I used to love tumbler.
by Princess-Eve on 2020/01/12 13:27
I’m sad you can’t post nude content anymore I run an Asian model blog and all my photos were friendly clean and nude there Asian models so nothing bad about that the woman body is a beautiful thing anyways that’s not what gets me what gets me is I still see nude content on tumbler a lot so I can’t post adult content but I’m scrolling through tumbler and I see other people posting why are they allowed and I’m not how is that fair the new rules of tumbler take adult context out anyways that’s why I gave it a one star like I said I used to love tumbler but now I don’t know anymore
Great job
by raleb kresnipa on 2020/01/12 08:49
More porn
Eleven years later still love this app
by LucaPeiJMD on 2020/01/12 04:06
Enough said!
My posts won’t show up in tags :(
by 345767 on 2020/01/12 02:11
When I make a post it won’t show up in the recent page tags or anything. Other than that it’s a great website/app
Crashes all the time
by KRD9917 on 2020/01/11 21:46
Used to love the tumblr app but, within the past year or so it crashes every time I try and open my activity or messages page. It’s been going on for awhile and, I’ve seen many other complaints about this issue so why is it never resolved when the app is updated.
bug in feed refresh
by blackskyhero on 2020/01/11 21:31
my dash board doesn't actually load more content it just scrolls me back up to the top with the refresh button
Adult content
by Asw75218 on 2020/01/11 20:14
Rules are not clear
this app is bad
by Erh723 on 2020/01/11 20:02
this app used to be good
great unless you wanna write
by erc eld on 2020/01/11 19:33
tumblr is a great place to share art and find inspiration. unfortunately with a recent update (not sure when this change was made), the text editor has decided to make each paragraph function as its own text field, which makes writing longer posts a major pain. hopefully under new wordpress ownership it will change back to an actual text editor, but.. you should probably write your posts in notes or pages before posting on tumblr.
tags
by Catiebug52 on 2020/01/11 17:11
Please change the tags back. Please. When I click on a tag from a post it brings me to a page where I can only see the recent and top posts. Why? Just why I HATE IT SO MUCH
Where did the scroll go??
by Sksnflfmvfe on 2020/01/11 13:48
Has anyone else have any problems with there scroll on the side being nonexistent. It’s on there on the settings screen but not on the dashboard, search, or my profile. It’s really annoying when i can’t speed scroll on my iPhone anynore 🙄
an app for sure.
by -hella- on 2020/01/11 05:32
the app asked me to rate it and then it crashed repeatedly and i think that’s a good summary of this app but the content is great.
Help
by Anuhea Haili on 2020/01/11 04:26
So I tried logging into my app but it won’t let me in I even re-downloaded it and it’s still not working
I want the old tumblr
by he does 69 with 69 on 2020/01/11 04:23
I want the old tumblr.. the freedom of expression tumblr.. the safe haven for all tumblr.. not this censored bs
I tried to go back
by OmalleyDaAlleyCat on 2020/01/10 17:08
Yet all my posts still get flagged. Shame this used to be a community that uplifted people through body exploration... Now it’s a censors paradise.
Crashing
by Lanadelrey00 on 2020/01/10 14:35
Keeps crashing please fix this it’s very annoying
Down hill
by FLBesstlord on 2020/01/10 09:58
Over the last year Tumblr has gotten too difficult to be a part of. I have greatly reduced my activities on the site. Need to return to being a first amendment social media site.
Terrific
by Elohino on 2020/01/09 23:23
This app is so easy to use and it’s well designed too. A really good app, tumblr is constantly improving it everyday.
Big Brother Inc.
by Mega World War on 2020/01/09 23:03
Now a haven for censorship and intolerance of freedom of expression. Their over-censorship of female images that comply with Tumblr’s new “community standards” is heavy handed and arbitrary. They force an appeal of images that comply with their standards then flag and delete them later with no chance of appeal. Tumblr deleted my 7-year-old blog on Thanksgiving Day 2019 in which every image posted is Instagram safe. I was never told why my blog was deleted. I filed 3 unanswered complains with Tumblr support and received no answer. Luckily my blog was surprisingly restored 5 days later without comment but it’s only a matter of time before they shut it down again. Other blogs freely post explicit porn without incident. Far-Right and Neo-Nazi blogs preaching hatred and racism are now thriving on Tumblr. The terms “neonazi”, “Arianism” “white supremacy” and other ways to search for racist blogs are fully searchable but if you search “breast”, “gay” and even “depression” yield no results. Tumblr used to be a place to express yourself. Now it’s a place where they choose who can express themselves and the darkest corners of humanity’s freedom of expression is protected but God forbid you see a “female presenting nipple”. Instagram by Facebook has less censorship than the new heavy handed, Puritan Tumblr. The only reason I keep my Tumblr account is because I’ve built a lot of followers and my blog has no explicit content—although Tumblr has labeled it an explicit blog hidden from Google and Tumblr searches.
🤔🤔🤔
by Savage Misfit on 2020/01/09 20:07
So I love this app but the fact that I can’t have a profile pic is really annoying. I’ve tried to figure out why emailed people looked at YouTube videos and I’m still not able to have one. It will let me put one there but I go back a few hours later and it’s gone 🙄
GIF Support
by FaMouSzJay on 2020/01/09 19:14
Did you guys update and remove the gif support? If you did, i would be so upset. I am now trying to figure out how to downgrade your app version because thats what i mainly used it for. Please don’t tell me thats what you did... someone get back to me please?
no scroll bar on new update
by R2pikpop on 2020/01/09 06:20
the scroll bar doesn’t show up when i start scrolling. it only does this after the recent update. i mainly use the scroll bar to get to the bottom of the page quickly.
What happened to the scroll option?
by ShoutsForTears on 2020/01/09 03:08
What happened to the scroll bar? I’m missing this on my phone. I have deleted and reinstalled the app twice and it’s still not there. Why is it gone? It was very useful. I would rate this app higher if it weren’t for the missing scroll bar. Update 1: The app will also randomly close for some reason after a while of using it. I have no clue as to why it does this.
Banning “Pornography”
by GymJakeFirefighter on 2020/01/08 23:06
Dumbest move ever. Nice attempt though.
Good social media but toxic platform
by imani saadiq on 2020/01/08 21:43
Everyone literally is toxic
A bit of a tease.
by Nytemare6789 on 2020/01/08 17:10
This lacks some basic functionalities of Tumblr within Safari. Editing posts is sometimes difficult especially editing. Not only is the edit window off-center in landscape but it is small and cannot be moved. Furthermore, post formatting resets to html sometimes, ruining all of my line breaks. With that said, the app is fast, easy to browse and share, and looks beautiful on the iPad 7. I’m grateful to have everything I love right at my fingertips.
art
by cbpsdp on 2020/01/08 16:26
While I appreciate the structure of the community guidelines, I feel the letter of the law has lost sight of the spirit of the law...art sensory is foolish because it has nudity; especially when considering, museums open to the public do not sensor or filter. Consider common sense when applying certain rules
I Love tumblr!
by CarelessDreamer on 2020/01/08 12:59
Tumblr’s a great app where you could see people posts and you can also post your or repost someone else’s (permission needed I guess) to your post and it’s also me to see other people’s posts because it could be good artwork, or a really good edit, and etc. and you can search up something you like because it could be one there depending if it’s pretty popular, or over all popular, or really popular, but this app deserves a 5 star rate so get this app now but when you like 13 and older I guess is the age limit not sure but if you are 13 or older then I suggest you should get this app now😊😁!
Awesome
by Fehdj on 2020/01/08 09:37
The porn is amazing😏
I💜 Tumblr!
by Shoesy-Que on 2020/01/08 06:12
Always interesting, sometimes shocking, ya just never know what your gonna find here! Jan. 6, 2020.....Still enjoyable, still fun,...never goes out of style, and topical as well as retro... And never boring
5 Stars but ease up on the censored content...
by J_D__ on 2020/01/08 05:56
I have been on tumblr for over a decade, with a few breaks from time to time but -always- return. I love the site, and the app. But the censorship of nudity and suggestive content is over the top- let’s make tumblr an open, inclusive, and creative space again. And also give options for viewing “archives” through the app.
It’s great
by JimmyyJamess on 2020/01/08 03:47
I use it all day to share memes with my friends
Love it just on thing plz check this out creators!
by jammer2frh9l on 2020/01/08 03:03
Hey first thing I wanna say is that it's a great app very social and If your into art there are Many Many people posting amazing artwork and I think it's a great way to show things off & ect I would highly recommend trying the app just look for things your intrested in like my personal favorite Art in the search bar and boom there it is I would also like to add that there is so much you can change and adjust things to your liking for instance if you can be visable by searching your name and Ect... There is a bug that I find anoying but not like anyone would even care depending if you post a lot but if you post something and it's on the bottom it's hard to remove because it's not possible to reach the reach an button or it simply moves your screen up and acts like you did not press the delete button 200 times surely this is an easy fix so yea creator would love you if ya can fix that problem!
The Staff Ruined This App
by Cherry22!! on 2020/01/07 18:27
This app has been ruined by the staff. I’ve been on this app for years and can confirm it’s horrible these days. I stay here simply because I have a community and friends I don’t wanna abandon.
Best social media app
by bamoozie on 2020/01/07 16:17
I love tumblr because it’s less opinions and more of people expressing themselves. I’m not a fan of the new censorship but overall I still love logging in and seeing wassup
Issue with theme
by slimcash8 on 2020/01/07 11:55
I don’t know if its just me or the app itself but i am having problems with setting a background header. Every time i try to set one and save it, it goes away.
I used to love
by Yeaaa boyyyyyyyyy on 2020/01/07 06:00
I used to love tumblr but once they went to censorship it took away anything remotely creative.
It's the Hotel California of social media
by Ashton Claire on 2018/12/18 05:41
There's many reasons you could find Not to get this app/make an account. From the porn bots who put random links on your posts about Spider-Man to the way you never know if it's actually gonna load anything or delete your account for any given reason staff can find. But biggest thing to note or advice on is I give on this would have to be to run. Hit that back button. Swing left. Hit the arrow. Leave this page because when you join Tumblr you never leave. Forget anything good about Tumblr and just save yourself. I've been on it for almost a decade and I yet can't get myself to delete my account or even log out on my phone. Please at least know that you are selling your soul to staff and I've never seen anyone truly leave. It's fun to see people grow and change with you though. Go through movie franchise and T.V shows progression together. See funny videos and news from around the world. No matter who you are, you will find your people. You will find your place on here. Maybe that's why its so hard to leave.
Unexpected/feeling heard
by Q.p. Doll on 2019/11/16 06:24
I’ve used tumblr for many years now- It’s been my own personal diary. I can’t even tell you how many followers I have, because I’ve never cared to look. I’m giving this app a complete, solid 5 stars for two reasons: One, it’s been my escape, the only place I can post, as me, feeling completely anonymous- which is why I feel this is my diary. Two: when I typed the word, “depression” in the search engine.. the message I received read: “Are you okay?” And gave many links to deal with how I feel. That made me think twice about a lot that I’ve been thinking about lately.... So, with that being said, my five stars come from the feeling of the one place I can express myself, outside of social media (likes and follows), but also because of the individuals behind this app, TRULY care. I have never witnessed that, in this age of social media. I have more respect that ever for tumblr. Thank you... When I typed that one word.. I felt less alone, just from that simple, automated response. Tumblr has been here for many of our new aged diary emotions. The fact that the developers are aware, speaks volumes. So, genuinely, thank you. For all of us that stepped back to take another look at our lives. For feeling heard in a place you usually wouldn’t expect.
I love Tumblr, I hate this app
by Why do you need to know, cop? on 2019/03/24 03:29
This app has so many issues that have yet to be solved after at least a year or two of them existing. Despite the messaging system, which I’m sure has been critiqued plenty, inconsistently and unreliably updating or not updating while you’re using the app- you also can’t click on asks or even keep track of your asks in any way through the app. If you want to go look at one of your apps, you had better be keeping constant track of whoever asked it because all you’re going to get is a notification, and clicking on the notification (if it was answered) only takes you to the person’s profile. The app will randomly crash for seemingly no reason, even while under little to no stress. The double-click-to-like feature doesn’t work unless you tap a large body of text or an image and even then, it may not register properly (maybe user error but still inconvenient). You also can’t keep track of submissions in any way unless you just miraculously remember- I think you get notified but I don’t even think you get that much. Aside from all this, there’s a myriad of other functionalities and nuances that are almost entirely unimportant (like how if you click on a person’s name that’s attached to a post, it’ll take you to a dedicated page with nothing but that post and a couple other posts from that person’s profile below it). This was a poorly-thought-through review but I think it covers most bases. Otherwise, it works enough.
Poor staff support
by annoyed but not unreasonable on 2018/12/19 06:02
I have been a member of this platform for years now and i can say that if you value a responsive staff that can regulate itself properly this place is not for you. As per the new censorship measure many people who have been with the site for years are being cast aside for the sake of ad revenue. The problem source (being child pornography) despite being the catalyst of the censorship measure has ultimately failed to deliver results; with pedophiles, neo-nazis, and “porn bots” (bots who's sole purpose is to advertise risky porn sites) still running amok while sex workers, artists, women, POC, and the LGBTQ community were the biggest demographics effected by this measure. While the user base has continually addressed these issues with the staff they have continued to remain silent on the issue and push through their horrible measure and ensure any opposition is silenced. While many of the Adult blogs remaining are hidden and still somewhat easily accessible it still raises many questions regarding how user friendly the site will remain and wether or not these blogs will remain indefinitely or will soon be exiled from the site. TLDR; Staff is usually unresponsive to user feedback and the half assed measures they put in place just make the experience less than stellar
Brand New Review
by Charlie & Punkin on 2019/01/03 22:04
I’ve reviewed before but gave it the same rating. Before Tumblr was a mess because of their bad coding — crashing after a little while of use, GIFs and images refusing to load almost constantly, videos not playing correctly, the list goes on. But the new algorithm for detecting NSFW content to be “kid friendly” when it was never meant to be a website for kids is lazy. Staff are condescending and don’t listen to the user base. Not only that, but a large portion of users are here for nsfw content. I understand that there is legal trouble and it’s not necessarily tumblr’s fault, but what is their fault is not doing anything about actually illegal content and instead punishing everyone whether they were involved or not. Porn bots are still rampant, neo-nazis and white nationalists and pedophiles are still free to roam while artists and content creators suffer greatly from the way this algorithm works. Up the age requirement to be on and keep your safe mode thing, it wasn’t perfect but it was way better than getting my post removed for having a single pixel of skin tones visible on a selfie or a piece of innocent fan art. The only reason this isn’t one star is because I’ve been using this site for years and years and it is honestly my favorite social media platform. It’s niche, doesn’t invade your privacy, and has a lot to offer within its user base. It has so much potential wasted by a terrible management.
Primary and Secondary Blogs
by Ethereal92 on 2019/10/14 02:15
I like Tumblr a lot. It has a few bugs, but not too many more than other apps. However, it really, REALLY bothers me that you can’t switch between which blogs you want to be your primary. My primary blog was one I made when I was 13, ignored for years, then logged back into and wanted to start fresh. When you tap the search bar on your profile, it has suggested tags that someone can select to see all posts on your page with that tag. Even when you delete all posts with that tag, it remains, and you can’t delete that. So, I decided to make a side-blog since I didn’t have another email to use, and the email I was using prior was specifically my art email, and it would be unprofessional to have several emails on my different art accounts for different apps. This was fine, but whenever I comment on other peoples posts, it automatically uses the primary blog, and there’s no way to change that. I’m not the only person with this issue, and it could be easily solved by adding the option to switch which blog you want to be your primary. It’s extremely frustrating, and I can’t deactivate my primary to reuse the email and make a new account, so I’m stuck. It makes me want to uninstall the app if I can’t use it how I planned to, when the solution to the problem isn’t that difficult.
Ya’ll are good
by Jason9800 on 2018/12/13 21:39
Tumblr I just want to say ... You aren’t going anywhere yes there is a community of “NSFW” blah blah blah people but let’s be honest you guys are a great asset to the internet and just because we can’t see nudes anymore doesn’t mean your site & or app will “fail, be doomed, etc.” Kudos to the business decision your team made and I am glad you are (or at least I think) back on the app store. Tumblr you are more than just nudes, you are more than just explicit content, & you are more than the terrible content that unfortunately slipped through the cracks under your watch (but you are fixing/fixed it). Good luck and I’m sure I speak on behalf of the content creators, innovators, & fellow humans that work as music artist, graphic designers, sports enthusiasts, meme creators, fitness lovers, comedians, architects, political activists, political commentators, gif makers, life style bloggers & a myriad of other things that YOU not your “explicitly sexual content” helped give a platform to, & in some cases helped bolster a persons celebrity, hell for proof of my reference to what I just said look no further than one of my favorite artists A$AP Rocky and how Tumblr helped skyrocket one of his singles (Purple Swag). Anyway Tumblr/TumblrStaff keep on striving keep on keeping on and good luck 💙!
Crashed in big time
by Dchen78998 on 2017/11/04 05:12
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.
I used to love tumblr
by Desssssssssssssi on 2019/01/29 14:40
I’ve been using tumblr since 2010... my best friend put me on to it. I’ve been on and off for a few years now since i graduated high school. The app used to be good but now it’s just annoying. Still has funny post and is very informative but i hate the auto-reload feature. Since i don’t get on often, i like how i can scroll til forever without getting bored or seeing the same thing... but if i were to screen shot and send the funny or motivating picture to my friends or boyfriend, it refreshes as soon as i get back on. Small issue but highly annoying, i end up just not coming back for awhile again. Instagram i think is the only social media that doesn’t automatically reload. Yes you took away the NSFW content due to child pornographers which i 100% agree, get rid of the creeps! BUT to get rid of all nudity even if it’s pictures that are tastefully done or meant to be seen as art and not porn eh.... i think there should be a filter process... tumblr was great for expressing and exposing talent and creativity. You can’t put a limit on that. I don’t want porn back, but i don’t want my pictures being taken down because of an exposed nipple. Tumblr just not the same. People that were on before ALL the many many changes, know what i mean. Tumblr was a different outlet from your regular instagram or Twitter... it felt more private.. it felt more free... a place for creatives.... now it’s just.... blah. 🤷🏾‍♀️
I wish I could give it zero stars
by Elllelllleelleee1 on 2019/01/13 07:45
I had been using tumblr since I was 14, so almost 11 years. Tumblr was a place where I found an activist and body positive community. I made friends and felt I belonged. I was able to assert my sexuality without judgement and find people who wanted to lift me up, not degrade me. Tumblr was a loving happy community until yahoo bought them and ever so slowly started changing a perfectly wonderful community. When the announcement ca in December that adult content was being banned from tumblr, and on top of that FEMALE PRESENTING NIPPLES. I was infuriated. The one place that I had run to in order to express myself was being run by a misogynistic wad of trash and every woman, person of color, deviant, transgender, gay, lesbian and queer had to suffer. You know what community is still thriving on tumblr?? The neo nazi community. Last time I checked, female presenting nipples didn’t threaten or demeaning others based on race or ethnicity. But I guess unless you’re a white male, you don’t matter. What you enjoy doesn’t matter, the friends you make don’t matter, and if you made a living off of tumblr, that doesn’t matter either. If you have read this review to this point my advice is this: do not support a website/ app that isn’t inclusive. That doesn’t care about those in marginalized communities. Don’t download the app, don’t sign up for this website either. I hope we can bankrupt this corrupt company together
Needs to change.
by BeeLizard on 2018/12/18 18:04
I’m going to say that Tumblr is definitely unique in the creativity of it’s community, and serving that unique and diverse community with bans on explicit content, or NSFW content, is simply offensive to artists and people who celebrate and want to create a safe and helpful space to celebrate those topics. I am deeply disappointed in Tumblr with what it’s been doing. I admit that targeting porn bots who want to spread viruses is an admirable goal, but in order to achieve that there needs to be different algorithms to target that, rather than banning everything that falls under an “explicit” rating. What I find incredibly degrading is the labelling of “female presenting nipples” as offensive and explicit. If “female” nipples will be banned, but male nipples will not, then it’s simply inequality. those who wanted to be open about their bodies and share that with people, no longer can because their bodies are labelled and tagged as explicit and outrightly sexual, which is backwards and wrong. i wish i could say that Tumblr was a good place, and it’s users (while not all of them) definitely are people who wanted an outlet that let them express themselves creatively and freely, which can no longer happen. i only hope that people like me, who see that this change is harmful and discriminatory to the users of Tumblr, share their opinions and leave a review also. Thank you for reading.
No Excuse for this App
by Standpoor on 2017/09/24 10:42
For one of the most popular social networking sites in the world, and after all this time, and given that most people access it through their phones, you'd think Tumblr would manage to put together a decent app. Alas, their army of nerds has failed. If you follow more than a few active users and only check your account a couple times a day, you have to scroll and scroll and scroll, waiting for each new page to load, to find the specific kind of content you're looking for (say, videos, images, etc.). If the app crashes, you have to spend another five minutes scrolling to get back to your place. It's 2017. How is this still such an issue? There should be some kind of comprehensive, accessible filter that lets you fine-tune your feed. And automatically brings you back to where you had last scrolled? There's not even a reliable workaround: the archive button doesn't exist or the user has to choose a separate app theme or something with that specific function? It's definitely not there by default. And the ads. They're so large. Again, it makes infinite scrolling a chore; a quarter of each scroll is ad space, meaning more pauses for loading and less easily accessible content. I'd happily by a reasonable subscription to disable the ads. Is programming really this impossible?
Sadly disappointed in a once amazing app
by Keytothetruth on 2018/04/04 07:52
Tumblr has been a place I’ve come to for years to express myself. It’s somewhat my secret outlet. Having an app available is super convenient and I honestly prefer to use the app versus a desktop. If there wasn’t an app available i probably wouldn’t even use tumblr anymore. It’s extremely annoying when you’re in the middle of using the app and it crashes out of nowhere exiting you out the app. It seems like every time you guys update the app to fix bugs etc. there’s just another bug that’s created. How difficult can it possible be to finally get this right. Don’t update the app if you’re not sure it’s absolutely going to fix the problem. Sometimes posts are missing from my blog or others. I can’t even refresh my notifications without it freezing and me having to exit out he app and enter into the app again just to see new notifications. I can’t even view my drafts on one tab without exiting out my blog, which was one of my favorite features. Now I have to go to settings to view my drafts which is INCONVENIENT! Would be 5 stars if I didn’t have to exit the app 20 times a day just to use it. Using tumblr shouldn’t be a job people. Fix it or you’re going to lose people’s interest in a great website.
:(
by jo irwin on 2019/04/28 03:19
This app is... frustrating on a good day. When everything seems to be functioning properly, it’s fine but that so rarely happens anymore. So many things go wrong on any given day, it’s hard to keep track. Right now, asks seem to be busted for me and several others. We’ve gone through batches of “test asks” to see if they’re sending and receiving properly, after noticing a lack in our normal ask activity. I’ve also noticed a lot of trouble with posts disappearing after hitting send, not postings at all, connection issues, replies not showing up, and more. Most of this was noticed prior to the update but have shown no improvement after updating. I’ve had numerous issues with the app, especially after the December 2018 update. Please please please take your user base into account in a more interactive and comprehensive way. I’m sure you’re doing your best, but I think it’s time to re-evaluate your tactics. I’ve seen nothing but complaints about user interface for years now (to the point where it’s become a sarcastic joke) and a huge lack of addressing those issues from staff. I can’t see myself not using the app for good, just bc it’s where so much of my own following and work is. But I do frequent it less and less, due to these issues. So only two stars for now. Hoping to bump it up in the future.
Never should have been put back
by Bo 👌🏻 on 2018/12/21 07:31
No app that contained any amount childporn should never be put back up for download. Blocking all “adult” content does not actually solve anything. Tumblr was slacking big time in keeping their users safe and keeping pedophiles and other disgusting people off of their site for years. I have had tumblr for 7 years and have used it about everyday because I love pictures, but no other site that I’ve ever been on can you accidentally run into illegal porn or dead bodies without having to search for it. We have been asking for years that tumblr’s age of use be moved up to 18+ because of the literally mentally damaging images you can accidentally see. not even mentioning that tumblr does nothing when someone under the age of use is on the site and refuse to delete them even though they are breaking the terms of service. banning adult content isn’t keeping the minors on the site safe because they have already been exposed to this stuff since tumblr has never cared enough to properly filter things and remove abusive and illegal content. Tumblr is not and has never been a safe or family friendly site. I was really hoping apple wouldn’t put tumblr back up and I’m honestly disappointed in the morals of both corporations but then again they’re corporations and don’t listen to what their user want so I’m not exactly shocked.
Get rid of the pedos and the nazis instead of ruining the site
by TumblrIsDead on 2018/12/18 05:22
Via tumblrs new guidelines they’ve yet again screwed over their audience and sent thousands of their users scattered to the winds most of them going onto twitter instead of tumblr. You screwed up the site majorly by blindsiding and censoring the majority of tumblr. You let loose bots on the site that still haven’t been fixed. Allowed bigotry and racists to be allowed to roam free and haven’t done a thing about nazis that are still allowed to post genocidal rhetoric without shame. The main reason that tumblr was taken off of the App Store was because you being the staff of tumblr allowed pedophiles to run rampant and scar minors on the site, polluting the waters of every inch of almost every fan base. Instead of trying to react that problem rationally the staff of tumblr decided to ban all nsfw art on tumblr alienating a large portion of their users and striking down on sex workers who use this site to gain a following on a day that was supposed to represent a day against exactly this. I have been on this site for over 3+ years and have migrated to twitter with many of my followers and people who I follow because you people won’t get your crap together and start truly giving a crap about the people involve themselves on this app. Until you, meaning staff and higher ups, get your self straightened out- good riddance.
Uncaring staff
by Idkhere'saname on 2018/12/25 07:45
The staff of Tumblr have recently rolled out the censorship of any posts flagged as explicit. While this would be a great way to stop p*dophiliac content, n*zis, and anything else potentially harmful for other users, the system is broken and till this day (december 24th, 2018) continues to flag and censor posts that do not meet the nsfw requirement for being taken out of public viewing. Instead of content that could harm other users, the system-which is completely run by a simple bot not meant to handle this complicated of a task-instead flags posts that fit within the new guidelines. All over the site and app pictures, artwork, text posts, etc have been wrongly censored despite having saw content. Thousands of complaints have gone to staff about this issue, yet they have done nothing to help the user base on Tumblr. This has ended up hurting many people on the site. People now rely on websites to promote their online services-for example, an artist taking commissions to pay for bills-and have been receiving less and less exposure/traffic due to this flagging system hiding their content for others to see. Thousands of people have fled to other websites to find work due to their loss of the ability to rely on Tumblr as a means of exposure. Staff has done nothing to help us with the issues this new bot has been causing.
I think it’s awesome
by xkittypie on 2018/12/22 19:07
that you guys are deleting bad reviews, that you censored most of your own platform, that you ALLOW racists, white supremacy, and hate on your OWN platform. I can’t believe you’ve silenced most of your users, ruined your own app, and STILL HAVENT GOTTEN RID OF THE PORN BOTS!!!! Y’all can go ruin tumblr without me. I’ve had a blog since tumblr was first introduced, and now after a very disappointing week, I’m throwing away a blog that I’ve had since before I started my first period... sad that tumblr doesn’t actually care about its users, just the people who decide if you’re on the App Store or not lol. Notice how plenty of websites aren’t on the App Store but do just fine without it. After a very long run with tumblr, unfortunately they have silenced my only voice. After having a safe space to post WHATEVER I WANT, I get to go back to nothing. So I’d say thank you for the website, but honestly the app has always been extremely glitchy. The app has always sucked, no one ever thought the app worked properly, it’s never been convenient, and not once has it been helpful. The only advantage tumblr had on its competitors is that we could post whatever we want. Now that’s gone, and we have really no reason to use tumblr. Good luck with your self destructive app, and I hope for the children’s sake, that you get rid of the Nazis.
As of yesterday...
by PixelatedTraveler on 2017/10/25 15:19
I have a constant grey message box at the bottom saying “Hmm...try again?” And that I should log out and back in if it keeps happening. So I log out and back in, and it’ll work...until I leave the app and come back, the it happens again, and it’s a huge pain to have to keep logging back in. Stuff won’t really update while this message box is running. Also, the app is still eating my photo posts. Last time I tried was before this grey-box issue. Two days ago. Also, I do not like my activity notifications stacking. In particular, the reblog ones. I don’t mind the likes being stacked. But I liked clicking on individual reblog to look at tags. Some people communicate via tags. Granted, I could just visit the post itself, but that has become a pain now too - where I used to just be able to view everything I wanted from my activity section, now I have to jump out and hunt the post down through my profile. God forbid I’m not looking for an old post. To be honest, right now it’s hard to double check on feature with that grey message box saying I have to log out and back in constantly. Nothing refreshes. Edit: logging out and back in does nothing for me after all. App currently does nothing for me except show me pop-up notifications (clicking into then shows a “no-post-here” page).
Take off the safe mode!!!! 😡😡😡
by Suoerlilyapplover on 2017/09/26 11:08
I have been using the Tumblr app for over 2 years. I actually was a fan of the major update that happened because I believe it made everything much more organized. Unfortunately I absolutely despise the latest update that moved the safe search to the settings. What's the point?!? The icon in the major update that let you press on it to show unfiltered posts and pictures and not show those posts and pictures was perfect. It was on the side, so it was not in the way of anything and worked perfectly. So why in the world did you get rid of it!?!?! The reason why I'm so mad at this in the first place is because certain things don't show in "safe mode." For example, the search "soft beige", which is not an inappropriate search at all, doesn't let me see any pictures because of this "safe mode." And I can't see any of these pictures by going into setting anyway because for some reason I have to be 18?!?! So you're telling me a 17 year old (my age) can't see pictures of a color because of this safe mode feature?!?!? This wouldn't be a problem if that icon was back. If you don't want to lose users because I know A LOT of other people probably have the same concerns as me. Return safe mode the way it used to be, an icon that you could press. Sincerely, An ex-Tumblr user
Suggested posts, Too many porn bots
by apmanda on 2018/08/22 13:35
I actually like this app for the most part, but they keep adding new features that suggest posts and blogs to you and while I like the IDEA of that, it’s SUPER ANNOYING to have that in my feed. I HATE THAT. And I also HATE having peoples posts pushed to the top of my feed because I may have “missed them.” It often screws with the chronology of some of the things I follow. Please remove the features from the feed and STOP BRINGING THEM BACK IN NEW WAYS, like, I’m not stupid, okay? Also, I get that this is probably a site problem, not specifically an app problem, but the porn and spam bots are a huge turn off for me. One thing that would make me more okay with it is if you could block blogs w/out having to go to them, like if I could just swipe and block them in my notifications, that’d be great. You may be able to do this on the computer, but I don’t use Tumblr on the PC enough to look. Other than that, I’ve enjoyed this app immensely. I don’t think it’s issues are really any worse than some other apps like instagram and Facebook especially. I have plenty of glitchy problems on BOTH of those apps just as much, so I’m not sure why people expect this one to be perfect when it’s handling much larger and more variant files. Weird.
Borderline Unusable
by Landofthebri on 2017/12/04 04:03
After the most recent "best stuff first" update the app functionality has plummeted. As others have mentioned, no matter how good my internet connection is and even when my other apps are loading just fine, Tumblr can't seem to load anywhere near the pace that it used to. On top of that, I'm constantly having an issue where as I scroll it'll suddenly freeze. Waiting a few seconds for it to catch up again is fine but I've waited upwards of a minute before. Again, the app has always had glitches and I've put up with it for the most part but these issues make the app incredibly frustrating to use. Also, it's great that they included a switch for you to turn the "best stuff first" off so you can scroll chronologically. What's not great is that the button doesn't actually work. Any time I refresh my dash it goes back to the algorithmic organization, and the only way to get it to be chrono again is to close out of the app completely. There's so many more glitches: User's icons switching, notification alert not going away, can only view the first nine of the top ten trending topics, clicking on someone's chat sometimes takes me to someone else's chat, etc etc I could go on. Staff, some glitches are to be expected. Whatever. But this app is becoming borderline unusable.
The staff who runs tumblr are idiots
by Amberh27 on 2018/12/19 14:10
The worst, most non-communicative staff I've seen for any site. They will ignore any and all problems with the site, unless it threatens their revenue, then they'll "fix" it with the laziest and most destructive possible solution. For example: instead of hiring actual moderators or making even slightly competent bots, to combat the issues with users who used tumblr to share cp, they decided instead to ban any and all NSFW content, causing adult content creators and artists to lose revenue, as many used the site for their work. Their bots targeted any posts that it thought had NSFW content, that actually ended up not being NSFW at all, and shadowbanning people who they didn't like. While this all was happening, nearly their entire user base revolted against their "Safer" Tumblr (even though after their banning spree, porn bots and nazi blogs are still rampant on the site), what did the staff do? Nothing. No change to the policy, no "lol jk", not even a single word addressing the problems people had with the policy or the thousands of creators it's screwing out of a job because they didn't feel like coming up with an actual solution. Just another cog in the internet censorship machine. (Also the app and website are filled to the brim with bugs that the staff will never fix it so just deal with it I guess)
Staff Need to Fix Problems
by Emii O on 2018/12/22 19:44
Tumblr has been my go to social media for years. It’s got great content, a solid community, and a platform like no other. Unfortunately, however, every time there seems to be a problem with the software or people breaking community guidelines-staff again and again fail to address it in a way that is effective. An example of this is the newest update. For a while there had been issues with tumblr allowing child p0rnography, and there were countless “porn bots” (fake tumbler accounts trying to sell porn and spread virtual viruses, etc.). To fix this problem it was decided at all nudity and specifically female nudity will be banned. This is a big issue for veteran users, as they wanted the illegal and annoying porn targeted. Tumblr is one of the only platforms that allow female and male nipples to be shown without being flagged as in appropriate-something that was important to many of its activist users who believe that female nudity shown should be help to the same standards as appropriate male nudity (if guys can post photos shirtless, why can’t girls?). The new changes have been very disappointing, and rating this app low is the only protest that the staff of tumblr will care about since it is in the public eye. I hope our voices are heard, and the platform we all love is properly taken care of.
Horrible Management
by EventideReverie on 2018/12/29 20:36
This website does not care about its userbase—only its own image. When the website gives examples of allowed content that could be viewed as explicit (such as breastfeeding women, ladies protesting while topless, and surgery images), it flagged the examples on the staff’s own posts on the matter. Preferring to flag first and then examine later, as sort of ‘guilty until proven innocent’ policy on adult content. At one point, you could bypass the bots searching for adult content from pornbots by tagging your posts with #sfw, and the pornbots swiftly took to doing so to avoid getting taken down. They briefly censored some of the minor tags with adult content but I have other, more popular tags, avoid being locked away from view even when those tags had way more pornographic content to sfw content than the censored tags. Everything I have said so far is factual, and I have seen it happen. I am not exaggerating or lying. They’ll keep actual adults from seeing adult content (While the concern for children bypassing those restrictions is valid, outright keeping anyone from seeing adult content is ridiculous) and censor nsfw accounts but they won’t ban obvious white nationalists hurling slurs around or ban harassing stalkers even when presented with multiple points of evidence of said harassment and stalking.
The new guidelines are transphobic
by e.zra on 2018/12/17 04:42
Exactly what the title says. By banning certain images based on a “female presenting nipple” basically staff get to decide who is a woman and who isn’t. This is one of the few sites where there is so much body positivity to all different types of bodies. This app is used as a source for so many sex workers who depend on their clients. By creating the NSFW ban, they are putting trans sex workers out of work. This isn’t just some ban, to a lot of people, these are their lives. The new guidelines say classical nude statues will not be banned, which translates to only white ppl get to naked? When we create accounts and agree to the 18+ age limit, we are signing up for all of these things. Don’t change the whole app for the sake of making it “child friendly” this new update isn’t bettering the app in any way, it’s destroying the community tumblr has built. The only community that is left now are all the bloggers rallying to protest and leave. If tumblr really wants to make itself better and safer for the community, start flagging the Nazis and pedophiles, don’t create rules with underlying racism and transphobia. These guidelines need to change, and this is NOT the change it needs. And until it does change in the way the tumblr community (not staff, the ACTUAL community) needs it to, do not get this app.
Is Tumblr a Good App?
by Elastas on 2019/01/05 02:33
Once. Amidst all the screaming and can't evens it was a nice app. It did what it was supposed to do. You could run multiple blogs for different purposes and share things with your friends. Then they said they were "making tumblr a safe place for all audiences". Which it was as long as the artists and bloggers, the dedicated users who usually did, tagged their content to keep the roadstops clearly marked. Parental supervision belongs to the parents. Your image was already tarnished by the cesspool of thought-police and angry hormonal 16 year olds taking to the site to voice their displeasure with different opinions. But it still persisted because of a loyal fanbase that liked your product. Dumping it with indiscriminate bot bleach and mocking the very people who made you who you are today without addressing or scrubbing the real issues was the worst thing you could ever do regardless of how functional a product it is. A site isn't given worth based on how it was built or what the automated programs are said to do for the ones who made it. It is from the ones who visit, contribute, and actively use the site. I hope everyone stops using it period and reminds you all of what that meant. Yahoo wasted their money on you. I don't recommend this app based on the company's treatment of its users.
Awful, don't get it please
by Jules211111111111110 on 2017/09/15 03:54
I've been using this stupid website for 6 years and got the app on my phone some years ago and it's been a pain ever since david karp left and the xkit guy was run off. audios were horrible video playing has generally been horrible. nothing ever loads in a timely fashion even when there's full wifi bars. sometimes when i quick reblog things on my dash, the silhouette of my blog will stay there while i scroll, once this starts there's no end. the silhouettes keep appearing until the stupid app crashes and then you can't use it until tomorrow, even if you restart your phone. stupid app, stupid web developers, shame on you for fixing things that don't need fixing and ignoring ALL of the numerous bugs you have. Edit: with the latest update it keeps freezing once u scroll through every 5 posts or so and if you leave the app it will freeze, if u decide you want to reopen the app and use it like any normal person would, TOO BAD it won't open, will freeze your phone, then crash. The only way I have seen to fix this problem is to uninstall the app and reinstall, every single time i would like to enjoy these stupid memes. Where's the xkit guy? does tumblr staff actually exist??? why is this so hard for yahoo to figure out?? We may never know
Crashing and burning
by ErinaceousM on 2018/12/18 20:20
I’ve been using Tumblr off and on since 2011. Usually I discontinue use for personal reasons. The user experience has always been terrible and Tumblr is notorious for making changes no one asked for. New “features” are nearly always unnecessary, buggy, or lessen the user experience outright. The recent debacle over censorship is just the latest in a long line of poor choices Tumblr has made to alienate its users and damage its reputation. Consumers are much more conscientious than Tumblr thinks they are and will indeed find somewhere else to spend their time and click on ads. MySpace, Friendster, AOL, Google+, and countless others have gone the way of failed social media platforms and even Facebook is imploding on itself as we speak. This is just going to be the next platform to die the SNS death. Troves of Tumblr users are discussing ways to shift their fan base, client base, and friend base to other sites. A few of these users, who have hundreds of thousands of followers, are the driving force behind Tumblr’s continued viability. Without popular users, Tumblr stops being a place to interact with minor celebrities and becomes an outmoded place to find porn (that is still easily available following the supposed Purge) and Minion memes your mom posted on Facebook last week.
A terribly coded and moderated cesspool of Nazis and racism
by Mechromage on 2018/12/28 03:33
After being removed from the App Store for child pornography, tumblr staff has decided to moderate their platform for the first time by banning all nsfw content. However, “nsfw” content is automatically flagged with a terrible coded and ineffective bot that blocks anything from pictures of Garfield to posts made by the official staff themselves. Meanwhile, pornbots are still rampant on the site and staff has made no attempt to moderate hate speech and extremism despite YEARS of complaint. It is easier to find Nazis on tumblr than it is to find a picture of a black person. Tumblr doesn’t care or listen to their user base while actively promoting racism, extremism, and genocide. If somehow that still appeals to you, tumblr entirely fails to function as a social media app. There are no notifications when you receive messages, images rarely load on mobile (god forbid gifs), and even on a high-speed WiFi connection the embedded video player fails to load more than half the time. Random posts are incorrectly flagged and blocked for pornographic content, including posts from staff itself. Developers regularly put out buggy, nonfunctional updates, and without a doubt the app is in a less functional state than it was three years ago.
I don’t understand why
by libby orr on 2020/01/18 05:51
I downloaded it for certain reasons, my friend does a lot of art on there. He sells it and show off his skills. So reason I made an account last year(a few months ago, it’s January so like around six or 4 months ago), first time ever making an account. I ended up deleting it because I never really got on it, I was busy and it was taking up room. So I tried creating a new account today said my email was in use, fine use another I have like six. All of them were in use! I’ve NEVER had it before until literally a few months ago(“last year”)! So when I try to SIGN IN it say NO ACCOUNT WITH THIS EMAIL!!! What the hell is going on?? I do not understand??? I just wanted to look at peoples art and an article that was on twitter😭😭😭 I’m so confused it keeps doing this I deleted it again and I’m gonna try to reinstall this is not what I was hoping for. I’m sorry I’m having issues trying to sign in. Also it does nothing when I say I forgot password, it just takes me back to the sign in screen when I click the email it sends me. Then once again says my email has no account on there.I kinda don’t wanna keep doing this...it’s almost 12am 😞 but at least my only job is to clean the house while my fiancé goes to work at 8 am tomorrow soon to be today🥺😅
TONS of problems
by Camy T. on 2019/02/04 19:20
The NSFW ban in December did very little to fix the actual problem that users had with porn bots who are still everywhere on the site. In addition, blogs that post things advocating for Nazism and racism are still allowed on the site yet “female presenting nipples” are not. Tell me how that makes any sense. Not to mention with the NSFW ban they have severely crippled artists who use tumblr to get their art out and gain commissions and now they’ve limited text posts to only 100 word blocks and stopped posts with links from being shown in tags which affects the very large community of fic writers on the site. With these things, they’ve alienated almost every one of their users and made it clear that they care very little about the actual feedback that they receive from said users as evidenced by these new updates and the purely flippant way they address the emails that they receive from users that have very real concerns. As someone who has used the site for years, I’m honestly saddened to say that the way tumblr has been run since yahoo acquired it has made me and many others entertain the idea of simply leaving the site and never looking back. Something needs to be done to fix the site or else they may just run it into the ground themselves.
A frustrating app to use
by Riley Wa on 2018/10/18 22:28
I’ve been a tumblr user for years, both on desktop and with the app. In recent times I've found myself using the app much more frequently, but that may be changing. Since the beginning, the app has had an issue where it frequently refreshes itself if you switch between apps, which is maddening if you happened to be reading a particular post or enjoying a particular piece of content just to lose it and have to scroll miles back down to find it again. But another feature that is ruining the experience is the recommended blog posts. There is no option to disable this feature other than to individually ‘X’ out of each post as they appear. Between these posts and the ads (which are understandable, as it’s a free app), most of my dash feels cluttered with content I don’t want to see. If I were interested in these recommended blogs, I would seek out and follow them on my own. If there were a way to disable this feature then it wouldn’t be an issue, but unless that becomes an option in the near future, I anticipate my use of the app will slowly dwindle until I don’t use it at all. And because I rarely use the desktop website, I wonder how much longer before I just delete my account altogether.
New notifications are unusable
by NotoriousNina on 2017/11/21 00:06
I'm a long time tumblr user with two popular blogs. I post mostly text posts without titles. In order to find out which post is getting notes in the new notification I actually have to click through to the user name of someone who has reblogged a post of mine, then scroll until I see something reblogged from me. And that's assuming they even display usernames correctly - sometimes it shows people who only liked posts under reblogs and I find nothing at all. And it doesn't even show reblog comments separately!! So if a post gets more than 4 notes there is no way to see comments in your notes. This might seem like a small thing, but being able to see who is interacting with your posts is essential to using this site. Not being able to see when people at reblog comments is especially bad because it prevents conversion, feedback, & interactions. And I have to waste a stupid amount of time just to figure out which of my posts are getting notes. This has removed all the community feel I had and despite still getting notes I basically feel I am screaming into the void now with no simple way to see what my followers are sharing, what they like, or what they're trying to say back to me.
Tumblr features fresh original youthful innovative content
by SuddenSparkles on 2018/12/22 12:10
I’m not a tech nerd so my comments in this review are limited to content. Also I’m not on Tumblr that much but sometimes I wish to escape from the repetitive content found on other platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Facebook I rarely use. I think the market niche of a social media application is important but that trying to be all things to all people can be a mistake (and not just online but in real life (#IRL) too!) and so I applaud Tumblr for outlining its community standards policy in a way that is full disclosure and not being sly about things like the other better-known entities. I’m still learning the app but the content is largely dependent on who you follow. If you want quality content choose your “friends” wisely! There’s a great deal of quality but one of the greatest concerns it seems to me is quality control and artistic rights ownership of content and protection. I’m not sure that’s an issue that is easily addressed here but it’s the ultimate Roman Colosseum in many ways. Throw out the content and watch it get “chewed up.”
Great stuff. Horrible app.
by JosieFFFF on 2018/07/20 00:35
I honestly LOVE Tumblr. It's so much fun and there's so much to see. But this app is driving me insane. It's actually made me cry more than once. I have had this app for many years and it has always crashed. And I don't mean every once in a while you're pretty much crashes about 20 to 30 times a day for me. Making it pretty much impossible to see anything. I try to update to see if that helps and it never ever helps. I don't think I can be on Tumblr for more than 20 minutes without it crashing. Sometimes the worst part is ample today I was on it for two minutes and it crashed I went back on there and then after about five minutes I crashed again and then minutes without it crashing. Sometimes the worst part is ample today I was on it for two minutes and it crashed I went back on there and then after about five minutes I crashed again. It's super frustrating when I'm looking at something or I am in a specific place and then it crashes and then I can't find where I was before. I honestly love this place and would spend many hours every day on it but since he crashes so much I try to go on it as little as posible.
Still upset
by gravitygemjj on 2019/02/01 05:16
I made a review earlier about how mad and disappointed I am in the NSFW ban—which I’m still upset about, but I’m here to review another issue. Tumblr just changed their color scheme to be a bit darker—which for me isn’t a big deal. HOWEVER, for others it is. Depending on the impairment, people have either gotten either better or worse from these changes. Worse as in some have gotten in the seizure zone. Which is never a good zone. But like I said, some have gotten better. Thing is though, tumblr has once again denied users of choice. It’d be better if they made the change an option so people could choose what they prefer and what is actually healthier for them. Instead of taking care of the real problems—like the literal nazis and white supremacists on this website/app, tumblr changes their shade of blue to a slightly darker shade of blue. Revolutionary. Really. Oh wait, I’m being sarcastic. Ha. So, anyway, I—among MANY users would appreciate it if you got rid of the real problems on this website/app. Your tiny change is not enough and not a step in the right direction. Fix your bugs. Undo the ban. Clean your mess. Give us options. Be considerate. Do better. Start listening to your users—before there’s none of us left.
This version is getting on my nerves.
by Droitzel on 2017/10/27 19:49
It keeps saying that some undefined thing went wrong and that I need to log out, then log back on. Only to treat this iPod as a stranger and tell me that a password reset has been sent to my email. After resetting the password it’s fine until I use another app. I don’t even close out of Tumblr and yet the moment I move to Music and change my song, Tumblr decides to begin the process over again. 13 passwords later, and I’m more than a little ticked off at this point. Please fix. As a separate side note, I can’t be here every day. Because of this, I’m missing who even KNOWS how many pictures, posts, videos, and gifs. Could you start working on a function that shows you what you haven’t seen since the last time you were on? Starting from where you left off and progressing towards stuff released just before you booted up the app? A feature like that would be a godsend. I’d help, but I only had one semester of C++ programming class, I doubt I’d be any help.
Staff is terrible, new update is stupid, and everyone is done with the whole app
by 9:!);8:!;$/@!:&.!:&; on 2018/12/20 23:41
The staff are doing a terrible job with the updates and not even fixing anything important! They get rid of unimportant things that hurt people’s livelihoods without even glancing at everything else. They still allow nazis and white supremacist to use the app. They are doing a terrible job and just allowing tumblr to become a joke (seriously, everyone everywhere is making fun of how terrible the app is, even people ON the app). I get it, tumblr is supposed to be the place where you can just put out anything and be accepted and not have to worry about social constructs or anything. You can be as edgy, aesthetic, whatever roots your horn on tumblr. You can find safe communities to talk about your difficulties, being part of the lgbtq+ community, anything. But tumblr still allows perverts, nazis, white supremacists, homophobic people, basically everything terrible, but you won’t allow nsfw. It’s perfectly fine, just make people aware that they have to have a sensitivity thing or warning or something instead of just causing many people to lose their media platforms. They aren’t hiring ANYBODY, but everything I’ve mentioned above, is. Deal with it, now.
Staff can’t correctly fix issues to save their lives
by melancholystarlight on 2018/12/18 22:03
Now, listen. I love Tumblr. I’ve been using it for what feels like forever and it has offered me better, closer communities and jokes and fandoms than I could have hoped for. It’s my online home and I don’t ever want to leave it. But the way staff has been handling the issue of explicit content is extremely poorly executed. Porn bots, pedophiles, and other ridiculously awful things are still rampant on Tumblr; meanwhile, staff’s clever little flagging system is hiding perfectly SFW content from public view (it even flagged the photos that staff themselves used as examples of things that wouldn’t be flagged!), which is damaging to the reach of content creators across the site. Clearly tumblr staff does not know how to identify which problem needs solving, much less come up with an actually effective way to solve it. I’m not leaving Tumblr. Yet. But it cannot be denied that this flagging system is heavily flawed and this change in guidelines is hurting content creators. Also. “Female-presenting (we know you hate this phrase) nipples”? Are you kidding me Tumblr?? You acknowledge us calling out that horrible phrasing and yet you don’t change it at all?
Take this stupid app down; it’s useless to us now.
by the-nia16 on 2018/12/19 19:16
I can’t begin to describe to you how disappointed and sickened I am by what was done to this platform. Not only have you destroyed something that has become a safe place for many groups that desperately needed it, you have also managed to alienate a majority of your users by choosing an app over the wants and desires of the people who would be using the app. Did it ever occur to any of you that, just maybe, we aren’t the issue and that you should have tried to attack the actual problem instead of taking this ridiculous “no tolerance” stance? Why should the majority be punished for the actions of the minority? And the issue is your own fault! If you were actually able to find a bot that worked, it would never have come to this. Hell, you still can’t make a bot that works considering how many porn blogs that are still fully accessible, but my blog has been flagged for content despite having no explicit media of any kind. I post pictures of my dogs, and that’s pretty much it. So tell me, what exactly did your new rules achieve? I hope your platform crashes and burns just so you understand that we are far more important than having an app in App Store.
Tumblr has become a fascist hellscape and the developers couldn’t be prouder
by CyprusTrees on 2019/02/01 19:52
The most recent update is causing people to have seizures and literally die. They’re claiming they’ve made the site more accessible, but they seem to be forgetting that not every disabled person had the same needs. Not that tumblr has actually ever cared about any of its users that aren’t pedophiles or actual Nazis. Tumblr has been deleting people for no reason since before their Dec 17th ban, and they have admitted that when people try to regain access to their accounts. They claim it’s an accident, but let’s be real no one believes that. The recent ban has targeted the disabled and LGBTQ communities whether they admit it or not. This is not the first time the site developers have targeted these communities. They’ve locked the tags for any type of minority group, but they keep the porn tags open and well maintained. They claim that they're just trying to prevent sex trafficking, yet they keep the blogs that post literal child porn and advocate for the murders of disabled, LGBTQ, Black and Brown people. The developers for the tumblr app and site claim that they’re making the site more enjoyable for everyone, as long as everyone is straight, able bodied, and white.
Censorship
by dreams_17 on 2019/01/01 09:01
So basically I loved tumblr had one for many years this was a huge way for me to express myself on this platform and due to the fact that they wanted to get back on the good graces of apple or Verizon or whomever they ignored the pleas of their consumers and handled their issues in a sloppy unprofessional way that not only resulted in their clients (like myself) to feel isolated by their actions but then continued on forward used the day they knew was going to be when a “boycott” was happening to provide more information for its users. Thus not providing that information to the people who were voicing their concerns to begin with. I know that there were multiple users who were working on creating platforms that would be a better service than tumblr for they would not censor anyone. It is appalling to me that in spite of them hearing about porn bots, nazis (hate speech) and pedophiles they attempted to fix this problem by not removing those aspects but instead censoring artists for the first week and half and then backpedaling after its users staged a revolt. If there are any business executives who are reading these please DO NOT network with Tumblr or its affiliates. Censorship isn’t business, its immoral.
Love it just on thing plz check this out creators!
by jammer2frh9l on 2020/01/08 03:03
Hey first thing I wanna say is that it's a great app very social and If your into art there are Many Many people posting amazing artwork and I think it's a great way to show things off & ect I would highly recommend trying the app just look for things your intrested in like my personal favorite Art in the search bar and boom there it is I would also like to add that there is so much you can change and adjust things to your liking for instance if you can be visable by searching your name and Ect... There is a bug that I find anoying but not like anyone would even care depending if you post a lot but if you post something and it's on the bottom it's hard to remove because it's not possible to reach the reach an button or it simply moves your screen up and acts like you did not press the delete button 200 times surely this is an easy fix so yea creator would love you if ya can fix that problem!
Really bad
by averysadboi on 2018/12/17 22:38
Ignoring real problems with the app and user base to focus on ad revenue by sweeping anything they would consider nsfw out the door. Nice job blocking many, many innocuous posts, especially those from lgbtq+ communities and for some reason those dealing with chronic illnesses are not allowed to speak. Nobody is foolish enough to think tumblr actually cares about being a better community. If that were the case, you could have started with the rampant bot problem that STILL persists, or maybe the hate groups that are everywhere. Your app is still buggy and broken, just from a technical standpoint instead of a content one. It crashes frequently, for all manner of reasons. Sometimes just trying to refresh the home page crashes the entire app. I cannot search tags on my own completely sfw page. The bot deployed to find nsfw images was clearly either completely untrained or minimally trained to detect the nsfw images, as images of text posts were even being flagged despite being sfw. Of course any visual detecting bot is going to have trouble distinguishing, but that’s a lot. Tl;dr come to tumblr where you’ll be banned for a lady nipple, but can receive anonymous death threats on the daily!
Notification Tab
by acolorblue on 2017/11/09 07:19
The recent update completely messed up the notification tab for me. Every time I open the app to view my notifications something weird happens and they become stuck with a very big chunk of the tab in just a solid white color while the notifications are scrolled up. Basically, to put it in simple words, I can’t view my notifications or scroll. At all. And when I somehow manage to fix it it’s by a series of random steps like switching blogs’ notification tabs, then switching back again. And on top of that, when it actually works it is so much more inefficient than the previous system. I enjoyed looking through my notifications and seeing what my mutuals reblogged and then looking at the tags on what they reblogged but now mutuals and nonmutuals are grouped together under one post so that I can’t easily tell if a mutual reblogged or interacted with my post. And when I click to view the group of people who interacted with my post I can no longer touch the tab and be automatically taken to that post on my mutual’s blog to see their tags. I really dislike this. It feels like necessary features that improved my experience were taken away.
Why i have mad respect for tumblr.
by zachthemak on 2018/06/09 07:17
I first started using tumblr in high school. I picked up on it from a girl i was dating she was all about tumblr, and i mean ALL about tumblr. If she wasn’t doing homework or hanging out with me (which even while she was with me sometimes she would be on her mobile tumblr app) she was on tumblr! Then i got curious and downloaded it myself and i figured out why she was on it so much, it’s straight up addicting you can find literally EVERYTHING on tumblr it’s ridiculous (in a positive way) i fell in love immediately and found myself on it constantly re-blogging pictures, quotes, videos, songs, you name it i found it on there liked it, followed it, and re-blogged it LOL. I think tumblr can be a good app for anyone, you search what you’re interested in, find it, follow it and that’s all you see, unless you follow blogs that aren’t dedicated to one theme. Other than that i give tumblr 5 stars. It’s organized it’s awesome and it’s easy to use!
A Shoddy App with Even Shoddier Staff
by LadyAzirah on 2019/01/02 12:36
I’ve been a member of Tumblr for over 7 years. For all that time, this platform was supposed to be a place of creative freedom. With the implementation of the ban of pornographic material on this website, Tumblr has condemned legitimate sex workers, artists, writers, the LGBTQIA community, the chronically ill, and all others who came for the creative freedom of expression to a place that no longer welcomes any of us. But sure, keep up with leaving the Nazi propagandist and nationalist blogs up and free to spout hate and vitriol against minorities. Do absolutely nothing about the porn bot blog spam. The ban of pornographic content has done nothing but exacerbate the original problems that millions of Tumblr users have complained to the staff about for years. Tumblr has always been a shoddy website from a programming aspect and this app is proof of that. However, they kept a loyal user base of artists because they weren’t censored. Until now. And now, Tumblr is paying for it. Thousands have migrated wholly to Pillowfort, Twitter, and other various social medias in an attempt to regain their loyal followings from their heyday of Tumblr. And if something doesn’t happen to fix this issue, they’ll continue to lose users.
Tumblr doesn’t really care about its users
by Linzerj on 2018/12/19 02:58
The old system for filtering nsfw content worked fine. When used correctly, the sensitive content toggle and nsfw tag were enough to keep minors from accessing adult content. The problem comes when Tumblr staff refuses to listen to its users about issues such as porn bots and neo-nazis running rampant on this hellsite. Porn bots don’t tag and follow everyone and continuously spam other people’s content, and yet with this ban they’re still here. Furthermore, unfiltered neo-nazi propaganda is arguably just as harmful to minors on the site as other nsfw content, yet tumblr has never made any move to remove these toxic people. The decline of tumblr really began when Yahoo and Verizon took over, so a big 🖕 to you for wanting to keep your site “pure” but not actually listening to users and enacting such a discriminatory and overall stupid ban. People with perfectly SFW blogs and content are being flagged by your imperfect filtering system that you’ve implemented as well, which makes the site even more difficult to use and enjoy. Overall, EVERYONE who uses Tumblr is unhappy with these new policies and how they are being executed. Sincerely, a disgruntled user
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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. EXPRESS YOURSELF — Post photos, GIFs, text, videos, live videos, audio, anything. — Make your own GIFs. Cover them in stickers and text, if you like. BE YOURSELF — 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. CONNECT WITH YOUR PEOPLE — 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. Live streaming of sporting events on Tumblr in the United States features Nielsen's proprietary measurement software which will allow you to contribute to market research, like Nielsen's TV Ratings. Please see www.nielsen.com/digitalprivacy for more information. US users may also visit Settings in the app to opt out of Nielsen measurement.
fun but confusing
by EdgarLillo on 2020/01/20 14:23
the interface can be very hard to understand, especially when pictures come into play. I almost always have trouble finding the bottom of a post or looking things up.
Awesome
by servanttoGod on 2020/01/20 09:56
Love it
Tumblr doesn’t function intuitively...
by tiredoftumblr on 2020/01/20 07:18
So many times you get stuck in a dead end, despite trying to work with the apps direction. Ah well. Great way to drive users somewhere else. That’s an intuitive move...
unable to join group chats
by Jocusmo on 2020/01/20 06:33
pressing the "Request to Join" button doesn't work at all. bugged
Very buggy, but I won’t stop using it
by ModTerrik on 2020/01/19 22:02
Shout out to tumblr for only giving me the review prompt only once it fails to queue or post anything for me. I have difficulty putting tags on my posts, it just doesn’t work. That being said, I’ll have to be dead in the ground before I stop using this mess of an app.
Error 404
by Kate_Creates😹 on 2020/01/19 21:53
I am still unable to look at my queue or view any of my notifications on my blog. The help center has stated that it has been “resolved” even though I’m having the same issue. Additionally, I sent an email to their customer service 1-2 weeks ago and have and no follow up email or feedback whatsoever. Please fix this!
Great App
by Reem$ on 2020/01/19 21:20
Great app I swear, great for Anxiety & Depression and people who may suffer from Imposter syndrome at the moment in life.
Meh
by JD bootay eater on 2020/01/19 16:53
Used to be better Stop flagging Bring back 2008 Tumblr!
Freezes
by lil potato 🥔 on 2020/01/19 16:00
Tumblr is pretty great and all but it freezes all the time. I’d be scrolling through and all the sudden it freezes. It gets really annoying because I have to get out of the app completely then go back in if I want to use it.
I miss when Tumblr owned Tumblr
by ReiyaLi on 2020/01/19 10:03
Honestly it’s so hard to find content now. Oof, can’t wait until Pillowfort takes off and doesn’t cost money anymore.
Delete?
by Zada204 on 2020/01/19 03:19
Idiotic that you cannot delete an account from the app.
Please reenable lunch to zoom!!!
by BlurryFuture on 2020/01/19 01:24
PINCH TO ZOOM. Also, it would be nice to have the reblogging blog selector to be nearer to the center of the screen. For long phones and general ease of use !! Maybe a quick selector could be used in the middle but horizontally. Much like the bottom right blog view selector but in the draft screen!!
1 star app
by hood'nuff on 2020/01/19 01:13
Bring back nudity. The site is advertised as an anonymous adult social networking app and it works just fine as that but the overt censoring of all nudity and even some non adult content is infuriating. When this ban was out in place it negatively affected artists and average bloggers but did nothing to deter those who used the site to post child pornography or hate speech. Focus more on banning pedophiles and racists and reinstate nudity on the site.
Busted.
by abcyaaaaaa on 2020/01/19 00:36
Half the site doesn’t work, can’t access followers since it leads to a broken link on the app. Pointless.
Tumblr refuses to give back my account
by Johnny Kazuki on 2020/01/19 00:33
I had the 2 factor authentication on and changed my phone. Now, I’m locked from my account and can’t access anything because I recycled my old phone. Tumblr support asked me to send proof that I was the account holder. I had a selfie on my blog so I sent them the link to that post as well as a recent selfie with a time post. Tumblr then stopped responding to me. It’s been over 2 years with countless emails from my end while Tumblr stays quiet. Why ask for proof when you’re just going to ignore me???
...
by Kershin1104 on 2020/01/18 19:11
If I could I would give this app a -5 for what they did
It’s always a pleasure to be on T
by Steven Nyberg on 2020/01/18 18:09
It’s always a pleasure to be on T
Eh
by Dramaticgingerfish on 2020/01/18 16:44
Since the new rules, tumblr has gotten eh for me. Still love it, but the mega filter on everything, some things aren’t even sexual at all but still aren’t allowed, yeah it’s gotten so pg. tumblr wasn’t meant for preteens.
I hate Tumblr!
by tumblrsucks182829 on 2020/01/18 16:00
I used Tumblr almost everyday for over 5 years! I had two blogs. Considering there are countless other blogs tumblr has NO problem with, they decided one day out of the blue to terminate my favorite blog. Never got a warning, it was like a scrapbook at the point! I don’t have access to any of the photos or anything I wrote in the last 7 years anymore. Deleted Tumblr that day, if I could rate 0 stars I would!
Fotos
by Quenedy on 2020/01/18 13:34
Espectaculares fotos del mundo entero.
I don’t understand why
by libby orr on 2020/01/18 05:51
I downloaded it for certain reasons, my friend does a lot of art on there. He sells it and show off his skills. So reason I made an account last year(a few months ago, it’s January so like around six or 4 months ago), first time ever making an account. I ended up deleting it because I never really got on it, I was busy and it was taking up room. So I tried creating a new account today said my email was in use, fine use another I have like six. All of them were in use! I’ve NEVER had it before until literally a few months ago(“last year”)! So when I try to SIGN IN it say NO ACCOUNT WITH THIS EMAIL!!! What the hell is going on?? I do not understand??? I just wanted to look at peoples art and an article that was on twitter😭😭😭 I’m so confused it keeps doing this I deleted it again and I’m gonna try to reinstall this is not what I was hoping for. I’m sorry I’m having issues trying to sign in. Also it does nothing when I say I forgot password, it just takes me back to the sign in screen when I click the email it sends me. Then once again says my email has no account on there.I kinda don’t wanna keep doing this...it’s almost 12am 😞 but at least my only job is to clean the house while my fiancé goes to work at 8 am tomorrow soon to be today🥺😅
A Data Programmers Dream
by Cris Pian on 2020/01/18 05:10
Tumblr Gives Me The Many Great Skills And Experience To Build Computer And Technology Programming.
Bring back the porn!!!
by Bringit back! on 2020/01/18 04:32
now!
Reblog limit??
by Chibi-Chan & Fei on 2020/01/18 04:05
Hi, there’s a problem. It doesn’t let me reblog, I waited till tomorrow but it doesn’t work. Fix it, please.
Bugs are not Friends
by _bts_Suga_swag93 on 2020/01/18 02:15
When you click on the Tumblr icon on your phone’s home screen, you should be able to enjoy it. As a loyal fan of Tumblr, I've stuck to the app despite the repetitive bug that kicks me off the app after 10 minutes of usage. It wouldn’t be so bad if the app showed you the post you were looking at before the app kicked you to the curve. Alas, it doesn't, and I have to deeply search for that post again. If this bug is fixed, I guarantee a 5 star rating. Suggestion: make it possible to save a post that you particularly like so later you can find it again. Sure, pushing the heart button saves it to your most recent like post, but the scrolling to find a particular post is frustrating.
It crashes
by Steven unitard on 2020/01/17 22:00
This app crashes every time I try to type a reblog and it’s annoying.
CRASHED MY WHOLE PHONE
by Some egregious nickname on 2020/01/17 20:51
This app is such a mess lately that it ACTUALLY CAUSED MY WHOLE PHONE TO REBOOT today. Whatever change was made to the code around october or something has made this thing a horrific crash-fest. I know we just got sold for the price of a corn chip but this isn’t helping tumblr’s image any.
Nice to be me
by Daddytao on 2020/01/17 14:18
Out of all the websites I view and join, tumblr has to be my favorite. Though I wish it was nude again it allows me to be with other like minded people.
Worst social media app out there
by Bruhce on 2020/01/17 11:52
The only app I've seen for one of the top social media platforms that barely functions how it should. Can't use the app with it bugging out or displaying error messages. The browser version works better then mobile so just run it through there.
لم يتغير شيء بتصميم التطبيق منذ سنين
by Mustafa Tqu on 2020/01/17 05:34
للاسف لا توجد مميزات ولا تحسينات على تصميم طوال سنين ، من الواضح جدا عدم الاهتمام بالتطبيق من قبل المطورين ، لذا سأكتفي بنسخة سطح المكتب فقط .
I love it!
by kokeshimiu on 2020/01/17 05:00
Fav social app ❤️
Hello
by supermanxt on 2020/01/16 23:31
Hello everyone I am new here, we will see how it goes! Blogger drGraybeard.com/ -0-
What happened??
by Mikado_1 on 2020/01/16 18:24
So I use this app on my iPad primarily, and for some stupid reason, when you click the notes and then try to go to someone’s profile from the notes, it opens up in a small pop up on the screen that’s cropped so can’t even see everything. Like what the hell?? It didn’t used to do that it would just take you to the blog. Who thought this was okay??
ONE star, here’s why...
by Crizzly 90 on 2020/01/16 17:25
No porn. So bring it back, and tumblr could be getting ten stars.
Very slow.
by Smentrikin on 2020/01/16 15:39
Notes do not load on notes page. I’ll get notifications that people are interacting with my posts but nothing will load within the app. App is overall very slow.
Still needs tweaking
by SheffWash on 2020/01/16 15:14
Always had problems with the app but nothing too extreme....just frustrating at times. Been really keeping my composure about this but tumblr is a joke now. I posted a picture of a woman in a bodysuit in heels with her legs crossed and toes exposed....it got flagged!!! I’m following a blog and they posted a gif and some pictures with sex in them and doesn’t seem to be a problem!!!!
Annoying
by dangerhes on 2020/01/16 01:25
“Request to join” button for groupchats DOES NOT WORK
Best form of social media
by Deloreos on 2020/01/15 21:18
Tumblr is literally the best type of social media out there. The format, the interactions, it’s my favorite place to be. The only thing wrong with it is the porn bots that still haven’t been taken care of even after the porn ban.
Please fix the notifications
by Alice2255 on 2020/01/15 20:00
The app was working great up until a couple weeks ago. I don’t receive notifications anymore when people repost/like/follow me. But once I open up the app it shows all the notifications I didn’t receive while the app wasn’t open. I checked settings and notifications are turned on, but I’m still not getting them. Please fix this so I can know what’s going on while I’m not using it.
okay
by Toria102335 on 2020/01/15 19:52
i love tumblr but please fix the notification glitch.
Tumblr is Awful
by AvatarDante on 2020/01/15 18:39
Tumblr will randomly flag your posts after they’ve been appealed, so that your blog is flagged. Then they continuously ignore your requests/emails to correct the situation. Horrible Customer service and the guidelines are so subjective it’s racist/homophobic. They need to do better and learn how to respond to their users. Simply awful.
Would be 5
by pyrokit on 2020/01/15 03:48
It would be 5 stars but after at most 20 minutes the app crashes on me, which is super annoying when it happens like 30 times.
Be yourself or don’t
by Cannabis Schools Online on 2020/01/14 22:51
Tumblr is an awesome platform. Feel free to be who you want to be or for the rest of us free to be who we really are. Thanks guys.
Lastest update
by ry982010 on 2020/01/14 18:39
I don’t like it. I don’t care for the “next” feature. I preferred the tags being in the corner.
New update
by Bubbleshopper on 2020/01/14 17:41
Every new update makes this app worse. Why on earth would you take away the ability to tag asks when you post them? Bring it back again, please. It was a perfectly good and convenient feature. Stop trying to fix things that don’t need fixed and actually work on the app’s core problems. And maybe, I don’t know, listen to your consumers when they make suggestions on how to better the app. You’d think an app as reputable as this would have more equipped staff and developers, but they don’t.
WOW
by Elderscoll on 2020/01/14 14:58
i can’t look up anything. anything i type into the search bar and it says nothing is available. I think you should change it to how it was like 5years ago at least
tumblr is no longer viable
by LCC_Modified on 2020/01/14 13:15
After they eliminated the Adult only profiles from their community (though they still list the app as 17+ which is a claim that material is more of the adult nature) I continued to give them a try. I must say that it has gone massively down hill and is no longer viable. I used tumblr to follow tattoo artist, photographers, and others that used this platform to show their art and work that Facebook and Instagram shun. Shocker that Tumblr would choose to sacrifice its identity to play ball with old world American thinking about adult oriented things. Adults get tattoos in areas that aren’t easily viewed to the general public but those artists wish to share that artwork with the clients permission. Photographer take photos of the nude form with in respect of the individuals. Movie makers create scenes in which they portray the everyday life. Your platform has chosen to censor these professions because a part of society is afraid of them. Good work, you have chosen to be as close minded as the rest of the society here in the United States.
Awful
by appleisbadcompany on 2020/01/14 08:47
Awful. Crashes as soon as a gif shows up on dashboard, not to mention they seem to have no problem allowing porn gifs as long as they belong to certain blogs. Full of nazi imagery, pedophilia, and disgusting displays of absolute incompetence. Bad app, wish I could give zero stars
needs a lot of work done
by 2fab4u22 on 2020/01/14 06:00
laggy, glitchy, and pisses me off to use. can this app work for like five seconds please?
Bring back porn
by xasdew21 on 2020/01/14 05:41
Bring it back
Bugs as of lately
by Bree😍😜😝😛 on 2020/01/14 05:07
Every time I change my header and profile photo it ALWAYS reverts back to the generic tumblr set icons. It’s really annoying.
I love Tumblr but..
by link2857 on 2020/01/13 23:15
Runs much better on Android.. wish they'd get it together for iOS.
Send help
by moonrbows on 2020/01/13 17:02
- Activity feed still needs fixed and now more problems are happening. Some of us still enjoy this app so please take care of it! - the reblog button should stay lit to show what we have reblogged. *use the “like” button to save things & mark what I want to reblog later then unlike.) - When we filter tags it should remove those posts completely: *I know the filter isn’t perfect, but it would make it easier to find blogs to follow if I could filter all the shows I’m not interested off my dash.
fixes fixes fixes
by a user of you app 130474829 on 2020/01/13 14:04
Fix the search engine. And stop having those “internet don’t work, stpiud internet. Retrying” thing under post that won’t go through. It’s childish and only serves to anger you with the platform
This site helps me relax after a long day at work.
by SignFixers on 2020/01/13 13:33
I find it so interesting to see all of the body shapes and sizes here that you just don’t get to see on other sites. The human body is beautiful no matter the size or shape, male of female.
Issue with editing
by Ncknamedcali on 2020/01/13 08:07
My profile keeps resetting to starter setting. When I edit it how I want and refresh it, it resets again
Eh
by laalaaa1010 on 2020/01/13 05:20
It’s a cheaper version of Twitter
Aaikaikefebansexuala
by aikaikefe on 2020/01/13 01:26
kefe aikai ufa in the muli
Super downgrade
by xandyxanemane on 2020/01/12 20:09
Freedom of expression taken away and that was the best part 🤷🏾‍♂️
Tumblr staff, c’mon guys
by Nessington Weasley on 2020/01/12 18:00
It works (Bare minimum) but it also glitches out so much — the screen freezes, the scrolling gets clunky, gifs have weird white artifacts, it’s slow, it’s frustrating. And the staff don’t seem to care all that much.
Won’t load properly even with full connectivity
by ollieoxide on 2020/01/12 17:50
I’ve been having an issue for a couple months now where either I will be at home with my wifi working and fast or out with supposedly perfect LTE with my data but suddenly the tumblr app will stop loading posts, even when all my other apps are working fine. And when you get the error message to try to get the spot on your dashboard to load, it never actually loads the next part of your dashboard, instead refreshing the entire page which is not at all what i want.
What I hate about Tumblr
by CT5445 on 2020/01/12 17:28
Don’t get me wrong. I love Tumblr but there’s more things I hate than love about Tumblr. 1. Freezing. Tumblr freezes for no reason and I am forced to refresh it making me retrace my steps and find the post/blog I was reading. 2. Writing a post. Well, firstly, I hate that every time I want to underline, bold, or italicize something I have to highlight the word/sentence and select what I want to do with it. As soon as I’m done, whatever it is that I did, will follow afterwards. Why can’t this platform be similar to Wattpad? Like, right on top of the keyboard is where you can find the bold, underline, and italicize buttons. 3. (Continued from 2) I can’t select the entire post. Really? Like, you give us an option that says “select” or “select all” and when I press select all, I assumed I’ll be selecting the entire post. That was not the case. It only selected the paragraph/sentence. 4. Adding links. I don’t have access to a computer right now so I can’t add links on the computer and since the mobile Tumblr doesn’t allow adding links either it’s frustrating. 5. Computer/laptops seem to have more content. It’s not fair that computers and laptops show more content than the mobile and like I said, I don’t have access to a computer. 6. Links. Okay, well, links don’t seem to work anymore unless I’m continuously pressing on the link. Updated review: 12/27/19 Okay, well. I can’t seem to edit my post anymore. Especially text posts. Whenever I click to edit it, I get: an empty box, the title of the post, and “your text here”. I don’t see ANYTHING THAT I’VE WRITTEN PREVIOUSLY. It’s COMPLETELY blank. Oh, and also, BRING BACK NSFW!!! Updated review: 1/5/20 Well, Tumblr. It’s seems to me that I CAN’T COPY AND PASTE MY OWN WORK! I AM A FANFICTION DEVOTEE ON WATTPAD AND WOULD LIKE TO COPY AND PASTE MY POSTS ON WATTPAD TOO! Updated review: 1/12/20 TUMBLR! FIX THE EMPY TEXT BOX THAT APPEARS WHENEVER I CLICK TO EDIT A POST!
I used to love tumbler.
by Princess-Eve on 2020/01/12 13:27
I’m sad you can’t post nude content anymore I run an Asian model blog and all my photos were friendly clean and nude there Asian models so nothing bad about that the woman body is a beautiful thing anyways that’s not what gets me what gets me is I still see nude content on tumbler a lot so I can’t post adult content but I’m scrolling through tumbler and I see other people posting why are they allowed and I’m not how is that fair the new rules of tumbler take adult context out anyways that’s why I gave it a one star like I said I used to love tumbler but now I don’t know anymore
Great job
by raleb kresnipa on 2020/01/12 08:49
More porn
Eleven years later still love this app
by LucaPeiJMD on 2020/01/12 04:06
Enough said!
My posts won’t show up in tags :(
by 345767 on 2020/01/12 02:11
When I make a post it won’t show up in the recent page tags or anything. Other than that it’s a great website/app
Crashes all the time
by KRD9917 on 2020/01/11 21:46
Used to love the tumblr app but, within the past year or so it crashes every time I try and open my activity or messages page. It’s been going on for awhile and, I’ve seen many other complaints about this issue so why is it never resolved when the app is updated.
bug in feed refresh
by blackskyhero on 2020/01/11 21:31
my dash board doesn't actually load more content it just scrolls me back up to the top with the refresh button
Adult content
by Asw75218 on 2020/01/11 20:14
Rules are not clear
this app is bad
by Erh723 on 2020/01/11 20:02
this app used to be good
great unless you wanna write
by erc eld on 2020/01/11 19:33
tumblr is a great place to share art and find inspiration. unfortunately with a recent update (not sure when this change was made), the text editor has decided to make each paragraph function as its own text field, which makes writing longer posts a major pain. hopefully under new wordpress ownership it will change back to an actual text editor, but.. you should probably write your posts in notes or pages before posting on tumblr.
tags
by Catiebug52 on 2020/01/11 17:11
Please change the tags back. Please. When I click on a tag from a post it brings me to a page where I can only see the recent and top posts. Why? Just why I HATE IT SO MUCH
Where did the scroll go??
by Sksnflfmvfe on 2020/01/11 13:48
Has anyone else have any problems with there scroll on the side being nonexistent. It’s on there on the settings screen but not on the dashboard, search, or my profile. It’s really annoying when i can’t speed scroll on my iPhone anynore 🙄
an app for sure.
by -hella- on 2020/01/11 05:32
the app asked me to rate it and then it crashed repeatedly and i think that’s a good summary of this app but the content is great.
Help
by Anuhea Haili on 2020/01/11 04:26
So I tried logging into my app but it won’t let me in I even re-downloaded it and it’s still not working
I want the old tumblr
by he does 69 with 69 on 2020/01/11 04:23
I want the old tumblr.. the freedom of expression tumblr.. the safe haven for all tumblr.. not this censored bs
I tried to go back
by OmalleyDaAlleyCat on 2020/01/10 17:08
Yet all my posts still get flagged. Shame this used to be a community that uplifted people through body exploration... Now it’s a censors paradise.
Crashing
by Lanadelrey00 on 2020/01/10 14:35
Keeps crashing please fix this it’s very annoying
Down hill
by FLBesstlord on 2020/01/10 09:58
Over the last year Tumblr has gotten too difficult to be a part of. I have greatly reduced my activities on the site. Need to return to being a first amendment social media site.
Terrific
by Elohino on 2020/01/09 23:23
This app is so easy to use and it’s well designed too. A really good app, tumblr is constantly improving it everyday.
Big Brother Inc.
by Mega World War on 2020/01/09 23:03
Now a haven for censorship and intolerance of freedom of expression. Their over-censorship of female images that comply with Tumblr’s new “community standards” is heavy handed and arbitrary. They force an appeal of images that comply with their standards then flag and delete them later with no chance of appeal. Tumblr deleted my 7-year-old blog on Thanksgiving Day 2019 in which every image posted is Instagram safe. I was never told why my blog was deleted. I filed 3 unanswered complains with Tumblr support and received no answer. Luckily my blog was surprisingly restored 5 days later without comment but it’s only a matter of time before they shut it down again. Other blogs freely post explicit porn without incident. Far-Right and Neo-Nazi blogs preaching hatred and racism are now thriving on Tumblr. The terms “neonazi”, “Arianism” “white supremacy” and other ways to search for racist blogs are fully searchable but if you search “breast”, “gay” and even “depression” yield no results. Tumblr used to be a place to express yourself. Now it’s a place where they choose who can express themselves and the darkest corners of humanity’s freedom of expression is protected but God forbid you see a “female presenting nipple”. Instagram by Facebook has less censorship than the new heavy handed, Puritan Tumblr. The only reason I keep my Tumblr account is because I’ve built a lot of followers and my blog has no explicit content—although Tumblr has labeled it an explicit blog hidden from Google and Tumblr searches.
🤔🤔🤔
by Savage Misfit on 2020/01/09 20:07
So I love this app but the fact that I can’t have a profile pic is really annoying. I’ve tried to figure out why emailed people looked at YouTube videos and I’m still not able to have one. It will let me put one there but I go back a few hours later and it’s gone 🙄
GIF Support
by FaMouSzJay on 2020/01/09 19:14
Did you guys update and remove the gif support? If you did, i would be so upset. I am now trying to figure out how to downgrade your app version because thats what i mainly used it for. Please don’t tell me thats what you did... someone get back to me please?
no scroll bar on new update
by R2pikpop on 2020/01/09 06:20
the scroll bar doesn’t show up when i start scrolling. it only does this after the recent update. i mainly use the scroll bar to get to the bottom of the page quickly.
What happened to the scroll option?
by ShoutsForTears on 2020/01/09 03:08
What happened to the scroll bar? I’m missing this on my phone. I have deleted and reinstalled the app twice and it’s still not there. Why is it gone? It was very useful. I would rate this app higher if it weren’t for the missing scroll bar. Update 1: The app will also randomly close for some reason after a while of using it. I have no clue as to why it does this.
Banning “Pornography”
by GymJakeFirefighter on 2020/01/08 23:06
Dumbest move ever. Nice attempt though.
Good social media but toxic platform
by imani saadiq on 2020/01/08 21:43
Everyone literally is toxic
A bit of a tease.
by Nytemare6789 on 2020/01/08 17:10
This lacks some basic functionalities of Tumblr within Safari. Editing posts is sometimes difficult especially editing. Not only is the edit window off-center in landscape but it is small and cannot be moved. Furthermore, post formatting resets to html sometimes, ruining all of my line breaks. With that said, the app is fast, easy to browse and share, and looks beautiful on the iPad 7. I’m grateful to have everything I love right at my fingertips.
art
by cbpsdp on 2020/01/08 16:26
While I appreciate the structure of the community guidelines, I feel the letter of the law has lost sight of the spirit of the law...art sensory is foolish because it has nudity; especially when considering, museums open to the public do not sensor or filter. Consider common sense when applying certain rules
I Love tumblr!
by CarelessDreamer on 2020/01/08 12:59
Tumblr’s a great app where you could see people posts and you can also post your or repost someone else’s (permission needed I guess) to your post and it’s also me to see other people’s posts because it could be good artwork, or a really good edit, and etc. and you can search up something you like because it could be one there depending if it’s pretty popular, or over all popular, or really popular, but this app deserves a 5 star rate so get this app now but when you like 13 and older I guess is the age limit not sure but if you are 13 or older then I suggest you should get this app now😊😁!
Awesome
by Fehdj on 2020/01/08 09:37
The porn is amazing😏
I💜 Tumblr!
by Shoesy-Que on 2020/01/08 06:12
Always interesting, sometimes shocking, ya just never know what your gonna find here! Jan. 6, 2020.....Still enjoyable, still fun,...never goes out of style, and topical as well as retro... And never boring
5 Stars but ease up on the censored content...
by J_D__ on 2020/01/08 05:56
I have been on tumblr for over a decade, with a few breaks from time to time but -always- return. I love the site, and the app. But the censorship of nudity and suggestive content is over the top- let’s make tumblr an open, inclusive, and creative space again. And also give options for viewing “archives” through the app.
It’s great
by JimmyyJamess on 2020/01/08 03:47
I use it all day to share memes with my friends
Love it just on thing plz check this out creators!
by jammer2frh9l on 2020/01/08 03:03
Hey first thing I wanna say is that it's a great app very social and If your into art there are Many Many people posting amazing artwork and I think it's a great way to show things off & ect I would highly recommend trying the app just look for things your intrested in like my personal favorite Art in the search bar and boom there it is I would also like to add that there is so much you can change and adjust things to your liking for instance if you can be visable by searching your name and Ect... There is a bug that I find anoying but not like anyone would even care depending if you post a lot but if you post something and it's on the bottom it's hard to remove because it's not possible to reach the reach an button or it simply moves your screen up and acts like you did not press the delete button 200 times surely this is an easy fix so yea creator would love you if ya can fix that problem!
The Staff Ruined This App
by Cherry22!! on 2020/01/07 18:27
This app has been ruined by the staff. I’ve been on this app for years and can confirm it’s horrible these days. I stay here simply because I have a community and friends I don’t wanna abandon.
Best social media app
by bamoozie on 2020/01/07 16:17
I love tumblr because it’s less opinions and more of people expressing themselves. I’m not a fan of the new censorship but overall I still love logging in and seeing wassup
Issue with theme
by slimcash8 on 2020/01/07 11:55
I don’t know if its just me or the app itself but i am having problems with setting a background header. Every time i try to set one and save it, it goes away.
I used to love
by Yeaaa boyyyyyyyyy on 2020/01/07 06:00
I used to love tumblr but once they went to censorship it took away anything remotely creative.
It's the Hotel California of social media
by Ashton Claire on 2018/12/18 05:41
There's many reasons you could find Not to get this app/make an account. From the porn bots who put random links on your posts about Spider-Man to the way you never know if it's actually gonna load anything or delete your account for any given reason staff can find. But biggest thing to note or advice on is I give on this would have to be to run. Hit that back button. Swing left. Hit the arrow. Leave this page because when you join Tumblr you never leave. Forget anything good about Tumblr and just save yourself. I've been on it for almost a decade and I yet can't get myself to delete my account or even log out on my phone. Please at least know that you are selling your soul to staff and I've never seen anyone truly leave. It's fun to see people grow and change with you though. Go through movie franchise and T.V shows progression together. See funny videos and news from around the world. No matter who you are, you will find your people. You will find your place on here. Maybe that's why its so hard to leave.
Unexpected/feeling heard
by Q.p. Doll on 2019/11/16 06:24
I’ve used tumblr for many years now- It’s been my own personal diary. I can’t even tell you how many followers I have, because I’ve never cared to look. I’m giving this app a complete, solid 5 stars for two reasons: One, it’s been my escape, the only place I can post, as me, feeling completely anonymous- which is why I feel this is my diary. Two: when I typed the word, “depression” in the search engine.. the message I received read: “Are you okay?” And gave many links to deal with how I feel. That made me think twice about a lot that I’ve been thinking about lately.... So, with that being said, my five stars come from the feeling of the one place I can express myself, outside of social media (likes and follows), but also because of the individuals behind this app, TRULY care. I have never witnessed that, in this age of social media. I have more respect that ever for tumblr. Thank you... When I typed that one word.. I felt less alone, just from that simple, automated response. Tumblr has been here for many of our new aged diary emotions. The fact that the developers are aware, speaks volumes. So, genuinely, thank you. For all of us that stepped back to take another look at our lives. For feeling heard in a place you usually wouldn’t expect.
I love Tumblr, I hate this app
by Why do you need to know, cop? on 2019/03/24 03:29
This app has so many issues that have yet to be solved after at least a year or two of them existing. Despite the messaging system, which I’m sure has been critiqued plenty, inconsistently and unreliably updating or not updating while you’re using the app- you also can’t click on asks or even keep track of your asks in any way through the app. If you want to go look at one of your apps, you had better be keeping constant track of whoever asked it because all you’re going to get is a notification, and clicking on the notification (if it was answered) only takes you to the person’s profile. The app will randomly crash for seemingly no reason, even while under little to no stress. The double-click-to-like feature doesn’t work unless you tap a large body of text or an image and even then, it may not register properly (maybe user error but still inconvenient). You also can’t keep track of submissions in any way unless you just miraculously remember- I think you get notified but I don’t even think you get that much. Aside from all this, there’s a myriad of other functionalities and nuances that are almost entirely unimportant (like how if you click on a person’s name that’s attached to a post, it’ll take you to a dedicated page with nothing but that post and a couple other posts from that person’s profile below it). This was a poorly-thought-through review but I think it covers most bases. Otherwise, it works enough.
Poor staff support
by annoyed but not unreasonable on 2018/12/19 06:02
I have been a member of this platform for years now and i can say that if you value a responsive staff that can regulate itself properly this place is not for you. As per the new censorship measure many people who have been with the site for years are being cast aside for the sake of ad revenue. The problem source (being child pornography) despite being the catalyst of the censorship measure has ultimately failed to deliver results; with pedophiles, neo-nazis, and “porn bots” (bots who's sole purpose is to advertise risky porn sites) still running amok while sex workers, artists, women, POC, and the LGBTQ community were the biggest demographics effected by this measure. While the user base has continually addressed these issues with the staff they have continued to remain silent on the issue and push through their horrible measure and ensure any opposition is silenced. While many of the Adult blogs remaining are hidden and still somewhat easily accessible it still raises many questions regarding how user friendly the site will remain and wether or not these blogs will remain indefinitely or will soon be exiled from the site. TLDR; Staff is usually unresponsive to user feedback and the half assed measures they put in place just make the experience less than stellar
Brand New Review
by Charlie & Punkin on 2019/01/03 22:04
I’ve reviewed before but gave it the same rating. Before Tumblr was a mess because of their bad coding — crashing after a little while of use, GIFs and images refusing to load almost constantly, videos not playing correctly, the list goes on. But the new algorithm for detecting NSFW content to be “kid friendly” when it was never meant to be a website for kids is lazy. Staff are condescending and don’t listen to the user base. Not only that, but a large portion of users are here for nsfw content. I understand that there is legal trouble and it’s not necessarily tumblr’s fault, but what is their fault is not doing anything about actually illegal content and instead punishing everyone whether they were involved or not. Porn bots are still rampant, neo-nazis and white nationalists and pedophiles are still free to roam while artists and content creators suffer greatly from the way this algorithm works. Up the age requirement to be on and keep your safe mode thing, it wasn’t perfect but it was way better than getting my post removed for having a single pixel of skin tones visible on a selfie or a piece of innocent fan art. The only reason this isn’t one star is because I’ve been using this site for years and years and it is honestly my favorite social media platform. It’s niche, doesn’t invade your privacy, and has a lot to offer within its user base. It has so much potential wasted by a terrible management.
Primary and Secondary Blogs
by Ethereal92 on 2019/10/14 02:15
I like Tumblr a lot. It has a few bugs, but not too many more than other apps. However, it really, REALLY bothers me that you can’t switch between which blogs you want to be your primary. My primary blog was one I made when I was 13, ignored for years, then logged back into and wanted to start fresh. When you tap the search bar on your profile, it has suggested tags that someone can select to see all posts on your page with that tag. Even when you delete all posts with that tag, it remains, and you can’t delete that. So, I decided to make a side-blog since I didn’t have another email to use, and the email I was using prior was specifically my art email, and it would be unprofessional to have several emails on my different art accounts for different apps. This was fine, but whenever I comment on other peoples posts, it automatically uses the primary blog, and there’s no way to change that. I’m not the only person with this issue, and it could be easily solved by adding the option to switch which blog you want to be your primary. It’s extremely frustrating, and I can’t deactivate my primary to reuse the email and make a new account, so I’m stuck. It makes me want to uninstall the app if I can’t use it how I planned to, when the solution to the problem isn’t that difficult.
Ya’ll are good
by Jason9800 on 2018/12/13 21:39
Tumblr I just want to say ... You aren’t going anywhere yes there is a community of “NSFW” blah blah blah people but let’s be honest you guys are a great asset to the internet and just because we can’t see nudes anymore doesn’t mean your site & or app will “fail, be doomed, etc.” Kudos to the business decision your team made and I am glad you are (or at least I think) back on the app store. Tumblr you are more than just nudes, you are more than just explicit content, & you are more than the terrible content that unfortunately slipped through the cracks under your watch (but you are fixing/fixed it). Good luck and I’m sure I speak on behalf of the content creators, innovators, & fellow humans that work as music artist, graphic designers, sports enthusiasts, meme creators, fitness lovers, comedians, architects, political activists, political commentators, gif makers, life style bloggers & a myriad of other things that YOU not your “explicitly sexual content” helped give a platform to, & in some cases helped bolster a persons celebrity, hell for proof of my reference to what I just said look no further than one of my favorite artists A$AP Rocky and how Tumblr helped skyrocket one of his singles (Purple Swag). Anyway Tumblr/TumblrStaff keep on striving keep on keeping on and good luck 💙!
Crashed in big time
by Dchen78998 on 2017/11/04 05:12
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.
I used to love tumblr
by Desssssssssssssi on 2019/01/29 14:40
I’ve been using tumblr since 2010... my best friend put me on to it. I’ve been on and off for a few years now since i graduated high school. The app used to be good but now it’s just annoying. Still has funny post and is very informative but i hate the auto-reload feature. Since i don’t get on often, i like how i can scroll til forever without getting bored or seeing the same thing... but if i were to screen shot and send the funny or motivating picture to my friends or boyfriend, it refreshes as soon as i get back on. Small issue but highly annoying, i end up just not coming back for awhile again. Instagram i think is the only social media that doesn’t automatically reload. Yes you took away the NSFW content due to child pornographers which i 100% agree, get rid of the creeps! BUT to get rid of all nudity even if it’s pictures that are tastefully done or meant to be seen as art and not porn eh.... i think there should be a filter process... tumblr was great for expressing and exposing talent and creativity. You can’t put a limit on that. I don’t want porn back, but i don’t want my pictures being taken down because of an exposed nipple. Tumblr just not the same. People that were on before ALL the many many changes, know what i mean. Tumblr was a different outlet from your regular instagram or Twitter... it felt more private.. it felt more free... a place for creatives.... now it’s just.... blah. 🤷🏾‍♀️
I wish I could give it zero stars
by Elllelllleelleee1 on 2019/01/13 07:45
I had been using tumblr since I was 14, so almost 11 years. Tumblr was a place where I found an activist and body positive community. I made friends and felt I belonged. I was able to assert my sexuality without judgement and find people who wanted to lift me up, not degrade me. Tumblr was a loving happy community until yahoo bought them and ever so slowly started changing a perfectly wonderful community. When the announcement ca in December that adult content was being banned from tumblr, and on top of that FEMALE PRESENTING NIPPLES. I was infuriated. The one place that I had run to in order to express myself was being run by a misogynistic wad of trash and every woman, person of color, deviant, transgender, gay, lesbian and queer had to suffer. You know what community is still thriving on tumblr?? The neo nazi community. Last time I checked, female presenting nipples didn’t threaten or demeaning others based on race or ethnicity. But I guess unless you’re a white male, you don’t matter. What you enjoy doesn’t matter, the friends you make don’t matter, and if you made a living off of tumblr, that doesn’t matter either. If you have read this review to this point my advice is this: do not support a website/ app that isn’t inclusive. That doesn’t care about those in marginalized communities. Don’t download the app, don’t sign up for this website either. I hope we can bankrupt this corrupt company together
Needs to change.
by BeeLizard on 2018/12/18 18:04
I’m going to say that Tumblr is definitely unique in the creativity of it’s community, and serving that unique and diverse community with bans on explicit content, or NSFW content, is simply offensive to artists and people who celebrate and want to create a safe and helpful space to celebrate those topics. I am deeply disappointed in Tumblr with what it’s been doing. I admit that targeting porn bots who want to spread viruses is an admirable goal, but in order to achieve that there needs to be different algorithms to target that, rather than banning everything that falls under an “explicit” rating. What I find incredibly degrading is the labelling of “female presenting nipples” as offensive and explicit. If “female” nipples will be banned, but male nipples will not, then it’s simply inequality. those who wanted to be open about their bodies and share that with people, no longer can because their bodies are labelled and tagged as explicit and outrightly sexual, which is backwards and wrong. i wish i could say that Tumblr was a good place, and it’s users (while not all of them) definitely are people who wanted an outlet that let them express themselves creatively and freely, which can no longer happen. i only hope that people like me, who see that this change is harmful and discriminatory to the users of Tumblr, share their opinions and leave a review also. Thank you for reading.
No Excuse for this App
by Standpoor on 2017/09/24 10:42
For one of the most popular social networking sites in the world, and after all this time, and given that most people access it through their phones, you'd think Tumblr would manage to put together a decent app. Alas, their army of nerds has failed. If you follow more than a few active users and only check your account a couple times a day, you have to scroll and scroll and scroll, waiting for each new page to load, to find the specific kind of content you're looking for (say, videos, images, etc.). If the app crashes, you have to spend another five minutes scrolling to get back to your place. It's 2017. How is this still such an issue? There should be some kind of comprehensive, accessible filter that lets you fine-tune your feed. And automatically brings you back to where you had last scrolled? There's not even a reliable workaround: the archive button doesn't exist or the user has to choose a separate app theme or something with that specific function? It's definitely not there by default. And the ads. They're so large. Again, it makes infinite scrolling a chore; a quarter of each scroll is ad space, meaning more pauses for loading and less easily accessible content. I'd happily by a reasonable subscription to disable the ads. Is programming really this impossible?
Sadly disappointed in a once amazing app
by Keytothetruth on 2018/04/04 07:52
Tumblr has been a place I’ve come to for years to express myself. It’s somewhat my secret outlet. Having an app available is super convenient and I honestly prefer to use the app versus a desktop. If there wasn’t an app available i probably wouldn’t even use tumblr anymore. It’s extremely annoying when you’re in the middle of using the app and it crashes out of nowhere exiting you out the app. It seems like every time you guys update the app to fix bugs etc. there’s just another bug that’s created. How difficult can it possible be to finally get this right. Don’t update the app if you’re not sure it’s absolutely going to fix the problem. Sometimes posts are missing from my blog or others. I can’t even refresh my notifications without it freezing and me having to exit out he app and enter into the app again just to see new notifications. I can’t even view my drafts on one tab without exiting out my blog, which was one of my favorite features. Now I have to go to settings to view my drafts which is INCONVENIENT! Would be 5 stars if I didn’t have to exit the app 20 times a day just to use it. Using tumblr shouldn’t be a job people. Fix it or you’re going to lose people’s interest in a great website.
:(
by jo irwin on 2019/04/28 03:19
This app is... frustrating on a good day. When everything seems to be functioning properly, it’s fine but that so rarely happens anymore. So many things go wrong on any given day, it’s hard to keep track. Right now, asks seem to be busted for me and several others. We’ve gone through batches of “test asks” to see if they’re sending and receiving properly, after noticing a lack in our normal ask activity. I’ve also noticed a lot of trouble with posts disappearing after hitting send, not postings at all, connection issues, replies not showing up, and more. Most of this was noticed prior to the update but have shown no improvement after updating. I’ve had numerous issues with the app, especially after the December 2018 update. Please please please take your user base into account in a more interactive and comprehensive way. I’m sure you’re doing your best, but I think it’s time to re-evaluate your tactics. I’ve seen nothing but complaints about user interface for years now (to the point where it’s become a sarcastic joke) and a huge lack of addressing those issues from staff. I can’t see myself not using the app for good, just bc it’s where so much of my own following and work is. But I do frequent it less and less, due to these issues. So only two stars for now. Hoping to bump it up in the future.
Never should have been put back
by Bo 👌🏻 on 2018/12/21 07:31
No app that contained any amount childporn should never be put back up for download. Blocking all “adult” content does not actually solve anything. Tumblr was slacking big time in keeping their users safe and keeping pedophiles and other disgusting people off of their site for years. I have had tumblr for 7 years and have used it about everyday because I love pictures, but no other site that I’ve ever been on can you accidentally run into illegal porn or dead bodies without having to search for it. We have been asking for years that tumblr’s age of use be moved up to 18+ because of the literally mentally damaging images you can accidentally see. not even mentioning that tumblr does nothing when someone under the age of use is on the site and refuse to delete them even though they are breaking the terms of service. banning adult content isn’t keeping the minors on the site safe because they have already been exposed to this stuff since tumblr has never cared enough to properly filter things and remove abusive and illegal content. Tumblr is not and has never been a safe or family friendly site. I was really hoping apple wouldn’t put tumblr back up and I’m honestly disappointed in the morals of both corporations but then again they’re corporations and don’t listen to what their user want so I’m not exactly shocked.
Get rid of the pedos and the nazis instead of ruining the site
by TumblrIsDead on 2018/12/18 05:22
Via tumblrs new guidelines they’ve yet again screwed over their audience and sent thousands of their users scattered to the winds most of them going onto twitter instead of tumblr. You screwed up the site majorly by blindsiding and censoring the majority of tumblr. You let loose bots on the site that still haven’t been fixed. Allowed bigotry and racists to be allowed to roam free and haven’t done a thing about nazis that are still allowed to post genocidal rhetoric without shame. The main reason that tumblr was taken off of the App Store was because you being the staff of tumblr allowed pedophiles to run rampant and scar minors on the site, polluting the waters of every inch of almost every fan base. Instead of trying to react that problem rationally the staff of tumblr decided to ban all nsfw art on tumblr alienating a large portion of their users and striking down on sex workers who use this site to gain a following on a day that was supposed to represent a day against exactly this. I have been on this site for over 3+ years and have migrated to twitter with many of my followers and people who I follow because you people won’t get your crap together and start truly giving a crap about the people involve themselves on this app. Until you, meaning staff and higher ups, get your self straightened out- good riddance.
Uncaring staff
by Idkhere'saname on 2018/12/25 07:45
The staff of Tumblr have recently rolled out the censorship of any posts flagged as explicit. While this would be a great way to stop p*dophiliac content, n*zis, and anything else potentially harmful for other users, the system is broken and till this day (december 24th, 2018) continues to flag and censor posts that do not meet the nsfw requirement for being taken out of public viewing. Instead of content that could harm other users, the system-which is completely run by a simple bot not meant to handle this complicated of a task-instead flags posts that fit within the new guidelines. All over the site and app pictures, artwork, text posts, etc have been wrongly censored despite having saw content. Thousands of complaints have gone to staff about this issue, yet they have done nothing to help the user base on Tumblr. This has ended up hurting many people on the site. People now rely on websites to promote their online services-for example, an artist taking commissions to pay for bills-and have been receiving less and less exposure/traffic due to this flagging system hiding their content for others to see. Thousands of people have fled to other websites to find work due to their loss of the ability to rely on Tumblr as a means of exposure. Staff has done nothing to help us with the issues this new bot has been causing.
I think it’s awesome
by xkittypie on 2018/12/22 19:07
that you guys are deleting bad reviews, that you censored most of your own platform, that you ALLOW racists, white supremacy, and hate on your OWN platform. I can’t believe you’ve silenced most of your users, ruined your own app, and STILL HAVENT GOTTEN RID OF THE PORN BOTS!!!! Y’all can go ruin tumblr without me. I’ve had a blog since tumblr was first introduced, and now after a very disappointing week, I’m throwing away a blog that I’ve had since before I started my first period... sad that tumblr doesn’t actually care about its users, just the people who decide if you’re on the App Store or not lol. Notice how plenty of websites aren’t on the App Store but do just fine without it. After a very long run with tumblr, unfortunately they have silenced my only voice. After having a safe space to post WHATEVER I WANT, I get to go back to nothing. So I’d say thank you for the website, but honestly the app has always been extremely glitchy. The app has always sucked, no one ever thought the app worked properly, it’s never been convenient, and not once has it been helpful. The only advantage tumblr had on its competitors is that we could post whatever we want. Now that’s gone, and we have really no reason to use tumblr. Good luck with your self destructive app, and I hope for the children’s sake, that you get rid of the Nazis.
As of yesterday...
by PixelatedTraveler on 2017/10/25 15:19
I have a constant grey message box at the bottom saying “Hmm...try again?” And that I should log out and back in if it keeps happening. So I log out and back in, and it’ll work...until I leave the app and come back, the it happens again, and it’s a huge pain to have to keep logging back in. Stuff won’t really update while this message box is running. Also, the app is still eating my photo posts. Last time I tried was before this grey-box issue. Two days ago. Also, I do not like my activity notifications stacking. In particular, the reblog ones. I don’t mind the likes being stacked. But I liked clicking on individual reblog to look at tags. Some people communicate via tags. Granted, I could just visit the post itself, but that has become a pain now too - where I used to just be able to view everything I wanted from my activity section, now I have to jump out and hunt the post down through my profile. God forbid I’m not looking for an old post. To be honest, right now it’s hard to double check on feature with that grey message box saying I have to log out and back in constantly. Nothing refreshes. Edit: logging out and back in does nothing for me after all. App currently does nothing for me except show me pop-up notifications (clicking into then shows a “no-post-here” page).
Take off the safe mode!!!! 😡😡😡
by Suoerlilyapplover on 2017/09/26 11:08
I have been using the Tumblr app for over 2 years. I actually was a fan of the major update that happened because I believe it made everything much more organized. Unfortunately I absolutely despise the latest update that moved the safe search to the settings. What's the point?!? The icon in the major update that let you press on it to show unfiltered posts and pictures and not show those posts and pictures was perfect. It was on the side, so it was not in the way of anything and worked perfectly. So why in the world did you get rid of it!?!?! The reason why I'm so mad at this in the first place is because certain things don't show in "safe mode." For example, the search "soft beige", which is not an inappropriate search at all, doesn't let me see any pictures because of this "safe mode." And I can't see any of these pictures by going into setting anyway because for some reason I have to be 18?!?! So you're telling me a 17 year old (my age) can't see pictures of a color because of this safe mode feature?!?!? This wouldn't be a problem if that icon was back. If you don't want to lose users because I know A LOT of other people probably have the same concerns as me. Return safe mode the way it used to be, an icon that you could press. Sincerely, An ex-Tumblr user
Suggested posts, Too many porn bots
by apmanda on 2018/08/22 13:35
I actually like this app for the most part, but they keep adding new features that suggest posts and blogs to you and while I like the IDEA of that, it’s SUPER ANNOYING to have that in my feed. I HATE THAT. And I also HATE having peoples posts pushed to the top of my feed because I may have “missed them.” It often screws with the chronology of some of the things I follow. Please remove the features from the feed and STOP BRINGING THEM BACK IN NEW WAYS, like, I’m not stupid, okay? Also, I get that this is probably a site problem, not specifically an app problem, but the porn and spam bots are a huge turn off for me. One thing that would make me more okay with it is if you could block blogs w/out having to go to them, like if I could just swipe and block them in my notifications, that’d be great. You may be able to do this on the computer, but I don’t use Tumblr on the PC enough to look. Other than that, I’ve enjoyed this app immensely. I don’t think it’s issues are really any worse than some other apps like instagram and Facebook especially. I have plenty of glitchy problems on BOTH of those apps just as much, so I’m not sure why people expect this one to be perfect when it’s handling much larger and more variant files. Weird.
Borderline Unusable
by Landofthebri on 2017/12/04 04:03
After the most recent "best stuff first" update the app functionality has plummeted. As others have mentioned, no matter how good my internet connection is and even when my other apps are loading just fine, Tumblr can't seem to load anywhere near the pace that it used to. On top of that, I'm constantly having an issue where as I scroll it'll suddenly freeze. Waiting a few seconds for it to catch up again is fine but I've waited upwards of a minute before. Again, the app has always had glitches and I've put up with it for the most part but these issues make the app incredibly frustrating to use. Also, it's great that they included a switch for you to turn the "best stuff first" off so you can scroll chronologically. What's not great is that the button doesn't actually work. Any time I refresh my dash it goes back to the algorithmic organization, and the only way to get it to be chrono again is to close out of the app completely. There's so many more glitches: User's icons switching, notification alert not going away, can only view the first nine of the top ten trending topics, clicking on someone's chat sometimes takes me to someone else's chat, etc etc I could go on. Staff, some glitches are to be expected. Whatever. But this app is becoming borderline unusable.
The staff who runs tumblr are idiots
by Amberh27 on 2018/12/19 14:10
The worst, most non-communicative staff I've seen for any site. They will ignore any and all problems with the site, unless it threatens their revenue, then they'll "fix" it with the laziest and most destructive possible solution. For example: instead of hiring actual moderators or making even slightly competent bots, to combat the issues with users who used tumblr to share cp, they decided instead to ban any and all NSFW content, causing adult content creators and artists to lose revenue, as many used the site for their work. Their bots targeted any posts that it thought had NSFW content, that actually ended up not being NSFW at all, and shadowbanning people who they didn't like. While this all was happening, nearly their entire user base revolted against their "Safer" Tumblr (even though after their banning spree, porn bots and nazi blogs are still rampant on the site), what did the staff do? Nothing. No change to the policy, no "lol jk", not even a single word addressing the problems people had with the policy or the thousands of creators it's screwing out of a job because they didn't feel like coming up with an actual solution. Just another cog in the internet censorship machine. (Also the app and website are filled to the brim with bugs that the staff will never fix it so just deal with it I guess)
Staff Need to Fix Problems
by Emii O on 2018/12/22 19:44
Tumblr has been my go to social media for years. It’s got great content, a solid community, and a platform like no other. Unfortunately, however, every time there seems to be a problem with the software or people breaking community guidelines-staff again and again fail to address it in a way that is effective. An example of this is the newest update. For a while there had been issues with tumblr allowing child p0rnography, and there were countless “porn bots” (fake tumbler accounts trying to sell porn and spread virtual viruses, etc.). To fix this problem it was decided at all nudity and specifically female nudity will be banned. This is a big issue for veteran users, as they wanted the illegal and annoying porn targeted. Tumblr is one of the only platforms that allow female and male nipples to be shown without being flagged as in appropriate-something that was important to many of its activist users who believe that female nudity shown should be help to the same standards as appropriate male nudity (if guys can post photos shirtless, why can’t girls?). The new changes have been very disappointing, and rating this app low is the only protest that the staff of tumblr will care about since it is in the public eye. I hope our voices are heard, and the platform we all love is properly taken care of.
Horrible Management
by EventideReverie on 2018/12/29 20:36
This website does not care about its userbase—only its own image. When the website gives examples of allowed content that could be viewed as explicit (such as breastfeeding women, ladies protesting while topless, and surgery images), it flagged the examples on the staff’s own posts on the matter. Preferring to flag first and then examine later, as sort of ‘guilty until proven innocent’ policy on adult content. At one point, you could bypass the bots searching for adult content from pornbots by tagging your posts with #sfw, and the pornbots swiftly took to doing so to avoid getting taken down. They briefly censored some of the minor tags with adult content but I have other, more popular tags, avoid being locked away from view even when those tags had way more pornographic content to sfw content than the censored tags. Everything I have said so far is factual, and I have seen it happen. I am not exaggerating or lying. They’ll keep actual adults from seeing adult content (While the concern for children bypassing those restrictions is valid, outright keeping anyone from seeing adult content is ridiculous) and censor nsfw accounts but they won’t ban obvious white nationalists hurling slurs around or ban harassing stalkers even when presented with multiple points of evidence of said harassment and stalking.
The new guidelines are transphobic
by e.zra on 2018/12/17 04:42
Exactly what the title says. By banning certain images based on a “female presenting nipple” basically staff get to decide who is a woman and who isn’t. This is one of the few sites where there is so much body positivity to all different types of bodies. This app is used as a source for so many sex workers who depend on their clients. By creating the NSFW ban, they are putting trans sex workers out of work. This isn’t just some ban, to a lot of people, these are their lives. The new guidelines say classical nude statues will not be banned, which translates to only white ppl get to naked? When we create accounts and agree to the 18+ age limit, we are signing up for all of these things. Don’t change the whole app for the sake of making it “child friendly” this new update isn’t bettering the app in any way, it’s destroying the community tumblr has built. The only community that is left now are all the bloggers rallying to protest and leave. If tumblr really wants to make itself better and safer for the community, start flagging the Nazis and pedophiles, don’t create rules with underlying racism and transphobia. These guidelines need to change, and this is NOT the change it needs. And until it does change in the way the tumblr community (not staff, the ACTUAL community) needs it to, do not get this app.
Is Tumblr a Good App?
by Elastas on 2019/01/05 02:33
Once. Amidst all the screaming and can't evens it was a nice app. It did what it was supposed to do. You could run multiple blogs for different purposes and share things with your friends. Then they said they were "making tumblr a safe place for all audiences". Which it was as long as the artists and bloggers, the dedicated users who usually did, tagged their content to keep the roadstops clearly marked. Parental supervision belongs to the parents. Your image was already tarnished by the cesspool of thought-police and angry hormonal 16 year olds taking to the site to voice their displeasure with different opinions. But it still persisted because of a loyal fanbase that liked your product. Dumping it with indiscriminate bot bleach and mocking the very people who made you who you are today without addressing or scrubbing the real issues was the worst thing you could ever do regardless of how functional a product it is. A site isn't given worth based on how it was built or what the automated programs are said to do for the ones who made it. It is from the ones who visit, contribute, and actively use the site. I hope everyone stops using it period and reminds you all of what that meant. Yahoo wasted their money on you. I don't recommend this app based on the company's treatment of its users.
Awful, don't get it please
by Jules211111111111110 on 2017/09/15 03:54
I've been using this stupid website for 6 years and got the app on my phone some years ago and it's been a pain ever since david karp left and the xkit guy was run off. audios were horrible video playing has generally been horrible. nothing ever loads in a timely fashion even when there's full wifi bars. sometimes when i quick reblog things on my dash, the silhouette of my blog will stay there while i scroll, once this starts there's no end. the silhouettes keep appearing until the stupid app crashes and then you can't use it until tomorrow, even if you restart your phone. stupid app, stupid web developers, shame on you for fixing things that don't need fixing and ignoring ALL of the numerous bugs you have. Edit: with the latest update it keeps freezing once u scroll through every 5 posts or so and if you leave the app it will freeze, if u decide you want to reopen the app and use it like any normal person would, TOO BAD it won't open, will freeze your phone, then crash. The only way I have seen to fix this problem is to uninstall the app and reinstall, every single time i would like to enjoy these stupid memes. Where's the xkit guy? does tumblr staff actually exist??? why is this so hard for yahoo to figure out?? We may never know
Crashing and burning
by ErinaceousM on 2018/12/18 20:20
I’ve been using Tumblr off and on since 2011. Usually I discontinue use for personal reasons. The user experience has always been terrible and Tumblr is notorious for making changes no one asked for. New “features” are nearly always unnecessary, buggy, or lessen the user experience outright. The recent debacle over censorship is just the latest in a long line of poor choices Tumblr has made to alienate its users and damage its reputation. Consumers are much more conscientious than Tumblr thinks they are and will indeed find somewhere else to spend their time and click on ads. MySpace, Friendster, AOL, Google+, and countless others have gone the way of failed social media platforms and even Facebook is imploding on itself as we speak. This is just going to be the next platform to die the SNS death. Troves of Tumblr users are discussing ways to shift their fan base, client base, and friend base to other sites. A few of these users, who have hundreds of thousands of followers, are the driving force behind Tumblr’s continued viability. Without popular users, Tumblr stops being a place to interact with minor celebrities and becomes an outmoded place to find porn (that is still easily available following the supposed Purge) and Minion memes your mom posted on Facebook last week.
A terribly coded and moderated cesspool of Nazis and racism
by Mechromage on 2018/12/28 03:33
After being removed from the App Store for child pornography, tumblr staff has decided to moderate their platform for the first time by banning all nsfw content. However, “nsfw” content is automatically flagged with a terrible coded and ineffective bot that blocks anything from pictures of Garfield to posts made by the official staff themselves. Meanwhile, pornbots are still rampant on the site and staff has made no attempt to moderate hate speech and extremism despite YEARS of complaint. It is easier to find Nazis on tumblr than it is to find a picture of a black person. Tumblr doesn’t care or listen to their user base while actively promoting racism, extremism, and genocide. If somehow that still appeals to you, tumblr entirely fails to function as a social media app. There are no notifications when you receive messages, images rarely load on mobile (god forbid gifs), and even on a high-speed WiFi connection the embedded video player fails to load more than half the time. Random posts are incorrectly flagged and blocked for pornographic content, including posts from staff itself. Developers regularly put out buggy, nonfunctional updates, and without a doubt the app is in a less functional state than it was three years ago.
I don’t understand why
by libby orr on 2020/01/18 05:51
I downloaded it for certain reasons, my friend does a lot of art on there. He sells it and show off his skills. So reason I made an account last year(a few months ago, it’s January so like around six or 4 months ago), first time ever making an account. I ended up deleting it because I never really got on it, I was busy and it was taking up room. So I tried creating a new account today said my email was in use, fine use another I have like six. All of them were in use! I’ve NEVER had it before until literally a few months ago(“last year”)! So when I try to SIGN IN it say NO ACCOUNT WITH THIS EMAIL!!! What the hell is going on?? I do not understand??? I just wanted to look at peoples art and an article that was on twitter😭😭😭 I’m so confused it keeps doing this I deleted it again and I’m gonna try to reinstall this is not what I was hoping for. I’m sorry I’m having issues trying to sign in. Also it does nothing when I say I forgot password, it just takes me back to the sign in screen when I click the email it sends me. Then once again says my email has no account on there.I kinda don’t wanna keep doing this...it’s almost 12am 😞 but at least my only job is to clean the house while my fiancé goes to work at 8 am tomorrow soon to be today🥺😅
TONS of problems
by Camy T. on 2019/02/04 19:20
The NSFW ban in December did very little to fix the actual problem that users had with porn bots who are still everywhere on the site. In addition, blogs that post things advocating for Nazism and racism are still allowed on the site yet “female presenting nipples” are not. Tell me how that makes any sense. Not to mention with the NSFW ban they have severely crippled artists who use tumblr to get their art out and gain commissions and now they’ve limited text posts to only 100 word blocks and stopped posts with links from being shown in tags which affects the very large community of fic writers on the site. With these things, they’ve alienated almost every one of their users and made it clear that they care very little about the actual feedback that they receive from said users as evidenced by these new updates and the purely flippant way they address the emails that they receive from users that have very real concerns. As someone who has used the site for years, I’m honestly saddened to say that the way tumblr has been run since yahoo acquired it has made me and many others entertain the idea of simply leaving the site and never looking back. Something needs to be done to fix the site or else they may just run it into the ground themselves.
A frustrating app to use
by Riley Wa on 2018/10/18 22:28
I’ve been a tumblr user for years, both on desktop and with the app. In recent times I've found myself using the app much more frequently, but that may be changing. Since the beginning, the app has had an issue where it frequently refreshes itself if you switch between apps, which is maddening if you happened to be reading a particular post or enjoying a particular piece of content just to lose it and have to scroll miles back down to find it again. But another feature that is ruining the experience is the recommended blog posts. There is no option to disable this feature other than to individually ‘X’ out of each post as they appear. Between these posts and the ads (which are understandable, as it’s a free app), most of my dash feels cluttered with content I don’t want to see. If I were interested in these recommended blogs, I would seek out and follow them on my own. If there were a way to disable this feature then it wouldn’t be an issue, but unless that becomes an option in the near future, I anticipate my use of the app will slowly dwindle until I don’t use it at all. And because I rarely use the desktop website, I wonder how much longer before I just delete my account altogether.
New notifications are unusable
by NotoriousNina on 2017/11/21 00:06
I'm a long time tumblr user with two popular blogs. I post mostly text posts without titles. In order to find out which post is getting notes in the new notification I actually have to click through to the user name of someone who has reblogged a post of mine, then scroll until I see something reblogged from me. And that's assuming they even display usernames correctly - sometimes it shows people who only liked posts under reblogs and I find nothing at all. And it doesn't even show reblog comments separately!! So if a post gets more than 4 notes there is no way to see comments in your notes. This might seem like a small thing, but being able to see who is interacting with your posts is essential to using this site. Not being able to see when people at reblog comments is especially bad because it prevents conversion, feedback, & interactions. And I have to waste a stupid amount of time just to figure out which of my posts are getting notes. This has removed all the community feel I had and despite still getting notes I basically feel I am screaming into the void now with no simple way to see what my followers are sharing, what they like, or what they're trying to say back to me.
Tumblr features fresh original youthful innovative content
by SuddenSparkles on 2018/12/22 12:10
I’m not a tech nerd so my comments in this review are limited to content. Also I’m not on Tumblr that much but sometimes I wish to escape from the repetitive content found on other platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. Facebook I rarely use. I think the market niche of a social media application is important but that trying to be all things to all people can be a mistake (and not just online but in real life (#IRL) too!) and so I applaud Tumblr for outlining its community standards policy in a way that is full disclosure and not being sly about things like the other better-known entities. I’m still learning the app but the content is largely dependent on who you follow. If you want quality content choose your “friends” wisely! There’s a great deal of quality but one of the greatest concerns it seems to me is quality control and artistic rights ownership of content and protection. I’m not sure that’s an issue that is easily addressed here but it’s the ultimate Roman Colosseum in many ways. Throw out the content and watch it get “chewed up.”
Great stuff. Horrible app.
by JosieFFFF on 2018/07/20 00:35
I honestly LOVE Tumblr. It's so much fun and there's so much to see. But this app is driving me insane. It's actually made me cry more than once. I have had this app for many years and it has always crashed. And I don't mean every once in a while you're pretty much crashes about 20 to 30 times a day for me. Making it pretty much impossible to see anything. I try to update to see if that helps and it never ever helps. I don't think I can be on Tumblr for more than 20 minutes without it crashing. Sometimes the worst part is ample today I was on it for two minutes and it crashed I went back on there and then after about five minutes I crashed again and then minutes without it crashing. Sometimes the worst part is ample today I was on it for two minutes and it crashed I went back on there and then after about five minutes I crashed again. It's super frustrating when I'm looking at something or I am in a specific place and then it crashes and then I can't find where I was before. I honestly love this place and would spend many hours every day on it but since he crashes so much I try to go on it as little as posible.
Still upset
by gravitygemjj on 2019/02/01 05:16
I made a review earlier about how mad and disappointed I am in the NSFW ban—which I’m still upset about, but I’m here to review another issue. Tumblr just changed their color scheme to be a bit darker—which for me isn’t a big deal. HOWEVER, for others it is. Depending on the impairment, people have either gotten either better or worse from these changes. Worse as in some have gotten in the seizure zone. Which is never a good zone. But like I said, some have gotten better. Thing is though, tumblr has once again denied users of choice. It’d be better if they made the change an option so people could choose what they prefer and what is actually healthier for them. Instead of taking care of the real problems—like the literal nazis and white supremacists on this website/app, tumblr changes their shade of blue to a slightly darker shade of blue. Revolutionary. Really. Oh wait, I’m being sarcastic. Ha. So, anyway, I—among MANY users would appreciate it if you got rid of the real problems on this website/app. Your tiny change is not enough and not a step in the right direction. Fix your bugs. Undo the ban. Clean your mess. Give us options. Be considerate. Do better. Start listening to your users—before there’s none of us left.
This version is getting on my nerves.
by Droitzel on 2017/10/27 19:49
It keeps saying that some undefined thing went wrong and that I need to log out, then log back on. Only to treat this iPod as a stranger and tell me that a password reset has been sent to my email. After resetting the password it’s fine until I use another app. I don’t even close out of Tumblr and yet the moment I move to Music and change my song, Tumblr decides to begin the process over again. 13 passwords later, and I’m more than a little ticked off at this point. Please fix. As a separate side note, I can’t be here every day. Because of this, I’m missing who even KNOWS how many pictures, posts, videos, and gifs. Could you start working on a function that shows you what you haven’t seen since the last time you were on? Starting from where you left off and progressing towards stuff released just before you booted up the app? A feature like that would be a godsend. I’d help, but I only had one semester of C++ programming class, I doubt I’d be any help.
Staff is terrible, new update is stupid, and everyone is done with the whole app
by 9:!);8:!;$/@!:&.!:&; on 2018/12/20 23:41
The staff are doing a terrible job with the updates and not even fixing anything important! They get rid of unimportant things that hurt people’s livelihoods without even glancing at everything else. They still allow nazis and white supremacist to use the app. They are doing a terrible job and just allowing tumblr to become a joke (seriously, everyone everywhere is making fun of how terrible the app is, even people ON the app). I get it, tumblr is supposed to be the place where you can just put out anything and be accepted and not have to worry about social constructs or anything. You can be as edgy, aesthetic, whatever roots your horn on tumblr. You can find safe communities to talk about your difficulties, being part of the lgbtq+ community, anything. But tumblr still allows perverts, nazis, white supremacists, homophobic people, basically everything terrible, but you won’t allow nsfw. It’s perfectly fine, just make people aware that they have to have a sensitivity thing or warning or something instead of just causing many people to lose their media platforms. They aren’t hiring ANYBODY, but everything I’ve mentioned above, is. Deal with it, now.
Staff can’t correctly fix issues to save their lives
by melancholystarlight on 2018/12/18 22:03
Now, listen. I love Tumblr. I’ve been using it for what feels like forever and it has offered me better, closer communities and jokes and fandoms than I could have hoped for. It’s my online home and I don’t ever want to leave it. But the way staff has been handling the issue of explicit content is extremely poorly executed. Porn bots, pedophiles, and other ridiculously awful things are still rampant on Tumblr; meanwhile, staff’s clever little flagging system is hiding perfectly SFW content from public view (it even flagged the photos that staff themselves used as examples of things that wouldn’t be flagged!), which is damaging to the reach of content creators across the site. Clearly tumblr staff does not know how to identify which problem needs solving, much less come up with an actually effective way to solve it. I’m not leaving Tumblr. Yet. But it cannot be denied that this flagging system is heavily flawed and this change in guidelines is hurting content creators. Also. “Female-presenting (we know you hate this phrase) nipples”? Are you kidding me Tumblr?? You acknowledge us calling out that horrible phrasing and yet you don’t change it at all?
Take this stupid app down; it’s useless to us now.
by the-nia16 on 2018/12/19 19:16
I can’t begin to describe to you how disappointed and sickened I am by what was done to this platform. Not only have you destroyed something that has become a safe place for many groups that desperately needed it, you have also managed to alienate a majority of your users by choosing an app over the wants and desires of the people who would be using the app. Did it ever occur to any of you that, just maybe, we aren’t the issue and that you should have tried to attack the actual problem instead of taking this ridiculous “no tolerance” stance? Why should the majority be punished for the actions of the minority? And the issue is your own fault! If you were actually able to find a bot that worked, it would never have come to this. Hell, you still can’t make a bot that works considering how many porn blogs that are still fully accessible, but my blog has been flagged for content despite having no explicit media of any kind. I post pictures of my dogs, and that’s pretty much it. So tell me, what exactly did your new rules achieve? I hope your platform crashes and burns just so you understand that we are far more important than having an app in App Store.
Tumblr has become a fascist hellscape and the developers couldn’t be prouder
by CyprusTrees on 2019/02/01 19:52
The most recent update is causing people to have seizures and literally die. They’re claiming they’ve made the site more accessible, but they seem to be forgetting that not every disabled person had the same needs. Not that tumblr has actually ever cared about any of its users that aren’t pedophiles or actual Nazis. Tumblr has been deleting people for no reason since before their Dec 17th ban, and they have admitted that when people try to regain access to their accounts. They claim it’s an accident, but let’s be real no one believes that. The recent ban has targeted the disabled and LGBTQ communities whether they admit it or not. This is not the first time the site developers have targeted these communities. They’ve locked the tags for any type of minority group, but they keep the porn tags open and well maintained. They claim that they're just trying to prevent sex trafficking, yet they keep the blogs that post literal child porn and advocate for the murders of disabled, LGBTQ, Black and Brown people. The developers for the tumblr app and site claim that they’re making the site more enjoyable for everyone, as long as everyone is straight, able bodied, and white.
Censorship
by dreams_17 on 2019/01/01 09:01
So basically I loved tumblr had one for many years this was a huge way for me to express myself on this platform and due to the fact that they wanted to get back on the good graces of apple or Verizon or whomever they ignored the pleas of their consumers and handled their issues in a sloppy unprofessional way that not only resulted in their clients (like myself) to feel isolated by their actions but then continued on forward used the day they knew was going to be when a “boycott” was happening to provide more information for its users. Thus not providing that information to the people who were voicing their concerns to begin with. I know that there were multiple users who were working on creating platforms that would be a better service than tumblr for they would not censor anyone. It is appalling to me that in spite of them hearing about porn bots, nazis (hate speech) and pedophiles they attempted to fix this problem by not removing those aspects but instead censoring artists for the first week and half and then backpedaling after its users staged a revolt. If there are any business executives who are reading these please DO NOT network with Tumblr or its affiliates. Censorship isn’t business, its immoral.
Love it just on thing plz check this out creators!
by jammer2frh9l on 2020/01/08 03:03
Hey first thing I wanna say is that it's a great app very social and If your into art there are Many Many people posting amazing artwork and I think it's a great way to show things off & ect I would highly recommend trying the app just look for things your intrested in like my personal favorite Art in the search bar and boom there it is I would also like to add that there is so much you can change and adjust things to your liking for instance if you can be visable by searching your name and Ect... There is a bug that I find anoying but not like anyone would even care depending if you post a lot but if you post something and it's on the bottom it's hard to remove because it's not possible to reach the reach an button or it simply moves your screen up and acts like you did not press the delete button 200 times surely this is an easy fix so yea creator would love you if ya can fix that problem!
Really bad
by averysadboi on 2018/12/17 22:38
Ignoring real problems with the app and user base to focus on ad revenue by sweeping anything they would consider nsfw out the door. Nice job blocking many, many innocuous posts, especially those from lgbtq+ communities and for some reason those dealing with chronic illnesses are not allowed to speak. Nobody is foolish enough to think tumblr actually cares about being a better community. If that were the case, you could have started with the rampant bot problem that STILL persists, or maybe the hate groups that are everywhere. Your app is still buggy and broken, just from a technical standpoint instead of a content one. It crashes frequently, for all manner of reasons. Sometimes just trying to refresh the home page crashes the entire app. I cannot search tags on my own completely sfw page. The bot deployed to find nsfw images was clearly either completely untrained or minimally trained to detect the nsfw images, as images of text posts were even being flagged despite being sfw. Of course any visual detecting bot is going to have trouble distinguishing, but that’s a lot. Tl;dr come to tumblr where you’ll be banned for a lady nipple, but can receive anonymous death threats on the daily!
Notification Tab
by acolorblue on 2017/11/09 07:19
The recent update completely messed up the notification tab for me. Every time I open the app to view my notifications something weird happens and they become stuck with a very big chunk of the tab in just a solid white color while the notifications are scrolled up. Basically, to put it in simple words, I can’t view my notifications or scroll. At all. And when I somehow manage to fix it it’s by a series of random steps like switching blogs’ notification tabs, then switching back again. And on top of that, when it actually works it is so much more inefficient than the previous system. I enjoyed looking through my notifications and seeing what my mutuals reblogged and then looking at the tags on what they reblogged but now mutuals and nonmutuals are grouped together under one post so that I can’t easily tell if a mutual reblogged or interacted with my post. And when I click to view the group of people who interacted with my post I can no longer touch the tab and be automatically taken to that post on my mutual’s blog to see their tags. I really dislike this. It feels like necessary features that improved my experience were taken away.
Why i have mad respect for tumblr.
by zachthemak on 2018/06/09 07:17
I first started using tumblr in high school. I picked up on it from a girl i was dating she was all about tumblr, and i mean ALL about tumblr. If she wasn’t doing homework or hanging out with me (which even while she was with me sometimes she would be on her mobile tumblr app) she was on tumblr! Then i got curious and downloaded it myself and i figured out why she was on it so much, it’s straight up addicting you can find literally EVERYTHING on tumblr it’s ridiculous (in a positive way) i fell in love immediately and found myself on it constantly re-blogging pictures, quotes, videos, songs, you name it i found it on there liked it, followed it, and re-blogged it LOL. I think tumblr can be a good app for anyone, you search what you’re interested in, find it, follow it and that’s all you see, unless you follow blogs that aren’t dedicated to one theme. Other than that i give tumblr 5 stars. It’s organized it’s awesome and it’s easy to use!
A Shoddy App with Even Shoddier Staff
by LadyAzirah on 2019/01/02 12:36
I’ve been a member of Tumblr for over 7 years. For all that time, this platform was supposed to be a place of creative freedom. With the implementation of the ban of pornographic material on this website, Tumblr has condemned legitimate sex workers, artists, writers, the LGBTQIA community, the chronically ill, and all others who came for the creative freedom of expression to a place that no longer welcomes any of us. But sure, keep up with leaving the Nazi propagandist and nationalist blogs up and free to spout hate and vitriol against minorities. Do absolutely nothing about the porn bot blog spam. The ban of pornographic content has done nothing but exacerbate the original problems that millions of Tumblr users have complained to the staff about for years. Tumblr has always been a shoddy website from a programming aspect and this app is proof of that. However, they kept a loyal user base of artists because they weren’t censored. Until now. And now, Tumblr is paying for it. Thousands have migrated wholly to Pillowfort, Twitter, and other various social medias in an attempt to regain their loyal followings from their heyday of Tumblr. And if something doesn’t happen to fix this issue, they’ll continue to lose users.
Tumblr doesn’t really care about its users
by Linzerj on 2018/12/19 02:58
The old system for filtering nsfw content worked fine. When used correctly, the sensitive content toggle and nsfw tag were enough to keep minors from accessing adult content. The problem comes when Tumblr staff refuses to listen to its users about issues such as porn bots and neo-nazis running rampant on this hellsite. Porn bots don’t tag and follow everyone and continuously spam other people’s content, and yet with this ban they’re still here. Furthermore, unfiltered neo-nazi propaganda is arguably just as harmful to minors on the site as other nsfw content, yet tumblr has never made any move to remove these toxic people. The decline of tumblr really began when Yahoo and Verizon took over, so a big 🖕 to you for wanting to keep your site “pure” but not actually listening to users and enacting such a discriminatory and overall stupid ban. People with perfectly SFW blogs and content are being flagged by your imperfect filtering system that you’ve implemented as well, which makes the site even more difficult to use and enjoy. Overall, EVERYONE who uses Tumblr is unhappy with these new policies and how they are being executed. Sincerely, a disgruntled user
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