Tumblr—Fandom, Art, Chaos

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4.1
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About this app

Tumblr: home to your new favorite artist. Come for the effervescent digital paintings in every flavor of fandom. Stay for the breathtaking original offerings of those same artists. And, in between all the art: Old internet energy. All the fandoms you could wish for. Enough memes to knock out a moderately-sized mammal. Add to it or simply scroll through and soak it up.

Every piece of life-changing art you discover, every waterfall GIF you gaze at in wonder, every quote you reblog, every tag you curate—that’s all you. Reblog them to show the world who you are, what you love. You’re the explorer. We’re just a map you all keep on making. Welcome home. Make it yours.

If you’re an artist, you’re coming in hot to a community that will love your work. Think of this as your online studio with many options: A portfolio, your calling card for your creations with in-built social engagement and community, or an online drawing board, a place to hash out ideas, share sketches, and gather feedback. Take requests and commissions or join art challenges like Goblin Week, Mermay, Julycanthropy, and Yeehawgust. Discuss the finer points of your favorite brushes. Create OC art for your favorite writers on Tumblr. Sell prints (coasters! mugs! tchotchkes!) of your work—to an audience invested in you and actively seeking these things via our Artist Alley. Create a webcomic (have you heard of Heartstopper? Started here.)

Now picture all of the above, but on the go. That’s what this is.

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Chances are if you’ve seen it elsewhere, it probably started here. That digital painting you can’t stop thinking about. That text post explaining the exquisite specifics of something you never realized you needed to know. Your dashboard will become a tapestry of all the wonderful, nonsensical, fantastical things you like. Whether you post, lurk in likes, or reblog to your personal online fridge. Whatever your community, you’ll find a ready-made home here.

When you have something to say—a hot take on the finer points of a Virgo moon, Barbie fanfic, an image of your turtle Harold that you simply *have* to share with the world: Shoot your shot with a photo, a video, or a text post. Make an audio post of your ramblings or share your current favorite song via Spotify. We even have a pre-set chat post for all your incorrect quotes.

The reblog starts conversations for everyone, creates jokes, and continues them—sometimes across the world and over the years. Time and space, right here at your very fingertips. Whatever you choose to send into our effervescent digital ether, know that it can, and will, go anywhere. (Unless, of course, you use our post-level reblog controls. Private blog? Private post? All possible here).

Tumblr is the home of fandom. We’ve all got that one special blorbo from our shows. There’s fanart you’ll want to stare at, reblog, stare at again—or create yourself, and share with the community. You can read your favorite ficcers from ao3 *and* see their OC art on Tumblr *and* discuss the finer points of lore with them. Pokémon? Got it. Marvel? Here. Kpop? Check. Supernatural? Of course. Minecraft? Ready and waiting. Star Wars? Yes! Doctor Who? Doctor YOU! You get the idea: it’s all here.

It’s a whole universe out here. If the prospect of creating, reblogging, shipping, and curating feels a little daunting, head over to tips.tumblr.com, where Cat Frazier of animatedtext.tumblr.com will take you through the finer points of Tumblr etiquette—the effervescent, the eeby, the deeby.

So. Sign up, fall in love with some art, follow some tags, and find your place on the dashboard. Then reblog, like, and post to your heart’s content. Or simply drift through the dream you’ve created for yourself—you hold the keys to this kingdom.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tumblr/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tumblr/

Terms of Service: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/terms-of-service
Updated on
Sep 22, 2023

Data safety

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Location, Personal info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

4.1
3.52M reviews
Jessica Reel
September 4, 2023
I've been using this site for 10+ years. Recently, they've added a bunch of new features that make the app almost unusable. There's an obnoxious live video player, that none of the userbase wanted. Looking through pictures on the app is more difficult, and tends to scroll to random posts instead of the next image in a photoset. The video player is buggy. The search function still doesn't work. And all of the settings to turn features off are hidden in confusing menus.
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Mama Blue (Blue)
September 23, 2023
I've been using the Tumblr app for many years but there has been a few glitches here and there. Some videos I can't see the thumbnail and watch them at all, regardless of what it is. I know the video is watchable because I had to look it up in browser instead just to see it. Clicking on images and being in them too long causes the like button and other things to click for the image never leaves if you click the screen to make it disappear. All in all, there are no other issues I've seen so far.
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Hyacintho Ignis
September 7, 2023
WAS a pretty great app, but recent changes to the user interface are bafflingly bad, and despite the backlash, they haven't been changed back. The new image viewer is frustrating to use. Simply zooming in to read a comic is difficult, with a mistaken swipe or tap sending me away from the image. The new video player has no pause button & terrible cropping issues. The ability to go to the prior blog to see the "previous tags" in 1 tap has been removed? Why? it was so useful. very disappointing.
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What's new

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

There were some bugs with the settings. Now there are not. Carry on.

Follow changes.tumblr.com for further updates and bug fixes.