• Everything Okay?

    support:

    If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder, self harm, or suicidal thoughts, please visit our Counseling & Prevention Resources page for a list of services that may be able to help.

  • staff:Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.
Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.
“I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”
Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.
And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.
Whoosh!

    staff:

    Add this to your list of things that slide: blogs.

    Starting today: Click on an avatar in your Dashboard. Whoosh, a blog.

    “I have never had so much blog in my Dashboard before. What a sensation! Nothing can stop me.”

    Yes. Browse a blog right from your Dashboard. Like it. Reblog it. Ask it questions. Fall in love with it.

    And remember, it’s not just other people’s blogs that are sliding into your Dashboard. It’s your blog that’s sliding into theirs. Make sure you love how it looks.

    Whoosh!

  • unwrapping:

    via mb:

    Get to your followers, messages, and drafts from the profile screen

    In the new 3.6 update of Tumblr for iOS, just tap the “Manburger” button on the profile screen for quick access to your blog’s messages, followers, and drafts.

    Tumblr also refers to the “Manburger” user menu icon as "the little dude with three lines." Tapping this icon also lets you change your blog appearance.

    little dude with line lines

  • staff:

    A thing you’d love to do: customize the way your blog looks in the Tumblr mobile apps. Now you can do that. A header image, a multitude of fonts, an infinity of colors. A bunch of other things. You’d discover 3.3 billion combinations if you were foolish enough to count them.

    Better still: the choices you make will apply to your appearance in the Dashboard. Hover over an avatar. Now look. See? The beauty of a blog is delighting your eyes.

    Get the new app (iOS, Android), or visit the Settings page from your Dashboard, and make yourself as beautiful as you possibly can. Or make yourself look like a weirdo. Whatever you want. It’s not up to us. Have fun.

  • Have you seen something on Tumblr that violates our policies? Well, we’d love to hear about it—once. Tumblr’s Support and Trust & Safety teams are made up of actual people (Hi! I’m Nicole!) and we read every single message you send us, despite how small our teams are.

    What happens after we read a message? We investigate it! Right away. So, when we get another message about the same issue, there’s not much more we can do about it. And when we get 10,000 more messages about that issue, well, there’s still not much more we can do about it, and we have to review all 10,000 of those messages before we can move on to other matters. If you ask your friends and followers to report the same thing that you just did, it makes it harder for us actual humans to address all of the issues that need addressing.

    We need vigilant people like yourself to keep this site awesome, but trust that any problems you find can be solved with a single email. We swear it.

  • Having trouble logging into the app? If you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you are awesome and a bastion of security in an insecure world. And you will also need to follow these steps: 
From your computer, click the gear icon at the top of your Dashboard, then click “Account” on the right side of the page.
Under “Security,” click “Generate mobile password.”
Enter your regular Tumblr account password and click “Enter password.”
Enter the code shown into your app’s password box to log in.
If you don’t have Two-Factor Authentication enabled or that still doesn’t help, try restarting the app. If you’re an iOS 7 user, this means double tapping the home button and swiping up the Tumblr app. For iOS 6, click the Home button twice, and then tap and hold the Tumblr app icon. Once it begins to shake, tap the - (minus sign) to force quit.

    Having trouble logging into the app? If you have Two-Factor Authentication enabled, you are awesome and a bastion of security in an insecure world. And you will also need to follow these steps: 

    1. From your computer, click the gear icon at the top of your Dashboard, then click “Account” on the right side of the page.
    2. Under “Security,” click “Generate mobile password.”
    3. Enter your regular Tumblr account password and click “Enter password.”
    4. Enter the code shown into your app’s password box to log in.

    If you don’t have Two-Factor Authentication enabled or that still doesn’t help, try restarting the app. If you’re an iOS 7 user, this means double tapping the home button and swiping up the Tumblr app. For iOS 6, click the Home button twice, and then tap and hold the Tumblr app icon. Once it begins to shake, tap the - (minus sign) to force quit.

  • marlene:

    the-quartz-house:

    changed my password staff are you proud of me

    Yes.

  • Urgent security update

    Bad news: A major vulnerability has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr. Our team took immediate action to fix the issue, but you should still take some time to change your password, not only here but on any other sites you visit. 

    You should also strongly consider enabling two-factor authentication. It’ll go a long way to ensure that no one besides you can access your account. Thanks, and take care.

  • Urgent security update

    staff:

    Bad news. A major vulnerability, known as “Heartbleed,” has been disclosed for the technology that powers encryption across the majority of the internet. That includes Tumblr.

    We have no evidence of any breach and, like most networks, our team took immediate action to fix the issue.

    But this still means that the little lock icon (HTTPS) we all trusted to keep our passwords, personal emails, and credit cards safe, was actually making all that private information accessible to anyone who knew about the exploit.

    This might be a good day to call in sick and take some time to change your passwords everywhere—especially your high-security services like email, file storage, and banking, which may have been compromised by this bug.

    You’ll be hearing more in the news over the coming days. Take care.

  • Some users are experiencing a service disruption affecting aspects of the site, causing gateway errors on reblogs among other issues. Sorry for the continued inconvenience - We’ll get it fixed ASAP.

    Watch for continued updates on Twitter.