Tumblr’s Android App Gets a Makeover

Tumblr has just enhanced its blogging app for the Android. Released this morning on Google Play, the app has a cleaner interface, loads more quickly, puts notifications for multiple blogs in one place, has a better photo browser, and randomly highlights posts from the community with a new feature called Tumblr Radar.

Tumblr first came to the Android in 2010. The app allows bloggers to upload text, photos, quotes, links, chats, and videos; and also explore content from other bloggers from their mobile devices.

Early reviewers of the redesigned app have praised the overall look at feel, but have reported problems viewing .GIF files. Luckily, the company appears to be ready for any trouble that needs shooting.  See below:

Tumblr has been a whirlwind of activity this year. A new partnership with Facebook’s Open Graph will allow users to post their blog updates to their Timelines, Tickers, and Newsfeeds. Unfortunately, you can’t access your settings from the Android to add or remove this feature.

The company also has an updated terms of service that clarifies its privacy policies, drops some legal obligations, reinforces that bloggers retain ownership of their content, and reminds bloggers under 13, “Don’t use Tumblr. Ask your parents for an Xbox or try books.”


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