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How to Use the Tumblr App

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. If you want to know how to create a Tumblr account and how to use the Tumblr app, read the steps below.

Create a Tumblr Account

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To get started, download the Tumblr app from the app store then open the app from your home screen. Their home screen will appear, click the blue get started button. Enter your email, a password, and a username then click get started. Type in your age and then click done. You will then be taken to a page that asks you to tap on everything that interests you, then click next. Your Tumblr account is now active and ready to use.

Search & View Posts

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Click the magnifying glass at the top of the screen. Here you will see blogs relating to what you like or you can search for something in the search bar. Scroll to the left through the page to see all different types of blogs and scroll down to see posts. Click on a blog you like and you can see everything they have posted.

Reblog, Heart, & Follow

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To reblog a post so it will be on your blog, click the two arrows that are following each other at the bottom of the post. You can add your own text if you want underneath. To add a GIF click the GIF button, or click the tag button to add tags. You can also share to Facebook and Twitter by clicking their logos at the bottom of the screen. Then click post. Press the heart underneath the post to like it. At the top of the page, click the follow button in the top right corner. 

Customize your Blog Page

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With Tumblr, you have a blog that everything you reblog goes on that people can see. Click the person outline button in the top right-hand corner to get to your profile. Click the paint palette to add a title, image, and colors. There are three tabs: Posts, Likes, and Following. Click Posts to see everything you’ve reblogged, Likes to see everything you’ve liked, and Following to see the accounts you follow.

Create a Post

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Click the blue pencil at the bottom right of the screen. You can select GIF, Quote, Link, Text, Photo, Chat, Video, or Audio to create. I selected Quote. Type your quote, and the source and click post.

Send Message & See Activity

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Click the speech bubble with a face at the top of the screen. Your messages will appear here if you have any. To send a message, click the blue speech bubble at the bottom of the screen. Select who you want to send it to. Type your message, and click send. Click activity to see if anyone has followed you or liked your posts.

Now you know how to use Tumblr!

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