Adult chat avatars
In June 2012, Tumblr released a new version of its i OS app, Tumblr 3.0 allowing support for Spotify, hi-res images and offline access.Tumblr blogs may optionally allow users to submit questions, either as themselves or anonymously, to the blog for a response.
Anyone can opt-in by disabling Safe Mode in their Dashboard Settings.Tumblr also offered a "fan mail" function, allowing users to send messages to blogs that they follow.On November 10, 2015, Tumblr introduced an integrated instant messaging function, allowing users to chat between other Tumblr users.Development of Tumblr began in 2006 during a two-week gap between contracts at David Karp's software consulting company, Davidville (housed at Karp's former internship with producer-incubator Fred Seibert's Frederator Studios, which was located a block from Tumblr's current headquarters).Karp had been interested in tumblelogs (short-form blogs) for some time and was waiting for one of the established blogging platforms to introduce their own tumblelogging platform.In July 2015, the system was modified so that users cannot remove or edit individual comments by other users when reblogging a post; existing comments can only be removed all at once.
Tumblr staff argued that the change was intended to combat "misattribution".
The messaging platform will also replace the fan mail system, which has been deprecated.
However, an analysis conducted by news and technology site Tech Crunch has shown that over 22% of all traffic in and out of Tumblr is classified as pornography.
In February 2016, the Indonesian government temporarily blocked access to Tumblr within the country because the site hosts pages that carried porn.
The government shortly reversed its decision to block the site and said it had asked Tumblr to self-censor its pornographic content.
As no one had done so after a year of waiting, Karp and developer Marco Arment began working on their own tumblelogging platform.