Tumblr Updates Reblogs

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Tumblr announced that it is changing the way reblogs look. All comments will be showcased the same way rather than buried under a stack of indents. If you ask me, that's a major change for the better.

Here's the before and after:


"Our change to reblog captions last month laid the necessary groundwork for us to arrive here, at a place where the dashboard will be a lot easier to read and cleaner-looking," the company says in a blog post.

That change allowed people to reblog posts with either all captions intact or with all of them removed, making it so they couldn't edit the original post's words.

The new look for reblogs will show up on all posts, so you'll be able to see the new format on all old posts in addition to new ones. The new look is only on the dashboard for now, and themes will retain their look.

Users reblog from a certain post in a reblog thread the same way, by clicking the username of whoever made the reblog you you want to reblog from.

On how to be sure your posts are credited properly, Tumblr says, "Use the content source field! No matter how many times an original post of yours gets reblogged, you’ll always be credited as the source. Rebloggers might add a gif, or some commentary, or take out the caption entirely, but your username will always, always be stuck to the bottom of the post. Click on that source link any time you want to see what was originally posted."

You can read the full FAQ about the change here.

Images via Tumblr

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