Tumblr’s latest update brings several new features for mobile users, some of which desktop users already enjoy. Now users can react to things they reblog with photos, which opens up a range of possibilities like attaching reaction gifs to everything or engaging in a collaborative photo essay. Tumblr also added more text styles for text posts, so that users can now add headers, make lists, and use serif fonts, a Courier-like typewriter font, and cursive.
Both of these features — letting you reblog with photos and make lists — were already available on desktop. But Tumblr is also granting mobile users the ability to shift around blocks of text and images, which makes a big difference when editing posts on a smaller screen. This feature imitates the fluidity of copy and paste on desktop but with the ease of a touch screen.
With the implementation of this feature and the fancy font, I’m more persuaded to restore my Tumblr app from my iCloud. It’s a series of small updates the company’s been adding over the past year, including filters, stickers, and live-streaming.