Tumblr brings back replies, redesigns notes feature
March 29, 2016 – 13:05 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net – Tumblr users can now interact with one another more easily. On Monday, March 28, the blogging platform brought back replies and launched the redesign of its notes feature, the Verge said.
Tumblr’s been working on overhauling the reply format since it pulled the feature in November 2015. Readers could previously reply to the author in a one-way conversation. Now, both the post’s author and readers can leave comments; users can reply multiple times on the same post; and replies are also enabled on reblogs, though that feature can be turned off, the Verge reported.
Authors also have a choice around who can comment on their posts. They can allow everyone on the platform, or only Tumblrs they follow to comment. Authors can also open up the reply feature to Tumblrs they follow and Tumblrs following them back for at least a week. Unfollowing readers can automatically block them from replying again in the future.
Notes aren’t changing much, but the redesign will allow users to follow conversations more easily by applying filters to what they’re viewing, VentureBeat said. Instead of seeing all replies, reblogs, and likes, users will be able to sort them by replies and reblogs with added commentary, and then by likes and reblogs without commentary in a summary at the top of their notes page.