What good is Tumblr without proper GIF support? Now it's here

An update is hitting today for the Tumblr app that brings a couple of much-welcomed features, GIFs in the dashboard and full landscape support. What's Tumblr without GIFs? Now you can view posts with GIFs, and the images will automatically start playing and looping as you scroll to them in your dashboard.

You can also now experience those GIFs and all other kinds of content in landscape, which works on phones but Tumblr says looks especially good on tablets. Additionally, you can also create and share photosets in the apps, as well as double tap images to zoom in and out.

You can grab the latest version of the Tumblr app from the Play Store link above.


Reader comments

Tumblr app now shows GIFs in the dashboard, properly rotates to landscape


Why? It's the only way to share animated images. You could argue quality is horrible, but animated pngs take waaaay too much space.

As much as I love the new feature of autoloading GIF's I would prefer an option in Tumblr to disable it. It slows down the feed too much when you have a million funny gif's showing up over your cellphone connection. I liked it when they allowed a single frame and if it looked promising, you had the choice to skip or open. At home on my wi-fi, no problem, while on the road, this slows it down.

I still don't see a point to this app. Maybe I'm getting old.

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Tumblr keeps saying I can't sign up for some reason. Are there sign up servers down or something?

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