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

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.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

12 Comments
  • GIF's... The downfall of civilization... Posted via Android Central App
  • 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.
  • Absolutely well said. Same problem for me as well Posted via Android Central App
  • I still don't see a point to this app. Maybe I'm getting old. Posted via Android Central App
  • naughty pictures? lol Posted via Android Central App
  • You don't see the point in the app or the website? Posted via Android Central App
  • Landscape support makes my Nexus 7 and I very happy.
  • Finally GIF and Landscape support!
  • Tumblr keeps saying I can't sign up for some reason. Are there sign up servers down or something? StealthDroid - Working in the Nexus Lab
  • Is working just fine for me!
  • The new feature of having to tap a gif for it to load is annoying. Is there a way I can change this setting? Also, when I do tap a gif it goes full screen, also annoying.