Performing a search
To get started, tap the magnifying glass in the app, look for the search box at the top of your dashboard, or visit tumblr.com/search. Type things in and hit enter. Witness a rich mosaic of results. You have just performed a search. 🔥
Filtering search results
You can filter those search results, too.
On the web:
- You can view specific post types by clicking “Filter by post type” at the top left of the post results.
- You can toggle to see the most recent posts by clicking "Most popular" posts at the top left of the post results.
- You can show or hide explicit content by unlocking or locking the padlock icon on the far right.
- You can also toggle between two different views of the results—a compact grid and a traditional list—via the icons to the left of the padlock.
In the app, after tapping the abacus-looking thing next to the search field:
- You can view specific post types by selecting them from the filters list (that white bar that includes "Top," "Recent," etc. just beneath the search box).
- You can toggle between seeing the most recent and most popular posts by tapping “Recent” or “Top.”
- You can find cool blogs that post about your search term by tapping "Tumblrs."
- You can show or hide explicit content by tapping the lock icon at the far right of the list (press and drag the list to the left to show all options).
Viewing an individual blog
To get to a user's blog from the dashboard or search results, just click or tap on the avatar or the username of the blog you’re interested in. It’ll slide in from the right side of your screen. Whoosh. Scroll through its posts, like and reblog them as you please, and when you’re done just click anywhere outside of the panel that the blog is in (on the web) or tap the back-arrow next to the blog's username. Ah, there’s the dashboard, right where you left it.
If you're on the web and want to open the blog in a new tab, just click the username at the top of the panel that slides in. Or, straight from the dashboard, you can ctrl-click (or right-click) on a username or avatar and select “Open Link in New Tab” from the menu that pops up.
Grabbing a post permalink
To get the link to a particular post when viewing search results, click or tap the paper airplane icon at the bottom of the post. Then depending on the device you're using, choose "Permalink" (web), "Copy" (iOS), or "Copy to clipboard" (Android).