Replies are Tumblr’s way of responding to a post that’s more specific than a like, less of a commitment than a reblog, and more public than a message.
Replying to a post
To reply to a post:
- Tap or click the speech bubble at the bottom of a post, say something nice in the box provided, and hit “Reply.” Your work here is done.
Several things to note:
- You can reply to a post multiple times.
- You can reply to your own post.
- You can reply to reblogs, not just original posts.
- You’ve got three levels of who can and can’t reply to your posts.
- You can see all of a post’s replies in one place, thanks to our notes design.
- You can delete or report unwanted replies right from your post's notes.
- You can write replies up to 475 characters in length.
- You can't reply from a blog public URL, you have to be on the dashboard or in one the mobile apps for that.
Who can reply to your posts
You decide who replies to your posts. In the app, tap the account icon, then “Settings,” then “Replies.” On the web, visit your blog settings and look for “Replies” on the left side of the screen. The default setting is the top (“Most Inclusive”) one, but you’ve got some options:
You can also delete a reply to your original post, report a reply to us, or block a particular Tumblr from replying to your original posts (they’ll still be able to reply to someone else’s reblog of your post, though). On the web, from post notes on the dashboard, click the three dots that appear when you hover over a reply or reblog caption to bring up these options. From the app, just tap (iOS) or tap and hold (Android) a reply or reblog caption to bring it up.