Recommendations include posts, blogs, tags, and group chats that Tumblr thinks you might like.
Recommendation Reasons in the Mobile Apps
In our mobile apps, some recommendations will appear with reasons that explain why you're seeing them:
- In your orbit means that some blogs you follow also follow the recommended Tumblr.
- Like [insert username here] means the recommended Tumblr is similar to another you already follow, or is related to a blog you recently followed.
- You seem interested means you’ve liked a few posts from this Tumblr before but you're not following them yet.
- Big in [insert tag here] means you like a lot of stuff with that tag, and the recommended Tumblr posts a lot of stuff with that tag.
Managing Your Recommendations
There's no way to turn off recommendations entirely. However, you can make individual recommendations disappear forever by clicking or tapping the post meatballs at the top of the recommendation. After you dismiss the recommendation, we'll never recommend that post or blog to you again.
- If you’re just starting out on Tumblr, try following some more blogs to reduce the overall amount of recommendations you’re seeing.
- Sometimes folks mistake results from their followed tags as recommendations. You can identify a followed tag injected post by the highlighted tag and accompanying magnifying glass icon on the post. If you want to stop seeing results from your followed tags in the dashboard, you can turn off "Include posts from your followed tags" from your dashboard preferences. More information can be found here.
- You can opt out of “In your orbit” recommendations. You can read about managing your dashboard preferences here.
- For better, more relevant recommendations, toggle on “Improved Search” in your settings on web.
If you see something that doesn’t belong on Tumblr, please report it. You can learn how to report content here.