As we announced a few weeks ago, Tumblr is being acquired by Automattic
In advance of the transition, we put together this FAQ to answer any questions you might have:
Wait, what exactly is Automattic?
Automattic is a web tool development company with products–such as WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Jetpack and Simplenote–that help connect publishers to communities around the world.
What’s going to happen to my Tumblr account and blogs?
Nothing! You’ll still be able to access your blog(s) the same way you do now, and your blognames and login credentials will not change.
I have a WordPress.com account. Will my accounts be merged?
Nope. Your Tumblr account and any accounts you have for WordPress.com (or any other Automattic properties) will remain separate.
I got an email saying I have until September 25, 2019 to opt-out of Tumblr’s updated Terms of Service, and that after that my account will be governed by the new Terms of Service. What does that mean?
You'll still have the option to export your blog and delete your account after September 25, but you'll need to take those steps before that date if you don't want the updates to apply to you.
Also, you are free to export your blog contents at any time! We think it’s important that you have the ability to backup your content, or take it with you if you want to leave.
Will Tumblr’s adult content policy change with these new Terms of Service?
No, we will not be rolling back or changing our adult content policies.
I actually can’t remember what my login is. Can you help me?
How can I keep up to date on any future changes?
If you have a question that’s not answered here, just drop us a line.