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This article was published on December 10, 2015


Tumblr now lets you send posts as messages, and supports Live Photos on iOS

Tumblr now lets you send posts as messages, and supports Live Photos on iOS
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Today’s Tumblr update brings one officially cool feature, and another that went under the radar.

You can now send any Tumbler post as a message, piggybacking nicely on the platform’s new in-app chat feature, which also launches broadly today. To send a post as a message, just tap the new paper airplane icon on the bottom of posts.

That’s the official news — but there’s more in store for iOS users. First reported by 9to5Mac (Tumblr discussed earlier in the day, though), Tumblr’s iOS app now supports Live Photos, a feature specific to the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus.

You don’t even have to do anything special to upload or view Live Photos. When the stars align — a Tumblr post has a Live Photo which you’re viewing on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus — the familiar Live Photos icon shows up. A firm press on the screen activates the animation.

If a Live Photo is present, but you’re not viewing it on a new iPhone, it’ll display as a regular photo.

Send a post to someone that’ll love it [Tumblr]

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