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Tumblr simplifies, streamlines tool for posting photos, texts

January 24, 2013|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Tumblr began rolling out a new post creator tool for users on Thursday.
Tumblr began rolling out a new post creator tool for users on Thursday. (Tumblr )

Tumblr users can now compose new posts without having to leave the platform's dashboard, which previously could only be used to see other users' postings.

Before the new tool, users had to switch to another Web page to put together a new post.

Besides speeding up the process, it also allows users to see what the post will look as they compose the post. Previously, the user had to click on "preview" to see how the post would appear.

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"This new way to post has the same functionality with a more streamlined experience," a spokeswoman for Tumblr told The Times. "With this new way to create a post, the dashboard has become a single experience. Now you're making posts the same way you're reading them."

The updated feature also makes it possible for users to edit their posts or reblog others' posts without leaving the dashboard, the spokeswoman said.

Tumblr began rolling out the feature to some users Thursday morning, but all users should get it some time in the next couple of days.

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