How to Block Tags on Tumblr (Latest 2019 Update)

Posted November 30, 2019 by Sheraz Ali in Tumblr

Blocking Tags on Tumblr after the Latest 2019 Update

It can be quite annoying when some boring content you hate seeing and hearing so much of keeps popping up on your feed. That is how most of us feel about ads, too. If only there was a disappear button for those. What we do have right now, though, is a ‘filter’ button on apps instead…including Tumblr. It’s quite different than, let’s say, muting words on Twitter, but just as simple as stopping unwanted content from filling up your Tumblr homepage. All you have to do is block one single unwanted tag on Tumblr to prevent related content from flowing in on your homepage. This tutorial will take you step-by-step on how to block tags on Tumblr after the latest 2019 app update.

This tutorial will also go through the simple steps of how blocking tags on the Tumblr browser version, unfollowing tags and removing already blocked tags.

How to Block Tags in Tumblr App (Latest 2019 Update):

1. Tap on your profile icon from Tumblr app homepage.

Tapping on your profile icon from Tumblr app homepage to block tags after latest 2019 update

2. Tap on Account settings.

Accessing account settings on Tumblr

3. Tap on General settings.

Accessing General settings on Tumblr
4. Scroll down until you find Filtering. Tap on it.

Accessing Filtering section on Tumblr
5. Tap New.

Adding a new tag on Tumblr via app.
6. On the text line, type in the tag word you want to filter.

Typing in the tag word to filter
7. Tap Add once you are done.

 Adding a tag to filter on Tumblr
8. The newly added tag, as well as content based on it, is now blocked from appearing on your homepage.

Newly added tag blocked on Tumblr via 2019 latest updates app.

How to Block Tags in Tumblr Browser Version:

1. Click on your profile icon from Tumblr web homepage.

Accessing Tumblr account settings in the browser
2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Selecting Settings from the drop-down menu
3. Scroll down to the Filtering section.

Accessing the Filtering section in Tumblr web
4. Type in the tag you want to block/filter. Hit Add.

Adding a new tag to filter on Tumblr via browser
5. The tag has now been blocked.

Blocked tag on Tumblr via browser
6. Hit Remove if you want to unblock it.

Removing a blocked tag on Tumblr via web

If you do not want to block but simply unfollow tags on Tumblr, just follow these easy steps:

Unfollow Tags in Tumblr App (Latest 2019 Update):

1. Tap on the search icon from Tumblr homepage.

Accessing the search section on Tumblr app
2. Select the tag you aim to unfollow from the tags you are already following.

Selecting tag to unfollow via Tumblr app
3. Tap on More on the tag’s page.

Unfollowing tags on Tumblr via app
4. Tap Unfollow.

Tag unfollowed on Tumblr via app
5. The tag has now been removed from your list of followed tags.

If you aim at unblocking already blocked tags from your Tumblr, here is how you can do that:

Unblocking/Removing Blocked Tags in Tumblr App (Latest 2019 Update):

1. Tap on profile icon > account settings > general settings > filtering, as shown above.
2. Tap on the tag you want to unblock.

Selecting a tag to unblock in Tumblr app
3. Follow the prompt by tapping on Remove.

Removing a tag from filter in the Tumblr app
4. The tag has been blocked. Related content will appear on your feed.

And there you have it! Now you know how to not only block tags on Tumblr, but can also be ahead in the game by knowing how to unfollow and unblock tags. After all, it is worth knowing all the tips and tricks if you want to make Tumblr your creative space fully.

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About Sheraz Ali

An established copywriter, with a longstanding experience in a vast array of industries, including but not limited to spirituality, technology, cannabis and travel.
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