Tumblr has released an update that prohibits the use of a large number of tags in order to prevent them from being removed from the iOS App Store.
The microblogging and social media website has released an update to its iOS app store in recent days, and one specific element stands out here. “We are continuing to revise the list of tags that cannot be accessed in the iOS app,” reads a vague statement on the official website. Changes to Tumblr Web site.
This appears to be an attempt to stay within Apple App Store’s strict security guidelines by limiting the kind of content that iOS users can access through the Tumblr app.
This actually means a growing list of tags that will no longer work for users of the Tumblr iPhone and iPad app. Not all of them are rated X.
Some of these seemingly harmless words and phrases are highlighted – and widely ridiculed – by Twitter…
For example, terms like “sad”, “girl”, “queue” and “me” were blocked. In fact, by censoring some of these everyday terms, Tumblr seems to be actively obstructing the basic operation of the service.
In a related blog post, Tumblr reassures its users that “there will be important developments in the near future that will radically change the way you choose to securely access sensitive content on Tumblr,” and that the company “is working on additional features that will allow for a less limited experience. with an iOS application ”.
There have been disagreements between Tumblr and Apple for several years now. Back in 2018, we reported that Tumblr was being removed from the App Store due to the amount of porn posted on it. The app was returned to the App Store at the end of that year after the service shut down adult content.