Tumblr launches group messages that connect people from different fandoms and disappear after 24 hours
- Users can participate in discussions and talk to others about their favorite topics
- The message threads disappear after 24 hours
- To post a message in the discussion, the creator of the group must first authorize the member
- Tumblr says that no media can be posted from outside the platform
Tumblr creates overtures to the super fans of the platform with a new group messaging feature that allows users to chat together about their favorite topics.
The edge reports that the group chat feature, available today, is designed as a & # 39; public space type & # 39; as opposed to a more direct messaging feeling, which means that everyone can find and read the threads.
To be able to send messages in the thread, however, users must first be approved.
Tumblr has launched a group message feature where users can talk about their favorite topics
Tumblr hopes the feature will provide a more direct bridge for users who want to discuss interests outside of re-blogging a post.
The threads will also show some notable differences with other similar community features on platforms such as Facebook, which have different & # 39; groups & # 39; has where users are interested in interests.
As reported by The Verge, the new group threads from Tumblr will be short-lived and will only last 24 hours after being created – think of a & # 39; Story & # 39; message on Snapchat or Instagram – and will contain up to 100 people at a time.
Tumblr also tries to infuse the chats with some crash barriers when it comes to people and content that find their way into discussions.
First, the creator of the groups has full control over users entering the threads, which means they can remove bad actors and check people before they join.
Once accepted for chat, Tumblr also does not allow users to post content from outside the platform into the threads.
Tumblr has fought hard for adult content and no longer allows nude or porn on his platform – previously a staple of his site
This means that users can only share media such as GIF & # 39; s and images using a built-in tool with screened media.
In recent years, Tumblr has strengthened its adult content policy, in particular the banning of both porn and nudity in general – two previously robust types of content on the platform.
The Verge report that Tumblr will not change any of its privacy policies with the addition of the group message feature.
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