Today on its staff blog, Tumblr shared that it is rolling out real-time notifications to people’s dashboards, so that you can have even more cat- and fashion-related content thrown in your face. It’s a smart move and surprising that it took so long.

The thing that has kept Tumblr from being seen as a blogging platform is the fact that it stands pretty still, so an infusion of real-time will be interesting.

Check this out! We’re testing real-time notifications from people you follow.

You should start to see them in the next few hours (and can toggle them on your Settings page).


The demo only shows interactions with our posts from people that you follow, but once it’s live it’s definitely worth checking out to see if it’s for you:


Screenshot_2_6_13_3_13_PMSo yes, you’ll be able to load up your Tumblr dashboard and watch the interaction happen before your eyes…

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