Tumblr Bans Words & Tags for iOS Users
Tumblr has recently revealed the list of banned words and tags that can’t be used by the iOS users of the app anymore. But what made the popular social network do this all of a sudden? Let’s figure it out!
After launching the update to the iOS app, Tumblr revealed that the main reason for banning a new portion of words and tags is to comply with the new requirements of the App Store. The social network doesn’t want to leave the second popular app store, so it expands the list of terms that can be identified as sensitive.
After the update, sensitive content will be hidden from search, user dashboards, and blogs. This means that in case an Android or PC user posts something that’s considered inappropriate, everyone will see it but iOS users. That looks a bit weird, isn’t it? Now iOS users will receive fewer options via search and will not be able to access the blogs marked as explicit. At the same time, Tumblr promises to add some new features to the iOS app to make the restrictions less notable.
Although the changes have not been rolled out to the full, users already complain that restricting many common words is not logical. Some of the words that are already banned include “girl,” “self,” insomnia,” “knives,” “ Tony the Tiger,” “trauma,” “suicide prevention,” “beard,” and many more.
What do You Think?
Looking at the banned words, it becomes clear why users have mixed reactions to the update. For most people, these are just words that don’t mean anything special. Hopefully, Tumblr and Apple have a good reason for creating this black list of words. What do you think? Are these restrictions helpful in any way or not? You can reply in the comments and share this exciting piece with other Tumblr users you know. Let the community know what happens
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