Babblr: Tumblr Chat Client Launches May 7
Tumblr users who have been waiting anxiously to unleash their inner social-media butterfly can rejoice: the Babblr Tumblr chat client will be officially launching on May 7 at 6 PM. If you sign up for the Babblr Tumblr chat client now, you can get it for free on its launch date. Otherwise, users will have to fork over a one-time fee of $0.99 for the Tumblr extension.
Signing up for Babblr now will also put you on the beta test list to try out the new chat client, although beta access is being granted in batches at the moment.
As it exists currently, Tumblr only allows users to follow blogs, posts and append re-blogged posts with their comments. The closest thing to chat functionality has been a "send fan mail" function that does what it sounds like it does. Babblr will be the first real-time communication feature ever baked into Tumblr.
"People want to communicate in realtime with their followers," Brandon Sowers, co-founder of Babblr told TechCrunch. "And this is a great tool for that."
After granting Babblr access to your Tumblr account, it will automatically take your contacts and use them to populate a chat list with three categories: Groups, Following and Followers. In the beta version, there is no function to delete individual users from the contact list, but the company confirms that in future releases, a feature called "stalker blocker" will be implemented.
According to Digital Trends, over 26,000 Tumblr users have already been given access to the Babblr beta test. If this is any indication, it seems safe to assume that the Babblr Tumblr chat client will have a fairly high adoption rate.
Ricoh's New Theta SC Is A More Affordable Version Of Its 360-degree Cameras
If you want a more affordable handheld 360-degree camera, grab the new Theta SC.
Tumblr vs Facebook: Which Offers The Best Live Streaming Option?
Facebook has been using live streaming for a while now and the feature has worked for the social media site. Now Tumblr is following suit with its own take on live streaming as well.
65 Million Tumblr Accounts Hacked: 5 Passwords Tips to Secure your Account
In the wake of the third largest breach after LinkedIn and Adobe, Tumblr falls prey to hackers--here are 5 pro tips for the strongest passwords.
Tumblr is freaking out all of its emotional teen users
Tumblr brings sponsored posts to its web-based network, everyone freaks out.
Hashtags aren't Facebook's main problem against Twitter, Tumblr (Opinion)
Some think that bringing hashtags to Facebook will help it in the social media war against Twitter and Tumblr. They're wrong.
MORE IN ITECHPOST
Limited Edition Apple Watch NikeLab Are Now Available
According to Nike, the Apple Watch NikeLab is a limited edition and designed to be the "ultimate style companion" for runners.
'Tokyo Ghoul' Season 3 Delayed By Its Live-Action Movie? Ken Kenaki Returns With Another Identity?
"Tokyo Ghoul" season 3's release is delayed and there are countless speculations as to why it is being pushed back. Reports claim that the show is to give way to "One Punch Man" and "My Hero Acdemia" but new rumors say that it's lack of materials and storyline as well as its live-action movie are causing the delay.
Overwatch Update: Buggy D.Va Fixed, Game Reaches New Milestone
Well, looks like the fan-favorite D.Va is back in Overwatch. Check out the details here!