Tumblr might make your blogging messaging easier as they’ve released a new, interesting messaging feature that some users have been clamoring for. If you have a personal blog with Tumblr you will now be able to respond to blogging messages directly from your blog with the new “Private Answers” feature unveiled by Tumblr. The new feature allows you to message other users without posting anything publicly.
Tumblr even added a unified inbox that rests at the top toolbar of the Dashboard. It will alert you when you have unread messages. As long as you enable the feature telling you have submissions, you have that too. If you have more than one Tumblr site, the feature will tell you what messages are coming from which site. Another new feature is the option to delete all messages. That’s my favorite feature.
You may say to yourself, “this stuff is nothing new on other websites as a messaging system.” But wait, it is now being offered on Tumblr, which is way cool, and it is a sigh of relief for Tumblr users. However, there is one drawback and it may be a big one for you. In order to do an entry on the new messaging system you need to have your own Tumblr account. Never fear, you can choose anonymous messages to still leave a message on someone else’s Tumblr blog.
According to Tumblr, the new messaging system is the beginning of a collection of new features Tumblr is preparing to release together with their new fancy, doodah Dashboard.