How to ask an anonymous question on Tumblr?

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Can I ask an anonymous question on Tumblr on any blog?

First of all, you need to understand that not all blogs you find or follow on this one platform have the question option enabled. In other words, even if you want, you will not be able to ask questions of any kind, neither public nor anonymous, so the usual options for carrying out this interaction will not be shown.

If a blog has this instead option activated, you can easily ask the questions you want, in the format you prefer. Next, you will see how to get it in the desktop and mobile version.



Questions about Tumblr in the browser or on the desktop

Now, for ask an anonymous question on Tumblr you must first log in from the browser (preferably in Google Chrome), if you have an account, otherwise you have to create it. In this way, you will be able to make requests in the three ways that this platform allows you, although two of them do not require you to login, possibly by running one of these two you will find the error "Tumblr Safe Mode".

The first is simple, from the control panel of your page, choose the blog you are following from the list, which will launch you on the site.

Its content should appear in a dedicated side section, where you will find a chat icon at the top right. When you click on this button, two options will appear in a drop down box, where you have to choose the option that says "Ask a question".

Alternatively, and as a second option, you can enter the blog profile by clicking on its avatar, where you will see several links. One of these is called "Ask me whatever it is" which also performs the function of asking a question directly to the blog.


Finally, and as a final method to ask an anonymous question on Tumblr, you can simply add «/ ask» at the end of the site URL, which will redirect you to the dialog where you can ask your question.


And you ask more how do i make it anonymous? After completing one of these three processes, as already mentioned, a dialog box will appear. In this dialog after typing your question, there will be a slide button at the bottom "Ask anonymously" which you will need to mark and then click on » Ask «.

Ask questions in the mobile app

Although the application for this platform is usually very intuitive, ask an anonymous question on Tumblr on usual creates a little more confusing.

However, if you know where to enter and how to do it, it's usually pretty straightforward, of course, as long as the blog has the settings of the question enabled .


As in the previous step, you need to enter the blog page and in the header select the chat bubble icon, then click on » Ask ". In that sense, here's the tricky part, since, in the mobile version, you won't see the button that allows you to anonymize a question, you'll see a status label instead.

This itself will be marked as «Public» on which means that your identity will be exposed, and to correct it you will only have to press on it, which will immediately change the status of the application to anonymous.


However, it is important to remember that, just as a blog can delete questions to them, it can also do so with the status of the same, that is, they can remove the possibility of making an anonymous one.

Now you just have to compose the question or request you want to make to the blog in question, change the status of the question and tap the button » Ask " down.

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