The Tumblr app has been removed from the iOS App Store, with the company confirming that it is working on resolving an issue with it. It is unclear if Apple removed the app from the App Store or Tumblr itself took down the app.
The app seemed to have gone missing from the App Store earlier this week. Many users were having issues while searching inside the app with Safe Mode off. They tried to fix the issue by uninstalling and reinstalling the app which was when they discovered that it was missing from the App Store. Some users have managed to work around this issue by downloading the app from the Purchased section of the App Store, though this trick is not working for everyone.
It is unclear why Tumblr was removed from the App Store and for what reason. It is also unclear if Apple was the one to remove the app or Tumblr itself took it down. It is rumored that with search functionality broken, Apple took down the app because it served NSFW content to users which goes against the App Store’s guidelines. Apple had previously removed Telegram from the App Store since it was being used to share child pornography.
Whatever the case might be, with Tumblr acknowledging the missing app from the App Store, it is likely that we will see it make its return sooner than later.
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