How to Make Your Asks Private in Tumblr

by Erin McManaway

Tumblr is an online blogging community that lets you blog and interact with other Tumblr users. One feature that Tumblr provides is the Ask option, where visitors can click a link and send a question to your Tumblr inbox. You can then type and post an answer on your blog in reply or you can choose to answer the question privately instead.

Log in to your Tumblr blog and then click the “Inbox” icon. You'll see a list of questions that other Tumblr users have asked you.

Click the “Answer” link on any Asks you want to answer. A new text box appears under that specific question.

Type your answer in the text box and then click the “Answer Privately” button located under the text box, next to the Publish button. This sends a private answer to the inbox of the Tumblr user who sent you the Ask instead of publishing it publicly on your Tumblr blog.


About the Author

Erin McManaway holds a B.A. in professional writing from Francis Marion University, where she earned the Richard B. Larsen Memorial Award for Business and Technical Writing. She has worked in materials development, media and information technology in the nonprofit sector since 2006. McManaway has also been a writer and editor since 2008.

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