hey friends, so it looks like tumblr added a nifty (read: useless) new feature to messaging that’s opt-out. it looks a little something like this:
so we can now see who has been online recently, by the little green dot displayed on the userpic, if they have their Availability setting toggled on (which all users now seem to have, by default).
it seems able to track activity up to at least three hours (that’s the longest anyone who has this toggled has been away for), so i assume it would continue to track.
as i mentioned, this setting is opt-out, so you have to manually disable it.
for some, this feature will be useful, but i know that for someone like me, having people able to see my “online” status really bothers me, and i turn off the tracking for that on every website that i’m part of.
so, this sucks, and you don’t like it. how do you get rid of it?
Click the Account icon at the top right of your Dashboard
Click on Settings
On the Account Settings landing page, find ‘Availability’ (it’s under Security)
※these steps are iOS specific, though i assume it’s pretty similar on Android, etc. devices)
I have this problem where I assume anyone with extensive knowledge of Stranger Things also has extensive knowledge of IT (and vice versa) simply because they are both linked by the 80s, a group of 12-13 year old misfits, and Finn Wolfhard. I just want to apologize to anyone who falls victim to my assumptions.