One legitimately weird thing about Tumblr is that when you reblog a post, you have full editing power over the original caption. Sometimes that’s funny, sometimes it’s not—but in any case it’s something that’s concerned a lot of you for a while now. We’re finally fixing it.
Starting today, people will be able to reblog your posts with all of its captions intact, or with all of them removed, but they won’t be able to edit your words. Phew.
How do I reblog now?
Same as you’ve always done: Hit the reblog button, type your comment in the caption box (or not!), and click “Reblog.”
Can I still remove the comments?
Yup! We just said that. Go for it. Hit the reblog button and click on the X that appears when you hover over the comments.
Aren’t the mobile apps already like this?
Exactly. We’re trying to keep the Tumblr experience consistent across platforms. Consistently good, we hope.
Okay, how do I reblog starting with a caption that’s in the middle of a reblog chain?
If you want to reblog from a certain point in the thread, you can do that the same way you always have. Just click on the username of the last comment you want to appear in your post, and reblog directly from their post (there’s a reblog button in the top right-hand corner of the page).
This all brings added integrity to the reblog process and ensures that your comment remains as-typed in the reblog chain, forever and ever amen. Nobody should be able to put words in your mouth! You can think for yourself. And I mean, you have plenty of words in there already. PLENTY.