turning off tumblr’s updated IM ‘online/offline’ feature
Whenever you’re logged in on your account, it’ll show a green dot next to your icon in the instant messaging list. ex:
Some of you people out there (like me) with anxiety problems might be panicking, or maybe you just like your privacy and don’t want people to be able to tell when you’re online every single time. Fortunately Tumblr did a good, and gives you the option to turn this feature off.
All you need to do is go to your account settings ( or go to http://www.tumblr.com/settings/account ), found here:
And turn off this option:
Now if you look, the green online dot is no longer there, but I’m still logged in!
Sidenote that sideblogs don’t have the ‘availability’ option, only the main blog does, so you don’t need to worry about going to the settings of all your sideblogs to change this.
However know that if you have the availability setting turned ON, all of the sideblogs attached to that blog will ALSO be labeled as ‘online’ whenever you are logged in as well.