After the announcement made a few days ago of the withdrawal of adult content from Tumblr starting on December 17, many users of the platform wonder if some of their own published or sticker content will be hidden forever.
Tumblr to remove adult content on December 17
Tumblr has detailed what kind of content will not appear again on the social network, those in which explicit sex scenes are published or genitalia appear, and which will not be filtered, such as mothers breastfeeding or sanitary scenes such as childbirth. In addition, Android users will have at their disposal a button to claim the platform if they do not agree with the removal of a post for sexual reasons.
In any case, many Tumblr members do not want to risk losing some of their posts and prefer to leave these contents safe on their hard drives. Here we explain a simple step-by-step guide to download the contents of the platform.
First, you need to go to the account settings panel located in the person-shaped icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Once in this panel, you have to select from which blog you want to export the data, looking on the right side of the screen. It is likely that, since Tumblr allows you to have different blogs in the same account, several different headings appear in the list on the right. It is necessary to repeat this process with all the blogs individually since there is no option to download all at once.
Once you have selected the blog from which you want to download the data, just press the "Export" option. After this operation, Tumblr will begin to create a backup of the blog content, this process can take several hours depending on the amount of content.
Once the file is ready for download, the backup message will disappear and an option to " Download Backup " will be enabled. When this button is clicked, the platform will provide the user with a ZIP file with the requested data.
This ZIP will contain a folder with all the publications and drafts in an HTML file, a folder that will contain all the multimedia files associated with the blog, be they photos, audios, video or GIFs, and an XTML file with all the publications and conversations.