Making Tumblr easier with Google Photos

If you have a Tumblr and have a lot of pictures to post, you know it can be a pain to upload and set it all to post. I have a client that I have done Tumblr work with going in on the web interface can be jut painful when you have a lot to post. This past week I found a much better way to post to Tumblr!

The “cheat” as I call it, involves Google Photos and the Tumblr app. You will also be glad to know this works on iOS and Android. (I have tested it on both). The one thing you may have to do in iOS is add it to your share sheet. So how does it work?

IMG_9927Open your Google Photos app. This photo app is very snappy and is quick. You can scroll through your pictures with ease. The search is also amazing. Google knows where photos are taken even with out GPS data. If you type in Giraffes, all the giraffes in the library will come up. If you are like me and never label your pics, its a life saver. In short the app is very good at showing what is in your library.



Once you find the image you want to share tap it with your finger to bring up the image. After its opened you can share it with numerous apps. (Share icon is in the lower left corner, Center is Edit and right is information)


Just scroll through till you find the Tumbr icon and tap it.


This will open up the familiar Tumblr interface and select image. Select the image icon to include the picture. The link option will link back to your Google Photos.


This will show the Tumblr Post screen. You can add your caption, hostags and anything else you need.


When finished you can imply publish it or tap the gear icon and it will bring up the menus for post later, add to que, draft and a few other advanced options options.

After it’s set you can go back in Google Photos and select more images to share. One reason i like this is because it’s platform agnostic. Either operating system will do this easily. Both apps are in the Apple App Store and Google Play stores. Each of them are free. The Google Photos app gives you unlimited storage of photos and videos.

Tim is the founder of Element33. A social media agency specializing in education, management and strategy for small businesses. He comes from a traditional marketing agency but has embraced all things digital. He considers himself a marketing nerd and believes that all marketing is tied together. This means no matter what silo you are in, social, email, seach, etc, changes in one will affect the other!

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