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Month of mobile: Tumblr updates iOS apps with support for Instagram, social sharing

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Okay, Tumblr, we get it. You’re giving us a lot of mobile love this week.

The company released an update to its iOS app today, after revamping its Android app and launching a Windows Phone 8 app.

The blog-about-anything platform hasn’t made a lot of cosmetic changes to the app. Instead, it seems to have focused on sharing and organizing capabilities in this update. It has added options that allow you to share posts immediately from the app to Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media, according to a blog post by the company. If you are browsing, but want to check out posts later, you can also now save to Instagram and Pocket from the app.

It had also created a new template for posting through email.

Other small changes include a new way to close out photos by “flicking” it up or down, similar to Facebook’s functionality. GIFs will also continue to move as you scroll, and the app’s new search lets you look through those you follow, which have been alphabetized.

Earlier this week the company launched its first Windows Phone 8 app, which pushes Tumblr posts to the phone’s “live tiles,” or the interactive boxes known as a symbol of the Windows 8 operating system. The company also added a fun, spring-y actions menu to its Android app that pops out of the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

The update is available for both iPhone and iPad.

Tumblr app images via Tumblr