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Tumblr revamps Android app with 'total facelift'

Blogging platform Tumblr has rolled out a new version of its Android app, bringing a revamped user interface and some other goodies.

"Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift!" according to a post on the company's staff blog.

The new user interface includes a small menu button on the bottom right-hand side of the app. Clicking this button pops out all the different options, letting you quickly add a video, link, quote, photo, text, or chat.

"We've completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more," Tumblr said. The company did not elaborate on what else it changed.

The latest iteration of the app (version 3.3) is available for download in Google Play now.

The update comes after Tumblr last month released a new version of its iOS app, which includes a brand-new camera, and lets users create and share photo collections. There were also reports last month that Tumblr is planning roll out its ad platform to mobile, which has seen a huge jump in traffic.

Founded just five years ago, the blogging platform and social-networking site has a worldwide audience of nearly 170 million monthly visitors, Tumblr founder and CEO David Karp announced on company's staff blog back in November, citing data from web analytics firm Quantcast.

Late last month, Tumblr reached another major milestone, becoming home to its 100 millionth blog. At this point, some 44.6 billion blog posts have been created and posted on Tumblr to date. Additionally, there are some 80.2 million Tumblr posts created each day.