Tumblr launches instant messaging on Android, iOS, and the web

Tumblr users can finally carry on real time conversations with one another. Today the company announced that instant messaging launches today across Android, iOS (assuming you’ve got the latest versions of each app), and the web. But it’s not immediately available to everyone; Tumblr says it’s taking a “viral” approach to rolling out messaging. It’s giving the new feature to 1,500 users to start. Everyone those people message will also gain the new function, and the chain goes on from there. “You’ll receive the messaging feature when a friend who has it already messages you, passing it along,” reads a new support page with more specifics on messaging.

Tumblr says everyone will get it sometime in December. For now, you’re limited to text…

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