How To Temporarily Deactivate your Tumblr Account


Emma Asked:


Hello. Is there any way I can temporarily deactivate my entire Tumblr account (all blogs at the same time) to get it back a few weeks later without deleting it forever?.



No, unfortunately, you cannot temporarily disable or shut down your tumblr account. If you delete your tumblr account, that is forever and it gets shut down permanently, we can asure you that is almost impossible to get it back if you do that.

There is one method though, that would make your visitors believe you have indeed close your account, just completely delete your theme code, we mean all of it, and save. Also, you can try placing a redirect to any random page on the internet (more on tumblr redirects after the link). This way, your blog would appear just as a blank page, or get pointed to some other website.

Other options to disable your Tumblr Blogs “for a while” would be to password protect them, but that only applies to secondary blogs. You can also try by changing your Tumblr Blog url, but the people following you would find out since Tumblrs syncs the follower database with url changes.

6 Responses to "How To Temporarily Deactivate your Tumblr Account"

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  1. sheen

    June 28, 2012 at 10:05 am

    is it possible that you can provide this service of temporary disabling of the accounts for the ease of your users? i mean, it would mean a great deal to us. facebook has this function, so i hope that tumblr, a very well-loved site by us users can do the same to provide us with such a handy function if possible. thank you very much

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    Mr. Tumblr Reply:

    We are not Tumblr.

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  2. ashleekijiji

    August 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    thanks a ton!

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  3. regina

    March 21, 2013 at 4:01 am

    hi, i need help…. somebody post my picture in tumblr, how can i delete or request of termination of the account.. somebody using my photo. pleasee!!!!

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  4. traveller

    March 21, 2013 at 4:03 am

    can somebody help me ??? somebody using my photo and post in tumblr without my permission, how can i report or delete?

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  5. KP

    May 21, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks. I erased my theme like you said and my page turned to white. :)

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