StumbleUpon Help Center

New User Guide

How to get Started on StumbleUpon
How do I Start Stumbling?
How do I add or stop following Interests?
How do I Stumble just one of my current Interests?
What do all the different icons on the StumbleBar do?
How do I share web pages I find with others?
Where can I find web pages I have Liked?
What are “followers” and what is “following”?
How do I find people I know who are already using StumbleUpon so I can follow them?
Where can I find other similar Stumblers to connect with?
Can I see my past Stumbles? Can I delete my History?
I have an issue with my account or settings


How to get started on StumbleUpon
StumbleUpon is great for finding you content you might never have otherwise found on your own. After you create an account and select Interests, make sure to find and connect with your friends on StumbleUpon (this lets you share your great finds easier as well as helps improve the quality of your Stumbles).

From here it’s all about Stumbling! You can start Stumbling from anywhere on StumbleUpon by clicking the “Stumble!” button in your StumbleBar at the top of your screen. We take in a lot of different signals to ensure we are showing you the best stuff on the Internet. You can make sure you are getting the best recommendations by Liking and Disliking web pages we show you, following other members whose Likes you find interesting, and following to a variety of Interests. This all helps us personalize your Stumbles so we can show you the best of the Web.


How do I start Stumbling?
All you need to start Stumbling is a StumbleUpon account and an Internet connection. First make sure you are signed up and have selected several Interests you would like to find web pages about. Once you’ve logged into, you can then start Stumbling at anytime by clicking the “Stumble!” button in the top left of the black web-based StumbleBar on any page.


How do I add or stop following Interests?

To add a new Interest:

1) Go to the Interests page or select Edit Interests from the StumbleBar Mode selector menu.
2) Select the Topic tab you want to explore.
3) Browse the available Interests via the tiles displayed in the Topic tabs.
4) Click the tile for that Interest to add it to your current Interests. A blue check mark will confirm your selection.


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To stop following an Interest:


1) Go to the Interests page or select Edit Interests from the StumbleBar Mode selector menu.
2) Click the blue check mark on the Interest you want to Unfollow.

How do I Stumble just one of my current Interests?

Click the Stumble Mode button in your StumbleBar and select an Interest

What do all the different icons on the StumbleBar do?
The StumbleBar is your gateway to exploring the Web! Let’s break down the StumbleBar’s different buttons. Buttons on the various browser StumbleBars may vary slightly in appearance and options.

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Starting from the left:
1. The Stumble button will take you to your next recommendation.

2. The Like button is your tool to tell us what web pages you like. These pages will be saved to your Profile page so you can easily find them later

3. .The Share button allows you to add a personal message and share a web page you’ve Stumbled with a follower on StumbleUpon or your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter.

4.The List button allows you to add Stumbles to existing Lists or create new Lists.The Dislike button is your tool to tell what web pages you dislike. This will help us learn what kind of stuff not to recommend to you.

5. The Dislike button contains a drop-down that allows you to pick a specific reason why you do not like a web page. The reasons you can choose include:

- Not for Me when a web page is not in-line with your Interests (don’t worry, you are only rating the individual article  or web page).
- Already Seen Page if you have seen the web page already or the same content hosted on a different web page (examples: news articles taken verbatim from a news web pages, photos taken from a photo web page, re-uploaded videos on YouTube, online games re-hosted on another server, etc. Critique, satire, remixes of content from other pages are acceptable and should not be flagged).
- Page Doesn't Load when a web page appears to be broken or a 404.
- Report: Spam should be used for content with no value for you or any other member. You may use this option for Stumbles that are unsolicited requests to register, look suspicious or contain scams.
-Report Wrong Topic If the page is not in the correct Interest you can report it and suggest a better Interest for it to be in.
- Block Site to block an entire domain, which means you will no longer receive any pages from that domain again. You can unblock the domain later if you change your mind from your “Stumbles” tab in your Settings pages.

6. The Interest button will let you pick what to Stumble. Choose a specific Interest, or a mode such as
Activity, Trending, Photos, or Videos to filter your Stumbles.

7. The Info button shows how many users have Liked the current page and contains a link to a page where you can see more information on a particular Stumble.

8. The Profile button will show a blue dot when you have pending shares or updates for your account. Clicking this button will open the Activity Center where you can see your notifications and Shares. It also contains a navigation menu to take you to your Profile and other pages.

Where can I find web pages I have Liked?
Web pages you have Liked will be shown on your Profile page. 


What are Followers and what is Following?
A Follower is a Stumbler who is Following your Likes. If your Followers enjoy your Likes and Additions, and Like them, then these web pages will increase in popularity, circulate more widely and be seen by other Stumblers who follow the same Interests.

Following a Stumbler will add their Likes to your stream of recommended web pages (where your Interests coincide). You should only follow another Stumbler if you like the web pages they like and if you would want it to influence your future Stumbles. You can see who is following you by going to the Followers tab on your Profile and who you are following by clicking Following. You can follow a maximum of 600 Stumblers.


How do I find people I know who are already using StumbleUpon so I can follow them?

If you know their username you can to their profile by going to and replace USERNAME with their username.


Where can I find other with other Similar Stumblers to connect with?
You can find other Stumblers to follow several ways:

- Visit the Info page for a Stumble and see other Stumblers who Like it.
- Check out the Stumblers suggested for you to follow on the Follow page.
- View a Stumbler’s Profile and look under their Following and Followers tabs to see other Stumblers they are following that may be of interest to you.


Can I see my past Stumbles? Can I delete my History?
You can find all the past web pages you’ve directly Stumbled on StumbleUpon by going to your Profile page and clicking the History tab. Other Stumblers cannot see your History and this is private to you. However, you cannot delete your History.

I have an issue with my account or settings
Please read our Help Center article on Account Settings:
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