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How to use the DeviantArt Mobile App




The DeviantArt App for iOS and Android mobile devices is considered one of the most significant innovations within an artistic community that is home to a huge number of users. It overcomes many of the limitations that the mobile version of the site in the mobile browser, such as adding the ability to upload our artworks, or make changes to our gallery, etc. The DA App includes the main browser (Today Page, What's Hot, Daily Deviations, Undiscovered), the Submit Page, Notifications/Notes (the latest update), Watch, profile view and more. However, the app is yet to have all the basic and advanced features of the web version (such as Polls and Critiques or access to Sta.sh).


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The App is available for download from Google Play for Android devices, from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch (For now only for iOS 8 or later, but there plans to upgrade also to iOS 7 in the future), from Amazon and even on mobile devices with Windows 10. At the top of any DeviantArt page, you find the "Mobile" link to access the respective download links.

This tutorial will cover basic information about using the DeviantArt App, especially highlighting the Android version in which this tutorial is based.


Login in to your account



After downloading and installing the DeviantArt App on your phone, you find the following home page to register for the first time on DA if you're not yet a member (Join Our Community), or access to your account if you are a user already registered (Login). You can also enter in the site as visitor on "Skip for now"

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Explore DeviantArt


As in the Web version of DeviantArt, you can also access the home page or Browse function of the site, which is divided into different sections:

  • Today Page
  • What´s Hot
  • Daily Deviations
  • Undiscovered
  • Explore
  • Browse among the different categories and use the search bar (which can be opened by touching the magnifier symbol) to obtain specific results. Touch the arrows in each category to display the respective sub-categories and tap the category you want to look for access to the results.

-Note: 
Each time you log in, you will always begin at the Undiscovered section, which can be changed by the settings of your account to display any of the other sections instead. To know how to make this change, continue reading.


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At the bottom of the App, you will find the navigation bar to access the main pages of DA: your Watch, Submit Page, Notifications and your notes


Visiting your Profile



To access your profile, you touch your avatar that you'll find in the top right of the application. The first thing you see is your artistic area and your tagline. This part slides to the left to view your user information, Deviant ID and general statistics of your account.

The navigation bar of your account is located just below and lets you access your Gallery, Journal, recent activity, your Favorites list, Watchers (or followers) and the comments section.

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Comments appear ordered from the most recent date and at the corner of each comment there a numerical tab that indicates the number of responses the comment has received. Pressing the tab you'll display the responses, while to hide press the "X".

With the "Add a Comment" option you can write a comment in the profile of the person that you are visiting. To respond to a comment already posted, you just have to tap the comment to open the response field.


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Your Watch



Touching the glasses symbol in the navigation bar of the application, you can access your Watch. This section shows the recent activity of users and groups you follow and has a space to publish a Status Update.

To make settings in this section, press the friends button found in the left of your avatar. You will see two tabs:

  • Watch: You can decide which notifications you want to receive from other users and groups, sliding or touching the green bar next to each notification to deactivate it. Upon doing so, you won't receive their notifications anymore.
  • Deviants & Groups that you are following in DeviantArt. The "Watch" button with ✓ indicates that you're following that person or group. If there is a "+" symbol, you're not currently watching that person, but you can do so by pressing the icon. The same can be done if you want to remove a person or group from your watch.

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Submitting Artwork


Press +Submit to access the Submit Page where you can upload your work. The page is divided into several tabs, depending on the type of publication you want to upload:

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  • Submit Art: To upload a work of art previously saved on your mobile phone, press the camera icon. You must wait for the image to be fully uploaded before choosing a category. You can then apply the appropriate settings to your deviation.
  • Journals and Literature: To write a new journal entry or a literary text, swipe right to their respective pages.  You can manually type in your entry here.
  • Status:  You can also upload a Status Update from here as well as in the Activity section of your profile and Watch.
There is a text field to add Tags, select a folder of your gallery to upload to, mention a user and access the advanced options of the deviation to allow or disallow comments in the publication, add watermark to your visual work, activate the download option and add a CC License to protect your work

You can also add images to your Journals and status updates. Finally, you must press the arrow button on the right to upload your publication


Viewing your Artwork


Once you have published a new work, you can access it through your gallery with just a touch on the image. In the upper right corner is a tab that opens the list of options you see in the first image below: Inform your watchers of your new publication through a Status Update, if it is the work of another person and you'd like to send the artwork privately to them, you can send them a note containing the artwork. You can share your image with friends through messaging applications (like Whatsapp) installed on your phone, download the image or copy the link to share elsewhere


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Below the image, you will find a series of tabs to display written info in the Author's Comment. At the end of it, you can see the tags added to the publication (without tags you'll see No Tags), statistics of the deviation, date that the art was published and options to add the author to your Watch or send a note. Comments received on the deviation appear below, as well as an indicator of the amount of favorites it's acquired. Touching the star adds the deviation to your favorites (you can even select a specific folder of your favorites section for the Deviation appear directly there). And the "More Like This" section, which displays artwork similar to the one you're viewing.

In the second image you'll find the Report Deviation option to send a report to the Staff of DA if you believe the deviation violates DeviantArt policy. The report forms are not yet available for viewing on the app, so you will be directed to the version of the page in the web browser on your mobile



Notifications



With the latest updates, the App offers a wider tray of Notifications and is grouped into different sections, for new comments received in your publications, Replies, Activity section that show who has given a favourite in your work and Mentions.

Touch any notification to view, ie, whether it is a comment, you can access the publication where the comment was made.

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Managing Notes


Now, the notes section of your account is available on the App and you can manage your notes in the same manner as in the web version of DA.

  • To write a new note, tap the envelope symbol next to your avatar.
  • Touch a new note to open it and read it. It contains a small options bar at the top. You can delete the note, mark it as favorite by touching the star (and will be placed in the "Starred" section), respond by pressing the arrow or mark the note unread.
  • You can also view your sent notes.
  • There isn't an option to create folders to organize your notes on the app (as on the website), but the App provides all the basic options for managing our notes

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Setting up your account


Last but not least, if you want to change some settings in your account (such as your avatar for example) go to your profile and press the wheel button in the upper right to access in Settings. The available options are:

  • Change Profile Pictures: To change your avatar and your Deviant ID
  • Update Personal Information: Edit your basic user information that appears on your profile, as seen in the second image below. It includes options for changing your password and your email address associated with your account. The user name is the only information that can not be changed from the app, regardless of if you're CORE user or not. This must be done on the desktop version of the website.
  • Account Settings: Here you'll find the general settings of your account. You can select the page that you'd like to be your home page each time you enter the app (in my case it's "Daily Deviations"), and select the notifications you want to receive.
  • Manage Watch: Another way to get to your Watch section and edit.
  • Select the level of quality of the images displayed in the App.
  • Activate the option to view those deviations that have the Mature Content filter activated.
  • Logout: Logs you out of your account.
To edit any information in this section you have to tap on it


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To consider


  • Journals that have a custom theme or skin may not display properly in the app. The app will prompt you to open the journal in your mobile browser if it believes the journal may not display properly.
  • The widgets that have been added to profiles from the web version are not displayed.
  • The functions that are not yet available: Sta.sh access, Edit your publications, display groups, Critiques, Prints, Polls, Chats and Forums, Contests, Commissions, Premium Content and downloads

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Star!  Now that you know about the amazing DeviantArt App, you are free to download it to your mobile and enjoy the experience! Star! 





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:iconkiamsoda:
Kiamsoda Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Is there a way to see polls on the app? (Sorry is I missed it in the journal)
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi emeraldkiarart 

I regret to inform you that it is not yet possible to see Polls through to the app, only from the website.
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:iconkiamsoda:
Kiamsoda Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Student Digital Artist
Alright, thank you
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:iconhiruhikari13:
HiruHikari13 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2019   Digital Artist
I want to make a small edit in my Bio on my page. But I don't see a save button.
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi HiruHikari13 

In the app, you can edit your basic profile information from the "Settings" section of your account. I do not remember if there is a save option (or if all editions are saved automatically) because I can no longer login from the app. But you can also edit this information by entering to the web version from your mobile´s browser.
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:iconmarkvernon:
MarkVernon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019  New Deviant
At the moment it is not possible to edit and deleting Deviations, Journals, Status Updates, Comments, Collections, and Galleries in the app.  Learn Web Design
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:iconprincessfireshine:
PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I need help on editing one of my drawings that I summited not long ago. How do I edit on this app? Please answer asap, thank you.
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BenjaminBrinckmann Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019
I've not found anyway to edit on the app, but if you go to deviantart using your browser on your phone it is easy to edit your submissions from there.
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello PrincessFireshine 

At the moment it is not possible to edit and deleting Deviations, Journals, Status Updates, Comments, Collections, and Galleries in the app. You can only do it from the website, with the "Edit" option within the deviation. 
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:iconprincessfireshine:
PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Student Digital Artist
that kinda sucks, sorry for sounding so blunt but it's true
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xXWinged-PotatoXx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019
PrincessFireshine 
you can go on safari/google and search for the desktop version (DA’s website) to edit deviations
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:iconprincessfireshine:
PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I know, thank you tho
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:iconxxwinged-potatoxx:
xXWinged-PotatoXx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2019
No problem, just wanted to help qwq
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:iconprincessfireshine:
PrincessFireshine Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2019  Student Digital Artist
I kow and you did your best
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:iconkoiizer:
koiizer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cant figure out how to buy points through the app??
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello seaafome 

At the moment it is not possible to use Points (Buy or send to other deviants, see your points balance, etc) in the mobile application.
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Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2019
How do I modify the art submissions on my watch list to thumbnails? I also can't read journals. It reflects very badly on you that these issues have not been fixed after so long.
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:iconsteampunk-brony:
Steampunk-Brony Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
How can edit our comment with the app?
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Steampunk-Brony 

At the moment it is not possible to edit and deleting Deviations, Journals, Status Updates, Comments, Collections, and Galleries in the app. 
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Dark-Nightshade Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2018  Student General Artist
How do you get to your Stash?
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Dark-Nightshade 

You can access to Sta.sh from the Submit> Sta.sh menu on the website. Unfortunately, Sta.sh is still not visible in the app.
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Dark-Nightshade Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Student General Artist
Thanks! Will the Sta.sh become available on the app?
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:iconblazingnightcat:
BlazingNightCat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
How do you separate your favorites into folders, though?
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @blazingnightcat

At the moment it is not possible to create, edit or delete folders in your gallery and favorites through the DA App. I recommend you to do it from the website, enter your favorites section and click on the "New Collection" option to create as many folders as you wish :).

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BlazingNightCat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
Ok, thanks for the help :3
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:iconnutamu:
nutamu Featured By Owner Edited Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
but...how to you clean out your watch on the app? Like I've seen a bunch of the stuff that shows up in my watch, but I can't clear it out to see other stuff. If I hold over the image there is no option to remove (good place to put it right?) just to share it, which already has a place in the app. This is an important feature. I open the app, I see the same deviations from those i follow...every time. It makes it impossible to use the app.
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Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @nutamu

The DeviantArt App has limitations in most of its functions, including the watch. By clicking on the symbol of the glasses for "Watch", two options will open: In the first you can configure in general way the type of notifications you want to receive from the users added to your watch. While in the second option you can add or delete a user of your watch, touching the respective symbol next to his name (not his user avatar) as you can see in this image:

https://sta.sh/0ssropi91am

To make a more complete edition in your Watch, I recommend you go to the DA website.

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:iconnutamu:
nutamu Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then, I may as well uninstall the app. I wanted the app to remove art in my watch on the go that I already saw or am not interested in seeing (as well as respond to comments..at least that works). Like groups that submit a lot of stuff at once, it would be nice to manage that away from a pc. If I wanted to turn off seeing everything from an artist, I wouldn't watch them then in the first place.
Even a simple email program can delete read emails ffs.
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FuschiaButterfly1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
does it work without wifi?
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @fuschiabutterfly1

You need an internet connection to access your account from the DeviantArt app, just like in other applications linked to websites.

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FuschiaButterfly1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, thanks.
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:iconnixiamii:
Nixiamii Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2018
I tried to delete a post but I can't it's so annoying!
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @nixiamii

I understand. The app does not yet have an option to edit or delete post / deviations.

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:icontyster882:
Tyster882 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Student General Artist
Good guide, but I wanna know.

How do you delete your deviations from the app?

Thanks in advance!
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @tyster882

At the moment it is still not possible to delete the deviations through the app, you can only do it on the website.

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:icontyster882:
Tyster882 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Student General Artist
O... shoot.

Well thanks anyway!

Better off with the bitter truth then the sweet lie, am I right?
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:iconspacenimation:
SpaceNimation Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only bad thing is that it does not work with mobile data for me, so I get back home to a spam
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Floridawilson844 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018
I went through this post about How to use the DeviantArt Mobile App. Good stuff mention in this post about that. Recently i have been faced issues while i tried to play a game on my laptop and i got Error code 0x80070057 and I went through www.lenovosupportphonenumber.c… and they assisted me perfectly to resolve my issues.
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:iconstarriwolfi:
StarriWolfi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For the website - when trying to change my profile picture it does not work- I am just wondering if there is anything to help that
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hello @starriwolfi

Sometimes this happens due to a delay in the update of the DeviantArt server and your image will be updated as soon as the servers are updated. But if the problem still persists, it is possible that it is a technical issue of the site. To solve this issue, I recommend you contacting the DA Staff from here: https://contact.deviantartsupport.com/en

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creepypastajack Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Does the app mean that DeviantArt has dropped support for the mobile website all together. I have been able tup upload to D.A. from my iPhone WITHOUT the app just fine until today. Now I keep getting this error that says: "Failed to update title" and it won't let me upload my Deviation unless I remove the apostrophe, now I can no longer submit Deviations with a possessive pronoun in the title from my phone. Like if I wanted to submit something with the title: Bob's Burgers for example, it wouldn't let me use the apostrophe. I sent a ticket to the Helpdesk but it seems as if they are less and less inclined to help people. They make it harder and harder to report a bug and the very-last time I sent them a ticket that was asking a genuine question, they marked it as solved despite never helping me or even responding to me at all. I was completely snuffed by them. Please, if anyone has any information on this at all; please help me. DeviantArt has never officially stated that they stopped supporting the mobile site but I don't know for sure.
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Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi creepypastajack 

I understand that you feel frustrated about it, anyone would feel the same way being in your place; you are not the only one. Both the application of DeviantArt and the website have experienced many technical errors since were released to the public for the first time, this is not uncommon but it does not make it any less annoying ...everyone want a pleasant experience on the site without happening this type of things.

And I regret that the DA Staff will mark your report as resolved without giving you an answer, that does not sound very professional on your part and it is true that they should do a better job; but we must also bear in mind that they are people like us, they have their lives off the Internet and it should not be easy to manage a community as big as DA formed by millions of users around the world, of which the staff receive reports every day about some inconvenience on the site. I would feel overwhelmed by such a lot of work if I were part of the Staff, but I would try to help the users as much as possible and not leave them without the answers they need. Unfortunately, I am a common member as everyone, by this reason I do not know how things work among the administrators or how they organize themselves to attend the reports. 

It is difficult to say what can be done in this case since the most advisable option is to go with the Staff of DeviantArt, there is no other way to solve a technical error like this without their intervention (sometimes the errors are solved by themselves but not It is always so). You have tried to delete the cookies and the cache of your browser on the PC? And uninstall the app to reinstall it ?. Apparently this should help something, but if you have already done it and the situation has not changed I can not think of anything else to do ... just write another report to the staff and see if someone responds this time.

I would like to help you in another way but there are not many options, I can only help other users with recommendations but not solve problem completely because I am not an administrator :/.
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creepypastajack Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
It's been fixed now. Chris, my savior helped me fix it. :love: Bless his heart.
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All right! I'm glad to know you've been able to solve your problem :thumbsup:
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:iconcreepypastajack:
creepypastajack Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
:huggle:
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:icon9andninjaturtlefan:
9andNinjaTurtleFan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2018   General Artist
How do you join in a group with the mobile app? 
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:iconpascua-tanya:
Pascua-Tanya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi purpleheart95 

At the moment there is no full access to the groups from the DeviantArt app and I would not know say if this function will be added in the future. The Staff has not created new updates for quite some time.
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:icon9andninjaturtlefan:
9andNinjaTurtleFan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018   General Artist
Okey Doke! Thank you. 
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