Your profile page URL

Your Medium URL is a link to your public profile page in the format medium.com/@yourname, which you can share with others so they can read your latest stories and follow you on Medium. To learn more about your profile page, see this article.

Changing your profile page URL

Desktop iOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Settings from the menu.
  3. In the Profile section, scroll down to URL and click Edit to change your Medium URL.
  4. Click Save to save your changes.

What happens when you change your Medium URL?

  • Your old profile page URL will stop working and will no longer show your profile page.
  • Your existing posts will be re-directed when people visit old URLs.
  • Any previous at-mentions of your name or username will still work and link to your profile page.

After you change up your profile page URL, make sure to update your profile page URLs whenever possible (e.g. links in Twitter bio) to make sure that people can reach you.

When you update your URL, Google and other search engines will also need to update your new profile page and post URLs in their search results. This process requires no action on your part, and might take up to a few weeks, and mostly depends on how popular the URLs are (for example, someone with more published stories, and thus more links, might get updated faster). Please note that this process is beyond Medium's control.

Common questions

Why do some profile pages have other URL schemes?

In the past, Medium offered a way to set up your URL in the medium.com subdomain (yourname.medium.com) as well as to set up your own custom domain. These features are no longer supported, but you can still find such profile page URLs on Medium.

The table below shows all supported URL schemes on Medium.

Type URL scheme
Default profile page URL medium.com/@yourname
Profile page on a subdomain URL (deprecated) yourname.medium.com
Profile page on a custom domain URL (deprecated) yourdomain.com
Can I set up a subdomain URL for my profile page?
Medium no longer offers a way to change your URL from the default URL scheme to a Medium subdomain URL. Learn more.
I have a subdomain URL. Can I change back to the default URL scheme?
If you already have a subdomain URL, at this time there is no way to revert back to the default URL scheme.
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