Your profile page URL

Your Medium URL is a link to your public profile page in the format, 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.

Supported profile page URL schemes

Currently, Medium supports three different URL schemes for profile URLs.

Type URL scheme
Default profile page URL
Profile page on a subdomain URL
Profile page on a custom domain URL

Setting up your Medium subdomain for the first time


If you don't have a subdomain set up yet, you will be prompted to set it up when you publish a story from your desktop computer. This feature is not supported on mobile apps.

You can also force changing your subdomain at any time by following these steps:

  1. On your desktop computer, go to
  2. Follow the instructions to set up your Medium subdomain.

If your existing Medium username has a “.” or “_” in it, those will automatically be changed to a dash (“-”) when you claim your subdomain.

What happens when you set up a new subdomain URL?

  • If you choose the same name in your subdomain as your old Medium @username, your old profile URL will automatically redirect to your new subdomain URL.
    For example, will automatically redirect to
  • If you choose a new subdomain name, your @username profile URL will not automatically redirect to your new subdomain URL, which means that your Medium profile will not be accessible under the old URL.
  • Regardless of your new profile URL, all of your post URLs will automatically redirect to the new URL scheme. This means that no post URLs will break after you set up your subdomain.

After you set up your subdomain URL, we recommend updating 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.  

Changing your Medium subdomain 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 subdomain URL will stop working and will no longer show your profile page. You should update any links to your profile page from other places (e.g. Twitter bios, email footers, etc.)
  • 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.

Setting up a custom domain

If you want to use your own custom URL for your profile page, see this article to learn how to set up your custom domain.

The profile page URL (legacy)

Accounts set up prior to October 2020 have the old profile URL scheme and will be prompted to set up their subdomain on their account as described in sections above. In the meantime, you can still change the username in your URL in your Settings prior to setting up your subdomain.

Desktop iOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. In the Your username section, click Change username and choose you new username.
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