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
- On your homepage, click on your profile picture.
- Click Settings from the menu.
- In the Profile section, scroll down to URL and click Edit to change your Medium URL.
- Click Save to save your changes.
- In the app, tap on your your profile picture on the bottom bar.
- Tap the three-dot button in the top-right corner.
- Tap Settings.
- Tap Account.
- In the Profile section, scroll down to URL and tap Edit to change your Medium URL.
- Tap 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.
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.
|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|