Your profile page

Your Medium profile page is the place where people can find all your published stories, and where they can follow you to receive all your new stories right on their homepage.

Note: Profile design features are not supported on the Medium apps and mobile browsers. This option is only supported on desktop computers.

 

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Viewing your profile page


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Desktop iOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click on your @username located at the top of the menu, below your display name.

You can also go directly to medium.com/me to be redirected to your profile page. Please note that this is not your profile page URL.

Editing your profile name, picture, and bio


Desktop iOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Settings from the menu.
  3. In the Profile section, you can:
    1. Change your display name to appear on your public profile of up to 25 characters.
    2. Enter a bio of up to 160 characters. It may include a link.
    3. Change your profile image by clicking the camera icon on your current profile picture and uploading an image from your device.

Customizing your profile page


Desktop

Accessing the profile page editor

Note: Profile design features are not supported on the Medium apps and mobile browsers. This option is only supported on desktop computers.

  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Design from the menu.

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In the edit mode, you can click between Home and Article views in the top navigation bar to see how your changes reflect in each.

In the editor panel on the left side, you can:

  • Change your background and accent colors
  • Change your fonts
  • Customize publication homepage header

Changing your background and accent colors


In the editor panel on the left side of the page, click Colors to open the colors section, where you can change your profile's accent color, as well as the color of your background.

Accent color
Color used for the buttons and links, such as the publication's Follow button or the authors' names on your stories.
Background color
Color of the page on all your posts.

Your font color will adjust for darker background colors automatically to retain accessibility for your readers.

If you don’t like your changes, click Reset color from the color picker dropdown at the bottom to return to the previous color selection.

Changing your fonts


Click the Fonts section in the editor panel on the left side of the page to open the font options. Medium currently support three fonts, which you can apply to your story titles, details, and body.

Titles
Font used for story titles.
Details
Font used for story subtitles, publish date, author name, eyebrows, and headings.
Body
Font used in the body of your posts.

Customizing your profile header


Click Header in the design editor panel on the left side to open customization options for your profile header.

Changing the size and position of your name, bio, and Follow button


In the header layout options, you can:

  • Change the horizontal and vertical alignment of your name, bio, and Follow button
  • Change the size of your name, bio, and Follow button

Applying an image or color to your header's background


In the Background section, you can make the following changes:

  • Apply a color or image to your header’s background. 
  • Choose between a solid image or color or a gradient overlay. 
  • Adjust the display type and position of your image, if applicable.

Tip: If you're adding an image, make sure to include alt text as well.

You can also change the story page’s header background color in this window. Click over to the story view to see the changes.

Adding a logo or customizing your display name


In the Name section of the header dropdown, you can add and adjust a logo for your publication. If you don’t have a logo to upload, you can edit the color and size of your display name here instead.

Tip: When adding a logo, upload it as a .PNG file so that its background is transparent.

If you are using a logo, you can choose to carry it over to display on your story header or simply uncheck "Show logo on Story header" if you'd prefer to display your display name as text.

Finally, you can edit the color and position of your profile bio in the Bio section. Choose one of the options.

Header
Displays your profile bio directly on your header, below your display name or logo.
Sidebar
Displays your profile bio on the left hand side of your profile page, about half way down the page.

Pinning stories on your profile page


Desktop

You can pin stories on your profile page to always have them at the top of the feed.

  1. On your profile page, click the  three-dot button on the lower right hand side of the story card.
  2. Choose Pin story from the menu.

You can pin as many stories as you want, and the most recently pinned piece will have top priority.

Pinned stories appear only on your profile page on desktop. Mobile apps don't support pinned stories at this time.

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