Your profile page

Your profile on Medium consists of information publicly linked to your account.

Viewing and editing your profile

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View your profile page

To open your profile page, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page and click Profile.


Your profile includes:

  • Profile picture
  • Short bio
  • Profile image
  • Linked social media accounts
  • Lists of people you follow and who follow you
  • Publications you edit
  • Top Writer badges
  • Recent posts you've written (plus an optional Featured post)
  • Articles you've highlighted, applauded or responded to

Edit profile

On your profile page, click Edit profile to edit your profile. From here, you can:

  • Change your display name to appear on your public profile of up to 25 characters.
  • Enter a bio of up to 160 characters. It may include a link.
  • Change your profile image by clicking the camera icon on your current profile picture and uploading an image from your device.

When you're done with making changes, click Save.

Tip! To change your username, which is visible in your profile URL, see Change username.

Feature a story on your profile

You can feature one story at the top of your profile page. That story will show up in a separate section before all your latest articles.

  1. Go to your profile page.
  2. Click the  "..." button on the post you want to feature.
  3. Click Feature at the top of your profile.

If you don't set a featured story yourself, your most recent Partner Program story (if you've published any) will be automatically moved to the featured slot. You can replace it at any time by featuring any other story of your choice.

Common questions

What is my profile URL?

If you go to your profile page, your profile URL will show up in your browser's address bar. If you're on iOS or Android, tap the Share button located on your profile page to copy your profile page URL.

How can I share my profile page with others?
To share your profile page with someone, simply copy the profile page URL and send it to them. You can copy your profile page URL from your browser's address bar. If you're on iOS or Android, tap the Share button located on your profile page.
How can I change my username?
You can change your username in Settings.
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