Sign in or sign up with Twitter

You can sign in or create a new account with Twitter with just a few clicks.

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  1. On the Medium homepage, click Sign in in the top-right corner.
  2. Choose Sign in with Twitter.
  3. Authorize Medium to access your Twitter account.
  4. Click Ok to be redirected to Medium and signed in to your account.

Troubleshooting

Why can’t I sign in to my account?

It's possible you've created multiple Medium accounts using different social media accounts or email addresses.

Make sure that your browser is logged in to the Twitter or Facebook account that you used to create your Medium account, or you are using the email address with which you originally signed up.

You can verify which account you are logged in to by visiting Twitter.com or Facebook.com.

What if I lose access to my Twitter account?

You can always sign in with the email address associated with your Medium account, even if you've closed your social media account.

Once you've signed back in, go to your Settings page and remove or update your linked social media accounts.

What does Medium do with my Twitter account?

Twitter is one of our third-party sign-in partners. It's not required that you sign in or sign up through Twitter or any third-party service to use Medium. However, linking your Twitter account to your Medium account enables you to extend the functionality of what you publish on Medium to other social networks.

Twitter offers 3 levels of access to user accounts:

  • “read” (Read-only)
  • “read-write” (Read & Write)
  • “read-write-direct messages” (Read, Write, & Direct Message)

Our application, and most other Twitter enabled applications, uses the middle level (Read & Write). This level of permission allows to us to enable following @Medium on Twitter during the sign up flow, unless you opt-out of that option. We also use this permission to power a Medium-native Twitter sharing function. We won’t ever change your profile, send tweets you didn't initiate, follow other accounts on Twitter, or do anything else nefarious to your Twitter account.

Unfortunately, we aren't able to request Twitter permissions individually, it’s only by the levels established by Twitter. For more details, see Twitter’s developer site.

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