Sign in or sign up by email

Creating your Medium account or signing in with an email address is quick and easy.

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  1. On the Medium homepage, click Sign in in the top-right corner.
  2. Choose Sign in with email.
  3. Enter your email address and click Continue.
  4. Go to your inbox and open the verification email.
  5. Click Sign in to Medium in the email to be redirected to Medium and signed in to your account.
Note: The verification link will expire in fifteen minutes and can only be used once. If you run out of time or need a new email login later on, you can simply follow the same process again to get a fresh email login link.


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 or

Can I set up a password?

Medium does not support passwords. If you sign up by email, Medium sends out a one-time use link whenever you want to sign-in. If you sign up initially with Google, Twitter or Facebook, your password to access Medium will be whatever password you use to access those third-party services.

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