Write series

Series is a mobile-first format that lets you publish stories on cards, which can be added over time. You can learn more about series in this article.

Creating a series


Desktop iOS
  1. Click on your avatar in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Series.
  3. Click Create series.

Note: Series editor is not supported on Android.

Formatting 


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 Text entry and formatting works the same as it does on Medium posts. 

Cards can be either left-aligned or centered and will apply to all contents.

Embeds are not currently supported. 

Add & remove cards


To add a new card on web, select a card and press the down arrow icon above it > choose Insert card before, after or delete:

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To add a new card in iOS, click the plus (+) and (-) icons to add or remove cards.

Re-order cards


To re-order cards using the web editor, click and drag the drag icon (six dots) to place the selected card where you want it. 

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Cards cannot currently be re-ordered in the iOS editor. 

Images


You can use your phone's camera or photo library to upload images to series. You will need to grant Medium access to your camera and/or photo library. 

  • Fullscreen - image expands to fill the screen, and will be cropped automatically. 
  • Tilt - large images (especially landscape format) can be explored by tilting your phone.
  • Inline - images will scaled instead of cropped to fit screen, and may be accompanied by tex. 

All image formats can accept a caption. 

To remove images in iOS, click the X in upper right corner of that card. On web, select the image and press backspace on your keyboard. 

Preview & Publish


While working in the web editor, you can click Send preview to phone which will send a push notification to your iOS app. 

Press publish.

Share


To share a series, tap the top of the screen (or go to the end) > tap Share this series. 

Series are currently only viewable on iPhone and Android, so anyone with a share link on web will be prompted to view it on their phone. 

Edit & stats


To edit a series or view its stats, tap the top of the screen > tap the down arrow > tap Edit or Stats. Or access these options from the last page of your series. 

Video


iOS users can upload videos to Series, with a maximum of 30 seconds in length.

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