About claps

Clapping allows you to show your support for a Medium story.

To clap for a story or list, press the clap button on the story page. You can clap up to 50 times per story or list, and you can use it to show the author how much you liked the story or list.

When ranking stories, our system will evaluate claps users give out on an individual basis, assessing their applause for a particular story relative to the number of claps they typically give.

Clapping for a story or list will notify the author that you applauded.

Remove claps

Web App
  1. Navigate to the story page.
  2. Click the  three-dot button at the bottom of the story.
  3. Click Undo applause for this post.

Clap list

To see who applauded how many times for your stories:

  1. Navigate to the story page.
  2. Click the number near the clap icon.
  3. You'll see a list of people, and how many claps each one gave.

Only a story's author can see how many claps individual users gave. Readers will see only a list of people who clapped.

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