Claps

Clapping allows you to show your support for a Medium post and recommend it to your followers.

Clapping for a story


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

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

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

Remove claps


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  1. Navigate to the post page.
  2. Mouse over the clap button on the left side of the post.
  3. Click the X button.

You can also remove your claps by clicking the ... button on the bottom of the post and clicking Undo applause for this post.

Fans


To see who applauded how many times for your posts:

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

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

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