Mastodon is a social media platform that’s different from the others: it’s not owned by any one entity. Mastodon is a network of servers (or “instances”) that are each hosted and moderated by their respective owners. Posts on Mastodon are federated, meaning that they have the potential to be seen and re-shared by anyone in the entire network. We think this presents an exciting new opportunity for writers to reach more readers. Learn more about our approach to Mastodon.
Visit Medium's Mastodon instance, me.dm.
What you’ll get when you join me.dm
- A fresh, short Mastodon username like @firstname.lastname@example.org that matches your Medium profile.
- An easy way to share your own Medium stories or short-form thoughts to millions of potential readers on the Mastodon network.
- Access to a fast, stable, professionally-operated Mastodon instance.
- A great local feed featuring posts from fellow Medium writers and readers.
- Hand-picked recommendations for interesting people to follow on Mastodon.
Create your me.dm account
You must have a Medium account with an active membership subscription in order to create a me.dm account. Learn more about becoming a Medium member.
- Go to medium.com/mastodon.
- Confirm your username and create your me.dm password.
- Click Create account. Your profile information on Medium will be copied over to your new profile on me.dm. You can edit your profile information at any time, but the username cannot be changed.
- For more information about managing your account, posting content, and using Mastodon, please visit the official Mastodon documentation.
- Read our getting started list that can help you get oriented and make the most of Mastodon.
- Follow our team account @medium.