About shortform content

Shortform on Medium is a post that is 150 words or less. This excludes kickers, titles, subtitles, and image captions.

If you write a post that is 150 words or less, Medium will automatically classify that as shortform content. (You can check your word count by highlighting all the text in your draft or edit mode (excluding kicker, title, subtitle, or image caption), and the word count will appear in the top left corner.)


Distribution of shortform content

  • Shortform content only appears on profile and beta publication feeds. 
  • It is not eligible for additional curated distribution at this time.
  • It will not fan out to your followers' Daily Digests at this time.
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