Importing a post to Medium

If you have a story published elsewhere and would like to import it to Medium, you can use this handy import tool. Using the import tool will automatically backdate the post to the original date, as well as add a canonical link to make sure your SEO won't be penalized.

Importing a post

  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture and click Stories.
  2. Click Import a story in the top-right corner.
  3. Paste the URL of the story you'd like to import into the field and click Import.
  4. Click See your story.
  5. Edit your post and click Publish to publish it on your profile.

Imported stories will automatically apply a canonical URL referencing the original source material.

Note: You may only import content from other sites for which you have the right to do so.


Why can't my story be imported?

If the import tool is unable to import your post, you might need to manually move your content to Medium. To learn more about this, see this article.

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