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To respond to a Medium post, sign in and click Write a response underneath the post.


Responses link back to the original post, but have their own page and act just like any post on Medium. You can add any formatting, images or embeds as in a regular post

Respond inline

To respond to a specific line in a post, highlight the text and click the word bubble icon 💬  > type your response in the box that pops up.


Clapping for responses

  • If the original post author applauds a response, that response will appear below the story.
  • If the post author doesn't applaud a response, it won't appear automatically unless readers click Show more

Managing Responses

Post authors can also choose to hide all responses from appearing on their piece, or click Manage responses to choose which ones to display. 

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