Your stories

There are three types of posts on Medium:

  • Drafts are unfinished posts that have not yet been published. Other Medium account holders can only read your draft if you share the URL.
  • Public posts are published and can be read by anyone from your profile page and elsewhere on Medium.
  • Unlisted posts are also published posts, but they cannot be viewed from your profile page or in the Medium network. You must share the post URL for people to be able to read them. Learn more about unlisted publishing.

In this section, you can learn how to manage stories on your Medium account. 

Viewing your posts


DesktopiOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Stories.

Creating a new draft


DesktopiOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Write a story to start writing a new draft.

Note: You will need to be using a supported browser to be able to write.

Ready to write? To learn more about publishing a story on Medium, see this article.

Delete a draft or post


DesktopiOS & Android
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Stories.
  3. Scroll down to the story you want to delete.
  4. Click the  down arrow button.
  5. Click Delete story.

Common questions


How do I unpublish a post?
Posts on Medium cannot be reverted back to draft status. Instead, you can copy your post, paste it to a new draft, and delete the published post. An alternative way to hide a post from public view is to set it as unlisted. Please note that posts that have been unlisted can still be accessed by everyone who has the link.
How do I delete all my posts?
There is currently no way to batch delete all of your posts from Medium without deleting your account. You would need to delete each of your posts manually.
Can I password-protect a story?

Password-protecting stories is not available.

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