Your drafts & posts

There are three types of posts on Medium:

  • Drafts are unfinished posts that have not yet been published. People can only read your draft if you share the URL. 
  • Public posts can be read by anyone from your profile page and elsewhere on Medium. 
  • Unlisted posts are finished published posts, but 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.

In this section, you can learn how to manage your posts. 

Viewing, creating, deleting posts


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Your posts


To access all your published posts and drafts on Medium:

  1. Click on your avatar image in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click Stories.

Create a new draft


  1. Click on your avatar image in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click Write a story.

Note: You will need to be using one of our supported browsers to write.

Delete a draft or post


  1. Scroll down to the story you want to delete.
  2. Click the  down arrow button.
  3. Click Delete story.

Tip! Check out this article to learn how to publish a story from scratch.

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