Setting a featured image on your post


To set an image as featured in your Medium story, use the featured image picker when you're publishing your post, behind the Publish button:

You can also select the image on your post with your cursor and press Shift + F on your keyboard.

Please note: You can only feature an image that is already added to your post. To learn more about adding images, see this article.

Set a focal point on your image

You can set a focal point on your image to crop your images better for social media thumbnails and preview image on Medium.


To set a focal point on your featured image:

  1. Hold Alt / Opt.
  2. Click on the image in the place where you want your focal point to be.
  3. The resulting green circle will serve as a focal point for automatic image cropping that appears in post listings and previews around the site.
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