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