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Medium iOS FAQ

General

What is Medium?

Medium.com is a website where anyone can read, write and respond to stories, posts and articles.

Download app

Download Medium iOS app: https://medium.com/m/app

Make a new Medium account

You can sign up for a new Medium account using your email address, or a social media account. See “Sign In / Sign Up” below for more info. 

Send feedback & feature suggestions

We’re always interested in hearing your feedback, feature suggestions and bug reports. Contact us below.

https://yourfriends.medium.com

Sign In / Sign Up

Sign in / up by email

To sign in or sign up for the Medium app with your email account tap Sign in with email and tap the link in your email to sign into your account. If you sign in by email, there is no password.

Sign in / up with Twitter

To sign in or sign up for the Medium app with your Twitter account tap Sign in with Twitter and follow the instructions to sign into your account. You can also connect a Twitter account later.

Sign in / up with Facebook

To sign in or sign up for the Medium app with your Facebook account tap Sign in with Facebook and follow the instructions to sign into your account. You can also connect a Facebook account later.

Sign in / up with Google

To sign in or sign up for the Medium app with your Google account tap Sign in with Google and follow the instructions to sign into your account.

App basics

Home feed

Tap 🏠 to access your home feed. Stories in your home feed are written or recommended by people you follow, plus publications & tags.

Search

To search, tap 🔍 and type in your search terms.

Write a story

To begin writing a new story, tap 📝.

Notifications

To see recent notifications on your stories, tap 🔔.

Profile

To view your profile page, tap 👤 > View profile. You can see all your stories, plus edit your bio and photo.

Profile

Profile picture

To change profile picture, tap 👤 > View profile > Edit > Edit profile picture.

Edit your profile

To edit your profile, tap 👤 > View profile > Edit.

Change settings

To change your settings, tap 👤 > Settings.

Your stats

To see your stats, tap 👤 > Stats.

Reading

Bookmarks

You can bookmark a story by tapping on the bookmark icon. To access your bookmarks, that icon on the main screen or tap 👤 > Bookmarks.

Go to the next story

While on a story page, you can swipe right or left to browse the next or previous story in your feed.

Recommend a story

Tap 💚 under a story to recommend it. Stories you recommend will appear in the feeds of your followers.

Highlight a story

While reading a story, select some text and tap Highlight. Other readers in your network who visit that story will see what you highlighted.

Responding to stories

To respond to a story, select text and tap Respond or go to the end of the story and tap “Write a response.” Responses have their own unique page and URL, and will include a link back to the original story.

Share a story

To share a story, scroll down to the end of the story and tap the icon shaped like a square with an arrow. From the menu that comes up, choose how you want to share it.

Get the URL of a story

To get the address of a story, scroll to the bottom of a story and tap on the share icon > Copy Link.

Collections

You can browse curated collections and top stories on Medium by swiping right and left from your feed, or tap one of the tabs at the top of the screen. 

Writing

Write a story

To begin writing a new story, tap 📝.

Save a story

Drafts are saved automatically as you write ✎ and are synced so you can continue later on another device. 💻

Edit a published post

To edit your published story, go to the story and tap Edit.

Delete a story

To delete a story you wrote, go to that story’s page, scroll down to the end of the story and tap the icon shaped like a square with an arrow. From there, tap Delete.

Saved drafts

To see all your saved drafts, tap 👤 > Drafts.

See your stories

To see your stories, tap 👤 > View profile. You can see all your stories, plus edit your bio and photo.

Adding titles and sub-titles

Tap “Tᴛ” button once to activate a title, and a second time for a sub-title.

Change the text style

To make a word or phrase bold, italic or a link, select the text and choose the option from the menu.

Add links in a story

To make text into a link, select it and then choose “Link.” To include a clickable URL with no text label, tap 🔗.

Using @Mentions

To @mention someone in your story, tap @ icon, begin typing their name and pick them from the list. They will receive a notification when you publish your story.

Using lists

To begin a bulleted list, type ✱ and a space. For an ordered list, type 1. and a space. Or tap the list icon.

Using quote blocks

Tap ❝ once for a normal quote and again for a pull-out quote.

Separator (line break)

To add a separator between paragraphs, tap the ••• separator icon.

Put images in a story

To add a photo or image to your story, tap 🖼. Take a picture with your camera or upload from your photo library.

Add tags to a story

When you’re ready to publish, tap Next to add tags to your story. Tap 🏷 to add up to five tags.

Add story to a publication

When you’re done writing, tap Next > ➕ Add to publication > choose from list.

What are publications?

Publications are a way to group stories together by many writers or by one writer generally around a common theme.

Publish your story

To publish your post, tap Next > Post. You can also add the story to your publication and add tags.

Feed & Following

Home feed

Tap 🏠 to access your home feed. Stories in your home feed are written or recommended by people you follow, plus publications & tags.

Follow your interests

To view or modify the people, publications and tags you’re following, tap 👤 > Follow your interests.

Follow People

To adjust who you follow, tap 👤 > Follow your interests > People. Follow new people by tapping ➕, or tap “See all people you follow.”

Follow Publications

To modify publications you follow, tap 👤 > Follow your interests > Publications. Follow new publications by tapping ➕, or tap “See all publications you follow.”

Follow Tags

To change which tags you follow, tap 👤 > Follow your interests > Tags. Follow new tags by tapping ➕, or tap “See all tags you follow.”

Dismiss a story

To dismiss a story from your feed, tap ⌄ down arrow > Show fewer stories like this.

Block Users

To block a user, go to that person’s profile page. Tap the ⚙ gear icon (next to the follow button) > Block this user.

Report inappropriate content

To report abuse, harrassment, trademark & copyright infringement or other problems, contact us via the form below. You can also report a story anonymously by scrolling to the bottom of a story and tap on the share icon > 🏴 Report.

👁‍🗨 Contact Trust & Safety: https://yourfriends.medium.com

Accounts

Change settings

To change your settings, tap 👤 > Settings.

Delete my account

Sorry to see you go! Please send your delete request with username to the form below.

https://yourfriends.medium.com

Connect Facebook account

To connect your Facebook account to Medium, tap 👤 > Settings > Facebook Connect and sign in to Facebook.

Connect Twitter account

To connect your Twitter account to Medium, tap 👤 > Settings > Twitter Connect and sign in to Twitter.

Sign out of account

To sign out of Medium, tap 👤 > Settings > Sign out.

Passwords

Unless you sign into Medium with a third party account (see below), Medium does not use passwords. When you sign in by email, a link will be sent to the email address on file to sign in. It will expire after 15 minutes. More details from our Help Center below.

How email sign-in works: https://help.medium.com/hc/en-us/articles/213526708

Notifications

To see recent notifications on your stories, tap 🔔.

Turn on / off email notifications

To turn on or off email notifications, tap 👤 > Settings > Email notifications.

Turn on / off push notifications

To turn on or off push notifications, tap 👤 > Settings > Push notifications.

 

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