Refine recommendations

By following topics, authors, and publications that match your interests, you will receive better story recommendations on your homepage.

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  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture.
  2. Click Refine recommendations.


On the Following page, you can:

  • Follow recommended topics, publications, and authors
  • Manage the topics, publications, and authors you already follow

Reading history

The reading history section lets you check your reading history and remove stories from your history to adjust your recommendations. You can also mute authors and publications.

You can also clear your reading history to reset your recommendations altogether.


The mute section lets you check the authors and publications you mute and remove them. Learn more about muting.

Show less like this

Use this feature to hide a story from your feed and to signal what stories you would like to see less frequently on your feed.

  1. On your feed, press the minus button near the story preview.

Following and unfollowing specific authors and publications

Medium also lets you follow specific authors and publications. Once you follow an author or a publication, stories published by them will show up on your homepage and in your email digests.

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Follow or unfollow an author

To follow an author on Medium:

  1. Go to the profile page of the user you wish to follow.
  2. Click Follow.

To unfollow an author, click the Following button on their profile page.

Follow or unfollow a publication

To follow a publication on Medium:

  1. Go to the publication homepage of the publication you wish to follow.
  2. Click Follow.

To unfollow a publication, click the Following button on their publication homepage, and choose Unfollow publication from the menu.

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