Using Medium

Welcome to Medium! Medium is a publishing platform where people can read important, insightful stories on the topics that matter most to them and share ideas with the world.

Create your free account

By creating your free account, you can follow your favorite authors and publications, interact with their stories, bookmark them for later, publish your own posts, and more. 

Medium supports four different ways to create or sign in in to your account. Check out the article below to learn how to create your account or sign in to an existing one:

Read stories from your favorite authors and publications

As a reader on Medium, you can read stories from thousands of authors, and interact with them by clapping on their articles, leaving meaningful responses, and highlighting your favorite passages.

Don't forget to customize your interests by following topics, authors, and publications on Medium you are interested in. This is to make sure that you get recommendations that match your interest. You can adjust your interests at any time.

Become a Medium member

Additionally, you can become a Medium member to get unlimited access to all the best stories on Medium and more. Medium membership gives you:

  • Get unlimited, ad-free access to all the stories on Medium
    Once you become a member, you will be able to read every story published on the platform—including those behind the paywall. Those are the stories marked with a star icon ⭐ on the preview. Every week, writers publish thousands of new stories for members on Medium.
  • Support your favorite writers
    When you read a story for members, a portion of your membership fee goes directly to the author through the Medium Partner Program. This way, Medium membership lets you support your favorite writers and helps them earn money.

Memberships are not required in order to read and write. You can learn more about becoming a Medium member in this article.

Write to your heart's content

As a writer on Medium, you can share your stories with the world with our easy-to-use editor. Publishing on Medium is free and stories you publish may be distributed to your followers, as well as millions of readers who follow relevant topics.

Join the Medium Partner Program

If you're interested in earning money for publishing stories for Medium members, check out this article to learn more about the Medium Partner Program.

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