What is 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.


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.

Membership subscription

Additionally, for $5/month, you can become a Medium member to get unlimited access to all the best stories on Medium and more. Becoming a Medium member lets you:

  • get unlimited access to all the stories on Medium
  • support your favorite writers
  • listen to audio narrations of popular stories
  • access an improved bookmark section with offline mode

Membership subscription is optional and is not required in order to read and write. You can learn more about becoming a Medium member in this article.


As a writer on Medium, you can share your story 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.

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.

What's next?

Interested in learning more? Check out the About Medium page and the Using Medium article to learn how to start.

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