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As a publishing platform, Medium allows you to share your stories and ideas with the world. If you're new to Medium, you can learn here about features available in the editor and publish your first story. We can't wait to read it!

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Create a new draft

  1. Click on your avatar image in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click Write a story.

Note: You will need to be using one of our supported browsers to write.

Add a title

Enter a title, and subtitle (optional). If you don't enter a title, the first few words of your post will be used instead. 

Basic formatting

To add some basic formatting to your story, highlight a word or phrase. This will bring up a text toolbar with available options.

Tip! Check out this article to learn more about all the formatting features.

Add an image

  1. On your post, go to a new line and click the  button on the left to expand the menu
  2. Click the Camera button to upload an image from your desktop.
    Click the Magnifying glass button to insert an image directly from Unsplash.


Tip! Check out this article to learn more about adding images to your posts.

Add media embeds

The editor also allows you to add media embeds like YouTube videos or tweets.

  1. On an empty line, paste the URL of the embed (not the embed code).
  2. Press Enter. If a rich version of the embed is supported, it will be rendered automatically, or else it will become a simple embedded link in a box.

Publish the draft

  1. When you're finished with your post, click Ready to publish.
  2. From the Publish review step, you can optionally add tags, customize your title and subtitle, schedule to publish your post later, and more.
  3. When you're done making changes, click Publish now to make the story immediately visible on Medium and available for anyone to read. All of your published stories can be found on your public profile page, as well as on your stories page.

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