Trouble with publishing or editing a story

Having problems with publishing or editing your story on Medium? We've gathered these helpful guides that will help you learn manage your content on Medium.

Publishing a story


Publishing a story starts with creating a draft. You can create a new draft with just a few clicks.

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  1. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click New story.

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

Once you have your draft created, you can start writing. Have a look at the articles below to learn how to use the Medium editor:

  • Write a post—a step-by-step guide for publishing your first story on Medium
  • Format text—a guide that explains all the formatting features offered by the Medium editor

Editing a story


You can edit your draft or published post at any time. If you're editing a draft, changes made on your post will be automatically saved. Once you save your changes on your published story, they will become immediately visible to your readers.

Editing a draft

Desktop iOS Android
  1. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click Stories.
  3. Choose a draft to continue editing.

Editing a published story

Desktop iOS Android

From the Stories page:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page to open a menu.
  2. Click Stories.
  3. Click the Published tab.
  4. Click the  arrow down button near the story you want to edit.
  5. Choose Edit story from the menu.
  6. Make the desired changes and click Save and publish to make them live.

From the post page:

  1. Navigate to the post you want to edit.
  2. Click the  button in the top-right corner.
  3. Choose Edit story from the menu.
  4. Make the desired changes and click Save and publish to make them live.
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