Changing membership subscription payment method

To change your payment method for your membership subscription, you'll need to:

  1. Cancel your ongoing subscription
  2. Once your current billing cycle is over and the subscription expires, set up a new subscription with your payment method of choice

Step 1: Cancel your ongoing subscription

You can cancel your subscription at any time. Once you cancel, you will still be able to use all your membership benefits until the the end of the billing cycle. For more information, see Paid Terms.

Credit card or PayPaliTunesGoogle Play Store
  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture and click Settings.
  2. In the Membership and payment section, click Cancel your membership.

If you don't see the option to cancel your membership

If there's no option to cancel your membership subscription in your Settings, this means that the account you're currently signed in to does not have a subscription attached.

Here's what you need to do to sign in to your member account:

  1. Sign out of the account you are currently using. To sign out, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page and choose Sign out from the menu.
  2. Request a sign in link to the email address associated with your membership account. On the Medium homepage, click Sign in in the top-right corner, choose Sign in with email, then enter your email address and click Continue.
  3. Go to your inbox, open the email and click the Sign in to Medium link.

Note: If you purchased your membership through iTunes or Google Play Store, you'll need to cancel your subscription directly through that service.

Step 2: Set up your new subscription

Desktop iOS & Android
  1. Go to and click Upgrade.
  2. Choose your membership plan.
  3. Choose the payment method. You can use your credit card or PayPal.
  4. Enter your credit card details and click Start my membership or click PayPal Checkout to become a member with PayPal.
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