About the free reading promotion from the Medium app

This article covers frequently asked questions about a free reading promotion available to a group of new app users, by invitation only. 

What do I get with this promotion?

If you’re in the promotion, you can read unlimited stories in the Medium app for 30 days. Normally, we have a metered paywall for member-only stories - but you won’t encounter that paywall on any stories you access within the app during this promotion. 

Do I need to take any action to activate the promotion?

No. If you receive the promotion, you are automatically enrolled in the 30 free days. There is no credit card required to activate the promotion, and you won’t be charged after the 30 days ends.

Can I read unlimited member-only stories on medium.com for free as part of this promotion?

No. This promotion applies only to stories that you access within the app. Member-only stories that you read on the web are subject to the usual monthly meter limit. Read more about the metered paywall here.

How can I tell how much time I have left in the promotion?

Each member-only story that you read in the app will have a banner at the top notifying you of the number of days you have left in the promotion.

How can I continue to read unlimited stories after the promotion ends? 

Become a Medium member for $5/month or $50 a year!

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