Email subscriptions

 Who can use this feature?

This feature is only available to editors of a Medium publication.

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Promote subscriptions


In addition to the subscribe button next to your Follow button, you have some options to promote email subscriptions.

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  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Settings from the menu.
  3. In the Audience development section, click Promote subscriptions.
  4. Choose from and control the promotions shown.

Please note: Promotions on story pages shown on publication posts only if the publication has not enabled promotions for its own newsletter.

Email your stories


You can decide whether to send your story to your subscribers upon or after publishing. If the story is metered to earn money in the Medium Partner Program, a short preview of the story will appear in the email directing openers to read more on Medium. If the story is free, the entire story will appear in the email. It will take a few minutes to send the email, and once it’s sent, you’ll get a copy of it in your inbox. You can only send a story to your subscribers once.

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How to send a story upon publishing it:

  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Write a story from the menu.
  3. Write a story and click Publish. To learn more about publishing a story, see this article.
  4. The option to Email a link to my subscribers will appear and be automatically selected on the right side of screen. If you don't see this option, it means you don't have any subscribers yet.
  5. Click Publish and send now.

How to send a story after publishing it:

  1. Go to your story page.
  2. Click the   Share button.
  3. Click Email to subscribers.

Please note:

  • If you published a metered story though the Partner Program, you will not be paid for any time spent reading the preview of the story in the email.
  • If you email your story to your subscribers, it will restrict some edit features after publishing, such as resizing images or embedding and unfurling new links in the story.

Track and view your subscribers


You can track the growth of your mailing list and see who your subscribers are.

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Track the growth of your mailing list:

  1. On your homepage, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Stats from the menu.
  3. Click on the Audience stats button in the top-right corner of the page.

View your subscribers:

  1. On your homepage, click on your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Stats from the menu.
  3. Click on the Audience stats button in the top-right corner of the page.
  4. Click View details within the Email subscribers section towards the top of the page.

Learn more about your audience stats.

Export your subscribers


Writers can export a list of their subscribers. You can only export by agreeing to follow our terms, which include important requirements that apply to your use of subscriber information. For example, you agree not to sell this information or use it in ways that violate applicable laws or the rights of others.

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  1. On your homepage, click on   your profile picture in the top-right corner of the page.
  2. Click Settings from the menu.
  3. In the Audience development section, scroll down to Export subscribers and click Export list.
  4. Review and confirm terms for exporting.
  5. Check your email. You’ll receive a link to download a list of subscribers which will expire after 24 hours.
Please note: The count of email subscribers shown at the top of the page is updated daily. However, the list of your email subscribers is updated in real-time so the numbers may differ.
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