Medium Rules

Medium exists to share ideas and perspectives from the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers.

We welcome thoughtful and civil discussion from a broad spectrum of viewpoints. Never...

Ad-Free Medium

We’ve been putting our energy at Medium into improving quality — hosting more thoughtful and carefully written content, and improving the reading experience. We want to eliminate distractions that get...

Updating Our Rules

Today, we are updating our rules to help strengthen our community.

As the internet has evolved in the five years since we launched, so has the way people use Medium. To accommodate this, we regularly a...

Tips and tricks for Medium writers

Using the editor

Create lists. You can start a bulleted list by typing a dash or asterisk. Then, just start typing your first item. Once you hit Enter, the list will be reformatted for you automaticall...

Expanding the Medium Partner Program

Illustration by Nate Kitch

10–10–17 UPDATE: The Medium Partner Program is now open to everyone. Join the program here.

Today we’re launching the first step of an exciting new phase at Medium.

We strongly...

Logos and Brand Guidelines

Medium Branding Guidelines

These few simple rules will help you use our branding elements to communicate the Medium brand most effectively. Download all assets


The Medium wordmark is an importan...

Medium Partner Program Terms

Effective as of July 5th, 2018

These terms (the “Partner Program Terms”) govern A Medium Corporation’s (“Medium”) partner program (“Partner Program”). Through Medium’s Partner Program, you can put a po...

Membership Terms of Service

Effective as of June 22, 2017

A Medium Corporation (“Medium”) allows you to access certain premium features or content in exchange for a one-time or recurring fee, as applicable (the “Member Services”)...

Personalize Your Medium Experience with the Stories You Want to Read Most

Following users, publications, and topics on Medium

Logging in to your Medium account allows us to deliver the most relevant and timely stories directly to you, based on your interests. When you follow...

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