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A Better Medium.com

Redesigned to help you dive deeper into the things that interest you most.

Introducing a newly designed Medium experience on the web

At its core, Medium is a network of readers, writers, and ideas. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for people to explore that network broadly — discovering new ideas and perspectives — and deeply — connecting with authors and topics that offer consistent insight and knowledge. To that end, we’re excited to introduce a newly designed Medium experience on the web, available to just about everyone starting today. (If you don’t see it yet, you will soon.)

For several months, we’ve been experimenting with new interfaces (first introduced here) aimed at making the Medium web experience more cohesive and more connected. Along the way, we’ve made several improvements to the speed and responsiveness of our site, and the results have been strong. With the new design and improvements, we’ve seen readers finding more stories they like on their homepage, and we’ve also seen that readers are more likely to continue reading multiple stories once they arrive at medium.com. Writers are easier to discover and follow, and their stories are reaching wider audiences.

Taken together, we believe these changes will benefit the entire Medium ecosystem.

Consistent, streamlined navigation

All the core elements of your Medium experience are now in one persistent navigation menu, making the site simpler to explore. Your homepage, lists, notifications, and account settings stay with you as you read. Similarly, claps, responses, share buttons, and bookmarks are conveniently located across the bottom of your reading screen.

On the right side of your screen, we’ve introduced a new space to provide additional context and information about what you’re reading, and to offer connections to other relevant Medium stories and writers.

Claps, responses, share buttons, and bookmarks are now located across the bottom of your reading screen
A persistent navigation menu: your homepage, lists, notifications, and account settings stay with you as you read

Branching Out

On the newly designed Medium homepage, in addition to recommended stories and stories from authors you follow, we now have a dedicated space that offers even more recommended writers and topics.

Diving deep

When you’re reading a story, the right side of your page will update to show you more about the author, and it will also present an opportunity to dive deeper by exploring other relevant stories. On writer profile pages, you’ll learn more about them, see who they follow, and easily access any reading lists they’ve created.

When you’re reading a story, the right side of your page will update to show you more about the author, and help you find other relevant stories to read

Thank you

To the readers and creators who’ve been testing this with us over the last few months — thank you. Your feedback has helped shape the experience we’re releasing to just about everyone today. To those who are trying it out for the first time, we hope you discover more of what you love, and enjoy a faster, more connected Medium.

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