Taking Medium to the Next Level

Two years ago, we opened up Medium for anyone to write. It was a new, well-lit place for an old idea: letting people share their stories, their ideas, their unique perspectives.

New apps

In the last six months, the time spent reading in Medium’s native mobile apps has tripled. It’s one of the best interactive reading experiences you can find (and in fact, people spend more time reading on our apps than on the web). Today we launched the biggest updates to our apps yet. They each offer new ways to discover all the great stories on Medium, richer profiles, an activity feed to see what’s happening in your network, the ability to write and edit your posts, and more.

Mentions

Medium is primarily about the content, but the content is made better by the context of people. In order to more seamlessly connect people to ideas, we’ve added mentions to Medium. Now, when you write, you can invite other voices into your conversation.

Editor updates

We launched the web’s best writing experience when we started and have been making it better ever since.

It’s kind of strange that I’ve started using @Medium’s site as a word processor, it’s that satisfying to write into. — Oliver Judge

Today, we’re making a number of editor improvements to make writing easier and, more importantly, to make sure that your words look great on any device, in any context. This has meant adding things to — as well as removing some things from — the writing experience. We’ve also made updates to how Notes and “in-context” Responses work on the web.

Publishing API

Not all content needs to be written in Medium to benefit from our network and interaction. To make it easier to publish to Medium — and, therefore, broaden the scope of content available to readers — we’re opening up a publishing API.

Domains

More and more people and organizations want to make Medium the home for their content. For some people, that means keeping their own domain. A few months ago we launched a very early beta of custom domains on the Medium backbone.

New M

To cap off all this freshness, we’ve updated the Medium logo and wordmark. The new logo better reflects the depth of perspective you can find on Medium. It also just looks cool:

What’s coming next

Over the next few months, you can expect even bigger advancements in how you tell your story, find compelling ideas, and engage in meaningful discourse on Medium.

CEO of Medium, partner at Obvious Ventures, co-founder of Twitter, aspiring motivational speaker 🤸‍♂️