Medium is an online publishing platform where a lot of writers can share their articles, related to their work or research. Writers can earn money through their Partner Program. One thing to be noted is, Medium does not run ads on any of the articles. You may now wonder how do Medium make money to pay writers. Well, any reader who uses Medium app or website should subscribe to their membership plan. Their membership plan starts from $5 per month. There is a way to read Medium articles free.

How to read Medium articles free?

There are many ways to read medium articles free. Before we start guiding you on how to read Medium articles free, you need to understand how it works. Whenever you read an article, it places a cookie on your browser. So, now the solution is simple - clearing your cookies on your browser will enable you to read articles for free. But wait, there's a catch! Clearing your browser cookies will actually log you out from all websites. Hence, you need to clear cookies only for

  1. Go to
  2. Click on View site information which has a padlock icon. Read Medium Articles Free
  3. Click on "Cookies"
  4. Now choose and click on the Block button.
  5. Chrome will prompt you to reload the page - on reloading the page, you can read as many articles as you want.

Note: The above method will also log you out from your account. If you want to clap or comment on any article, this is not the right method to follow.

How to read Medium articles free without clearing cookies?

Clearing your site's cookies logs you out because remembers you on your computer with the help of cookies that are stored on your browser. When you block from reading and saving cookies, the site will not identify you. However, we can follow another method. If you have a Twitter account, follow the below steps.

  1. Log in to your Twitter account.
  2. Go to Messages.
  3. Search for yourself.
  4. Send the article link that you want to read and then click the link preview which is fetched by Twitter.
  5. Now you can read Medium article free.

This trick might be temporarily available and might close this soon. However, this trick is active for a long time and we think, Medium purposefully want people to get addicted to the platform or get numerous readers and then patch this trick. What's your opinion on this bug? Do you think Medium is purposefully allowing people to abuse the platform? Leave a comment below.