Toward a more relational Medium

Ev Williams
9 min readAug 28, 2020

Last week we announced Medium’s new mobile app and started rolling out the beta more widely. (If you have the current Medium app, look for a prompt to opt in.)

This app is the result of months of work from a stellar team and represents some dramatic rethinking of our mobile reading experience — and, in fact, Medium in general. It’s also unlike any other mobile reading experience I know of. Personally speaking, I already read a lot of Medium (hazard of the job), but with this app, I read even more — and, most importantly, I read more from the people I’m most interested in…

Ev Williams

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