We Can Receive Tips on Our Stories!

Medium’s cool new Beta feature

Larry Cornett, Ph.D.
3 min readAug 3, 2022


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Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Medium rolled out a new feature in Beta. You can now receive tips for your stories!

It works with almost any platform where people can tip you or send you money. For example:

How to set it up

On the Medium website, click your profile photo in the bottom left corner to see the menu. Click “Settings” in the menu.

The Medium menu on the website

Select “Audience Development” to see the Tipping option.

Click the “Manage tipping” button.

Audience development settings

In the Tipping dialog, paste the link to your preferred platform for receiving tip payments. You’re not limited to Ko-Fi, Patreon, or PayPal. I pasted my Buy Me a Coffee link, and it works just fine.

Medium Tipping beta dialog

What tipping looks like on your stories

When readers scroll to the bottom of your stories, they’ll now see a section where they can tip you if they enjoyed your story. The “Give a tip” button takes them to your preferred page to receive tip payments.

Tipping on a story

Let me know how it works for you!

I’m glad Medium is experimenting with new ways for readers to show appreciation for their favorite writers. As a writer, I’d love to spend more of my time writing, so every little bit of financial incentive can help.



Larry Cornett, Ph.D.

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