Our redesign of Medium’s Claps…and why they may not have chosen to do it this way.
Jason Li

I didn’t know what to think of Claps at first but now think it is a clever challenge to the accepted norm of Likes, Loves, Thumbs ups and so on. It is easy to tap on likes and move on. So Claps being more interactive perhaps more meaningful to the authors.

One clap, two clap, three clap, forty?

By clapping more or less, you can signal to us which stories really stand out.