Substack and Newsbreak Features that I’d Love To See on Medium

Celtic Chameleon
3 min readMay 21, 2023
created by author on Midjourney

Along with many others, I invested in Substack a few weeks ago.

I didn’t invest because I think it will make me money — in fact I rather doubt it. I invested because it’s a home for both great writing and free speech — something the world sorely needs more of.

I invested because I want to see it succeed.

But aside from that, when it comes to actual functionality, there are a few things Medium could borrow from both Substack and Newsbreak to upgrade our UX.

A Preview Button

Both Newsbreak and Substack incorporate the preview button — and it’s great feature.

It’s like scrolling your mobile device to read your finished article — not only a useful way to proof read but it allows you to really see in advance what you’re delivering to your readers.


Screenshot of preview: