Did you know, that you can hit the like button — or as it is called here on Medium, the clap button — up to 50 times?
Clapping allows you to show your support for a Medium post. Clapping To clap for a story or list, click the clap button…
Feel free to try it out and smash that like button!
Pro Tip: You can just hold click the button, and watch the numbers counting!
As stated in this nice overview, the claps do not directly influence the amount of money a writer makes on a story, still, it is heartwarming and helps promote the article.