![enter image description here](https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/3tags-prod/cms_media/e4271c10ec7e9e4ee81d998325747484ba245b95/56a51a441ac5a/original.png "enter image title here") --- 3tags is your independent network and as such we would be happy to maximize your experience. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions. Here you'll find all you need to know about 3tags. --- #### **Profile** **How do I create an account?** You can create an account on 3tags with your email. **I forgot my password. What to do?** You can request a new password [here](http://3tags.org/resetting/request). **How do I edit my profile?** Click on *profile* in the upper right-hand corner and choose *settings*. From here you can change your avatar, header image, bio and other information. **How can I get my header image to fit correctly?** Images are responsive to the size of your screen. We recommend using an image at least 1920 px wide. Make sure all the interesting bits are near the center of the frame. **How do I feature a story on my profile?** To set a featured story, go to your article, use the *more* symbol next to the share icon and select *feature* in the dropdown. You can feature one story at a time. **How can I manage the people and tags I'm following?** Click on *profile* in the upper right-hand corner and choose *Following*. From here you can manage your followed people and tags to get the *3tagsperience* you want to have. My Feed shows you people and tags alike in a personalized way. **What are shortcuts?** You can create [shortcuts](http://3tags.com/my/shortcuts) for people and tags you care about to access their stories super-fast. Just click on the *star* in your *Following* section. You can later sort them by preferences. Shortcuts will then be displayed in the upper left menu. **How to save a story to read later?** We know that there’s an enormous amount of amazing stories on 3tags. This can be overwhelming at first. So why not save it for later. That’s why 3tags lets you create all kinds of personal reading lists. To save a story use the *more* symbol next to the share icon, select save in the dropdown menu and choose a list. --- #### **Publish** **Can anyone publish on 3tags?** Yes. To write a story on 3tags, you'll need to [set up a user account first](http://3tags.org/register). Then [send us an email](mailto:ask@3tags.me) that includes your username and a draft of the story you want to publish. Our team will unlock the publishing tool after reviewing your submission. Once you're logged in again, you can click on 'profile' in the upper right corner and choose *create > story* (or go directly [here](http://3tags.org/article-create)). **Can I write in another language?** You may write in any language you want. **How can I embed media?** It's simple and hassle-free to include embeds (vimeo video for example) into your stories. The shortest explanation of embeds on 3tags is that you can copy a link to content on the web, paste the URL into the editor, press "Enter" and it will work automatically. **How can I add a cover image to my story?** The first uploaded image of your story will always be your cover image. You can change it anytime by clicking on another image and set it as your new title. **How can I get my cover image to fit correctly?** Images are responsive to the size of your screen. We recommend using an image at least 770 px wide. Make sure all the interesting bits are near the center of the frame. **Why can’t I upload my image?** Make sure it’s less than 9 MB. **How can I submit a Link?** Click on *profile* in the upper right-hand corner and choose *Create*. From here you can switch to *Link* and enter the URL. 3tags will then generate a nice looking link card, you can edit all parts of it before submitting. **What is a Draft** A Draft is an unpublished story only you can see. If for some reason you don’t have the time to finish it right away, you can save it as a draft and come back later. Your piece will be waiting for you. **How do I get my story featured on the frontpage?** Stories on the frontpage are curated by our team. They are a combination of articles that are trending and ones that deserve promotion. **How do I get read on 3tags?** Add up to 3 relevant tags to your story. Promote it on all your social channels. Submit it to Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard you name it... Build connections with other members or invite friends to join 3tags. --- #### **Protags** **What is a protag?** It’s much like a group or a magazine that lets you become your own editor in chief. All people will be able to follow but only team members can add stories. It can be created separately by clicking in the upper right-hand corner and choose "[Create](http://3tags.org/tag-create)". In order to ensure a certain standard of quality a moderator will need to review and approve it. This can take up to 48 hours. **How do I submit to a protag?** There are no open submissions to Protags. You have to be a member. There are three ways to include your post in a Protag: * Be the founder * Be an editor * Be an invited contributor **How do I communicate with a protag founder?** Protags have the option to put their contact information on their about tab. You can also get in touch via a private message. **How do I add members to my protag?** If you are the founder or editor of a Protag, click on edit and choose Members from the menu. Here you can invite new people to join. **How do I feature a story in my protag?** To set a featured story, go to your article, use the more symbol next to the share icon, select manage tags in the dropdown and click on feature. --- #### **Tags** **What are tags?** A tag represents a topic, where you will find specific content others have shared. For each story you’ll be able to choose up to three tags. Take a look at a certain tag to get a feeling for what it’s all about! **What’s the purpose of tagging my story?** Tagging your story helps people who are interested in that topic to discover and read it. **Can I submit content to any tag I want?** Yes. If you tag incorrectly or if you are using tags for spamming, a moderator might ban you from using the tag. **Follow Tags** You and every user can follow tags to get a personalized feed full of creative content others have shared. --- **I have more questions, where can I learn more?** You can learn more about 3tags in [/p/3tagsAcademy](http://3tags.org/p/3tagsacademy)