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How to Implement Medium’s Minutes to Read

Often you will find yourself having to implement features that may seem complicated at first but are actually simple. This video is proof that some simple tasks – like finding out how Medium gets minutes read of blogposts – can easily be achieved by having knowledge of a related fact.

Implementation of Minutes Read

In this video, I breakdown how to get the number of minutes it’ll take to read a large body of text or blogpost using the average reading speed of a user. The average user can read about 200 words per minute. Knowledge of this makes it incredibly easy to implement the feature. Check out the video and let me know what you think.


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