How to Use Upworthy

Now that we've told you what Upworthy is and what we like and dislike about it, let's dive into the specifics of how to work it!  Though, frankly, there aren't a lot of "specifics" per se; there isn't a whole lot to Upworthy, so it's a very simple website to use.

To use Upworthy, go to its home page (  From there, you can search for stories, browse different categories of stories, view Upworthy's video collection on YouTube, or follow Upworthy on social media.  Once you find and read a story, you can share it on social media, or see what else the author has written.

Okay, that sounded a little more complicated than we made it out to be.  But trust us, it's not that hard.  Here are all the details that you need to know.

Detailed instructions for how to use Upworthy

  1. Go to in your web browser.  From the home page, there are a couple of different ways to get around the website.

    How to use the Upworthy main menu and search bar

    One is by using the search box.  Click in the box labelled "Search Stories" and type in keywords that you want to see in a story on Upworthy.  Then click the magnifying glass icon.

    You can also click the three bars (highlighted as an "X" here) to open the side menu.  Here, you can click Videos to go to Upworthy's YouTube channel and watch their video segments there (see our YouTube course for more information).  Or, you can click the Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube logos under "Subscribe" to follow Upworthy on social media.  You can also click in the box labelled "Email" and type in your email address, and then click I'm In! to have Upworthy send you new stories through email.

    Finally, you can click one of the categories under "Topics" to filter the stories you're looking at based on a particular theme.

  2. When you're on Upworthy's main page, or a page for a certain topic, just click a story's thumbnail image or title to view it.

    How to browse an Upworthy topic for stories

  3.  Or, if you're seeing a series of search results, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the numbers there to cycle back and forth between pages of search results.  Then click the thumbnail image or title of a story to view it.

    How to browse pages of Upworthy search results

  4. Enjoy the story!  When you're done, if you feel particularly inspired by what you've seen or read, click the Share button to share a link to the story on your Facebook account (if you have one), or the Tweet button to share a link to the story on your Twitter feed (again, if you have one).  Beside "Follow the Author", you can click the left link to visit the author's Twitter page, or the right link to visit their Facebook page.

    How to share an Upworthy story, or follow the author of the story, on social media

  5. Oh, and one more thing: if you'd like to see more stories by the author of your current story, click on their name or picture at the top of the story.  This will take you to a page with a short biography on them, as well as a list of stories that they've written for Upworthy.  (Click Load More at the bottom of the list to see older posts.)

    How to see other Upworthy stories by the same author


That's about all there is to using Upworthy!  We hope you find something worth getting motivated about!