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    reading novels, makes me feel comfortable
    img by Nagham
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you love fictional stories about the past, you're probably used to burning through a new book in just 2 days. Now you can get any story on your device with an entire historical fiction section of over 1,500 new story updates daily, so you'll never run out of material.
    img by Alice
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Trying to stand out among the 1,000,000s of aspiring writers can take years. Wattpad allows you to post your poetry and other writing; interacting with a community of writers and readers to get your work noticed!
    img by Anshul
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Can't find a new book to get into? Ever thought about writing your own stories or collaborating with friends on an adventure you had? Take 30 minutes to compete in a writing contest or write a story with a friend here.
    img by Renu
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Almost 80% of stories are free in wattpad and with great audience.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    The only thing better than writing fanfiction for yourself is getting to write it for 5,000 other readers. Connect with fans from the genres you love and tell your version of the story for your favorite audience.
    img by Antonio
    1 week ago
  • img Expert
    1. Connect to a global community of storytellers through the power of the written word
    2. Get creative with monthly writing challenges, or publish your own stories independently and get feedback from the community
    3. Discover new stories and take them with you wherever you go! Wattpad syncs across devices so you can read amazing content anywhere, anytime

    Reviewed by Kaylin on July 19, 2018

  • Amazing. Just, amazing. Apr 25, 2020

    By Jbird1013
    I’ve had this app for over two years now, and I haven’t thought to write a review until now. It has so many amazing books, some have been published as actual books, some just written for fun. You can completely enjoy it with some short adds or you can pay for premium and get no adds and a few different features. I’ve had it for so long, and sadly can’t do premium, even though it is pretty inexpensive; but it’s still an amazing experience. There are also some stories that you have to use coins for, and you can buy coins or get three a day by watching videos, and each chapter is three coins. There are so many more books that are completely free though, so paying isn’t required at all. I also love having the comments on each paragraph of the story and being able to share my thoughts and read others opinions on the books. The one and only complaint that I have is that there isn’t a feature to like a comment on a book. I’ve seen a few people who have the same problem, we don’t want to comment on something, we just want to let them know that their comment made us laugh. It’s a very small complaint though, and it doesn’t affect the experience on Wattpad. All in all, this app is great for exploring books, and writing as well. It’s very easy write and publish chapters and books on the app. It’s perfect for writers who just want to have some fun or who want to explore an interest in writing. Would 100% recommend this to all book lovers and writers.
  • Love this app, but... Dec 7, 2019

    By Ptwt lover
    This is an awesome app to read stories and fanfics, but the one thing at the moment that I don’t like is the new limit to read offline without premium. I liked how before you could read any story offline, but you couldn’t update the new chapter, but it’s better then having a limite on stories to read and sometimes get to read the story if they did update a new chapter without internet. I would like it if wattpad were to take away the limitation on offline stories, for its better that way and I can read more when I’m on a business trip or on an airplane I can read lots of stories without limitations. I have had this app for maybe 2 years and I never had a complaint, but with the limited offline stories it had caused me some troubles, also once I was in a business trip and I went to read and there was no internet connection or anything. But I had my offline books and one of them updated, though the thing was I couldn’t read it and it told me I have to have an internet connection to upload the new chapter, which irritated me cause this was supposed to be an offline story that I can read without anything and after that I couldn’t read until 2 hours later once I got internet. In a couple of day I will be traveling and some parts of the place that I’m going does not have internet connection, but I want to still be able to read, but I can’t afford premium so I’m just asking please get rid of the limited offline books they’re troublesome.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By ITSME
    It was a great app, I read books on it literally everyday and the paid books were great too, I could wait a little and earn coins to read any of the paid books by watching adds. But now, I am unable to watch adds and it says I can only buy them now, that made me really mad cuz why would you take away such a great feature! Please bring back the ability to earn coins by watching adds cuz many of my friends are already leaving wattpad because of that but I don't wanna leave.
  • Amazing. Just, amazing. Apr 25, 2020

    By Jbird1013
    I’ve had this app for over two years now, and I haven’t thought to write a review until now. It has so many amazing books, some have been published as actual books, some just written for fun. You can completely enjoy it with some short adds or you can pay for premium and get no adds and a few different features. I’ve had it for so long, and sadly can’t do premium, even though it is pretty inexpensive; but it’s still an amazing experience. There are also some stories that you have to use coins for, and you can buy coins or get three a day by watching videos, and each chapter is three coins. There are so many more books that are completely free though, so paying isn’t required at all. I also love having the comments on each paragraph of the story and being able to share my thoughts and read others opinions on the books. The one and only complaint that I have is that there isn’t a feature to like a comment on a book. I’ve seen a few people who have the same problem, we don’t want to comment on something, we just want to let them know that their comment made us laugh. It’s a very small complaint though, and it doesn’t affect the experience on Wattpad. All in all, this app is great for exploring books, and writing as well. It’s very easy write and publish chapters and books on the app. It’s perfect for writers who just want to have some fun or who want to explore an interest in writing. Would 100% recommend this to all book lovers and writers.
  • Love this app, but... Dec 7, 2019

    By Ptwt lover
    This is an awesome app to read stories and fanfics, but the one thing at the moment that I don’t like is the new limit to read offline without premium. I liked how before you could read any story offline, but you couldn’t update the new chapter, but it’s better then having a limite on stories to read and sometimes get to read the story if they did update a new chapter without internet. I would like it if wattpad were to take away the limitation on offline stories, for its better that way and I can read more when I’m on a business trip or on an airplane I can read lots of stories without limitations. I have had this app for maybe 2 years and I never had a complaint, but with the limited offline stories it had caused me some troubles, also once I was in a business trip and I went to read and there was no internet connection or anything. But I had my offline books and one of them updated, though the thing was I couldn’t read it and it told me I have to have an internet connection to upload the new chapter, which irritated me cause this was supposed to be an offline story that I can read without anything and after that I couldn’t read until 2 hours later once I got internet. In a couple of day I will be traveling and some parts of the place that I’m going does not have internet connection, but I want to still be able to read, but I can’t afford premium so I’m just asking please get rid of the limited offline books they’re troublesome.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By ITSME
    It was a great app, I read books on it literally everyday and the paid books were great too, I could wait a little and earn coins to read any of the paid books by watching adds. But now, I am unable to watch adds and it says I can only buy them now, that made me really mad cuz why would you take away such a great feature! Please bring back the ability to earn coins by watching adds cuz many of my friends are already leaving wattpad because of that but I don't wanna leave.
  • curious? read this Oct 10, 2020

    By Deadpool Lover~
    alright, i’ve had this app since 2013 and let me start this review by saying it’s definitely not the same as the old version. the changes aren’t too bad, once you get used to the adds that pop up every so often when you’re reading a story. they can get annoying and more consistent the longer you read, but again, you get used to them after a while. if not, just pay for premium (i actually wouldn’t recommend getting premium unless you’re REALLY bothered by the adds). overall this app is great. if you want to write a story, it’s not hard trying to figure out what specific buttons you’ve got to press in order to pick your story’s cover, select tags, add a new chapter and so on. i do have to warn you though, the app is known to crash when you’re in the middle of writing a chapter and deleting all of that progress you made, so be careful with that. getting your story views isn’t that difficult either, unless you’re a new author but even then your story will eventually get viewers. wattpad’s also a great app to make friends and find mutuals too. over the years i’ve met a lot of nice people, and gotten myself more than a lot of followers. you don’t need followers though, you can simply use wattpad to read, find friends, or do your own thing. it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to find a story of a specific fandom/an original story, wattpad’s perfect to pass time. so yes, i recommend it, regardless of the few problems it has occasionally.
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By Axelle Gaspard
    Used to adore this app. Now the paid part is a bit annoyinly along with the constant ads after each chapter. There should really be a section for already read book so that they can be removed from our library without losing them or having to add them to a reading list. Overall a really good reading app. ❤️❤️
  • It’s my home. 🧡 Aug 12, 2021

    By @ii_ray_ii
    I got this app just about 2 years ago. And the way I found it was, I had broken my phone, and just gotten into the mcyt fandom, I had a kindle so I used that and searched ‘dnf’ and I found Wattpad. I had no idea what it was at the time, but when I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. I stayed up all night and the rest of the next day reading that story. When it ended I was sad. I wanted to read more stories like that. After a month I got my phone fixed and went onto the web. I searched Wattpad, and found this whole website full of stories. I spent hours upon days on that website. Only to find out you can download it. So of course I downloaded it. I made a account, and got to reading. Yeah, it might just be an app with books to someone. But to me, it’s my get away, my fantasy world, my home. Now, Wattpad is my most used app on my phone. I’m on their for about 12 hours a week. (I just checked my screen time for the past 7 days.... it said 12h and 21m for Wattpad) I’ve read over hundreds of stories, and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. And the best part about the app, is that the stories are from small authors, who had this idea for a story and decided to share it. And they decided to share it with me. So I guess, if you ask me if this app is any good, I’ll say “No. It’s the best.” (That was so friggen cheezy-) Moral of the story: Get it if your bored. | I FRICKEN LOVE YOU WATTPAD! MARRY MEEEEE!!!! 🧡🧡🧡
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By LevviiKimmy
    it was amaizing. this all is where you could express your imagination on your mind and Even published it to let other see your imagination. if you dont want other to see you can just keep it to yourself. awesome!!!! Edit: Why can't I access my wattpad main page on my computer? The moment that I want to work on my stories it broke and didn't respond at all. No matter what I do it still won't respond. Please.
  • Love it! Only one problem Dec 29, 2020

    By Mac and cheese girl🙃🙃
    I’ve had this app coming up two years, and it has definitely grown my love for reading. This is the first app I open when I wake up and the last one I open before I go to bed. I’ve probably read over 100 books, and I have over 12 in my library. Wattpad is probably my favorite app I have on my phone. However, I do find one thing troubling. As most people who have the app are aware of, if you do not save a book to your library, once you exit it out of it it is most likely lost forever. Now, I know this is probably not a big problem for people who know the title and other things about the book, but for people who sometimes choose a book just based on the description and do not look at the title (me), this poses an issue sometimes. I was reading a wonderful book a couple days ago, and I had gotten about 30 chapters in. I guess I had gotten so absorbed in the story that I had forgotten to save it to my library. Well, my family and I had traveled into the country, so we had no internet. When I opened up the app, a notification popped up that i needed WiFi to continue reading. I pressed dismiss. Long story short, it exited out of the book, and I can’t find it. I think it would be really helpful to have an option to look at a recently opened or recently looked at page where books that you had previously read but hadn’t been saved could be seen. This would be EXTREMELY helpful! Other than that, LOVE the app!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Daezi
    The Paging is being weird. It'll cut off and I have to constantly open and close the book to get the full text. I've even Uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I've had this app since 2013 or 2014 and it's the first time I've ever had issues with it. Hopefully it's fixed soon, I don't want to start paying for it again and still have these problems.
  • Beautiful. Perfect Jul 28, 2021

    By average4578936539
    I love this app. Nobody in my family or friend group besides my cousin is in the same fandoms as I’m in (Percy Jackson), so it’s awesome to find people who like the same things I do! You can role play as your favorite characters if you find the right people, and write and read stories. I would recommend @_-TheOfficials-_ for Percy Jackson fans who would like to roleplay as their favorite character. Very few problems, although I would like more space for offline books. Like maybe 10 spaces. Writing is very simple, I do it on my phone with no problems. Reading is even simpler, just search what you want, and you’ll find plenty. Be careful with your email, I had problems with getting it activated so I could comment and follow and favorite things. It worked out in the end though! Just watch out for kids, 13 is the minimum age, not 17. And there’s little that parents can do about removing an account if the child is over 13 and not causing any problems. Parents, your best bet is to let your kid do his/her thing. Chances are, he/she is on here because nobody they know likes what they like. Just make sure they are not sharing personal information or anything, that’s a bad thing on ANY public site, not just Wattpad. But overall, this app is good for kids who love to read and write stories about their favorite books and movies, or anything in general.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By lilla foot
    Look I have been using this app for years and its been great but now the whole app feels like a cash grab. I will NEVER pay for anything on it. The new library is a joke, The payed story's are infuriating, and the color scheme sucks. The only thing that I would think about paying for is if they made a way to organize stories that you have in your library. But I would be happier if everything went back to the way it used to be. No one is going to pay for unlimited remove it.
  • Too Many Ads Jul 19, 2018

    By 💁Daija💁✌️💖
    Okay, don’t get me wrong, I understand that to keep Wattpad free for the people who don’t have the money to become a premium member there’s gonna be ads, but the ads that pop up in the middle of every other chapter is VERY annoying. I have been using Wattpad for about 6 years now, it’s by far one of my favorite apps (well it used to be but i’ll get to that in a second): it’s a platform that allows me and others to express our creativity and love for writing and holds some pretty interesting reads that sometimes seem like I should be paying for them... Though at this point, I guess I am with all these ads they throw in my face any chance they get. I was surprised – to say the least – when I opened the app after an update awhile back and seen an ad on the homepage. I was fine with it, of course, because it’s not like it hindered my reading experience, but now the ads have hindered my reading experience. I literally can’t go two chapters without a freaking ad popping up and making me wait 5 seconds until I can move on to the next chapter. It’s ridiculous. Wattpad has obviously fell into the same cycle as every other app that started off ad free. Now they overdo them because all they care about is the money. I still enjoy the app, I just wish they would do something about the ads in the middle of every other chapter, at least make them few and far between. Otherwise, it’s an extremely good app that i’ve enjoyed for many years.
  • I use to love this app... but wth is going on:( Feb 11, 2021

    By anonymous girl :(
    I genuinely loved this app. It was always fun to read cool and interesting stories that completely captivated me and had me not putting my phone down until i figured out what was going to happen next. It was always fun to find new and upcoming authors just trying to find a community to write with. Follow along with their stories and see how they grow. Everything was free to read so the possibilities were endless to find books. And there is so much more that i use to love. But as of late I don’t know what you are doing wattpad but it honestly isn’t helping it’s making things worse. Wattpad doesn’t need to be better it was a great app and an amazing place to be. But whatever the creators are trying to make it now is not working for anyone. I truly and sincerely am sad about the amount of books and fanfics that have been deleted and removed from wattpad in only a days time. Honestly my review should be lower at this point. I hope wattpad that this review tells you to STOP doing whatever you are doing. Stop trying to change the community. Leave us be! We were all fine before you came in deciding what was good for only you nobody agreed with this. PLEASE STOPPP! My review for this app USE to be a 5 stars hands down! And maybe one day if I get the old wattpad back it’ll go back to 5 stars but for now 2 and less is my rating. Don’t download this app right now until wattpad gets it together.
  • Lots of improvement needed Mar 27, 2020

    By #CornyJokes4U
    There are many things I love about this app, but I feel like there are so many things that could and should be better. For instance, the search filters. On websites like A03, you can search for particular genres, word counts, characters, and many more. The search filters feel incomplete. All wattpad has is the amount of chapters (which can be misleading because many people write short stories with many chapters but not a lot of words), when it was updated, and if it’s complete or not. It’s hard to find a particular type of story if you can’t search for things like word count. Another thing is the constant requests to buy premium. I had wattpad before they turned into a greedy money-making company, and it was so much better than the current version. There used to not be constant pop-ups to spend a ridiculous amount of money to go ad free and read a few paid stories. On top of that, they reduced the amount of stories you can read offline. If you had a book loaded previously, you could read it offline and you could do this for many books. Then they reduced that amount to three, then to two. I just wish they didn’t shove the premium ads in your face so much. The search feature is what really needs improvement, though. I want to be able to find stories of a particular type and cannot do that at the moment because of the insufficient searching filters.
  • The update Feb 6, 2019

    By JassHassleFree
    Hello I understand that people writing books are getting them published through your company and it’s important to keep funds coming in, but what about the people (like me) who have been reading on watt pad for years now? We have to pay to buy coins now to read stories that used to be free? I thought that the point of it being free is us reading it, loving it, and sharing for other people to discover it? I thought that was the point of this app, when we rate the stories they put into a list of top 50 or so and the best ones can be discovered online by publishers. I’ve been using this app since I was twelve, I am now 18 years old and I’ve been searching for another app to read stories like this but I can’t find any. I believe you’re losing more customers by making the free subscribers pay for reading, it shouldn’t be a thing for free or premium subscribers to pay to read. These aren’t stories made by well known authors these are stories of aspiring authors who need an audience to love their books, review them, and get them out there to the world. I have decided to move on from Wattpad because I can’t afford to pay for it, your customers are more than likely mostly children and young adults who wouldn’t even think about paying to read books when there are other apps that are less desirable but FREE to read and review. I love Wattpad and I hate that this has happened and that’s why I gave a low rating.
  • Wattpad is Just Getting Worse and Worse May 9, 2019

    By Shisshsjjsdhgek
    When I first joined Wattpad about 3 to 4 years ago, it was an interesting community to say the least. A small portion of the books that have been written were extraordinary, while most others have been... somewhat questionable. Even with the rather odd books in the mix, the community itself and the app was overall an enjoyable place to be sometimes. All the bonds and friendships that have been forged on Wattpad are ones I cannot forget, nor would I have had the opportunity to gain such friends without Wattpad. However, as time has past, Wattpad has become worse as a whole. It’s like as if the Wattpad community of the past was a book, and the future of Wattpad was a small flame, engulfing it entirely. The books aren’t the issue for me, as I do find it laughable and sometimes enjoyable to see what people could manage to come up with. The real issue for me, is the administration. One by one, I have seen one too many accounts fall and terminated with to unclear reasoning and unjustified manners. One too many times have I seen accounts that had years worth of work put into it vanish in an instant, only for them to make a new account explaining that Wattpad had terminated their account with false pretenses, not explaining the reasoning for their doing. It’s just isn’t right, deleting all these accounts, some of which had books that the authors clearly put their time, heart, and soul into.
  • CRASHES AND FREEZING Apr 28, 2018

    By NoKaDo_1195
    Before a few months ago I was always an avid Wattpad reader, for years. I had very few complaints, I also didn’t even mind the occasional ads that popped up and by showing the occasional video it wasn’t too bothersome. I loved the app and would give it a 5/5 any day. However, I ended up taking took a few months off and it was definitely a disappointment when I came back. Not only was I bombarded with ads the app, both on the iPhone and Mac, freeze within the first couple of minutes of me going into the app. Most of my books don’t load, and when I delete a book it never deletes it just stays there. Im not sure what happened in between the time I took off and now but it’s frustrating. As stated I understand the importance of ads but having them constantly pop up or show up every other click is a major annoyance to the point of me debating on whether I even want to keep the app. Because of the freezing and crashing to me the app is almost useless but I’m still hoping for an update that fixes that. The 70+ books I’ve downloaded also is the thing preventing me from getting rid of it. I really loved the app before all of this. I’ve also heard that you now require internet to read books or archive them? Not too entirely sure as stated I haven’t really been updated on anything because all I see are ads and then the app crashes but I hope this app gets the upgrade it deserves.
  • Seriously? MAKE SURE TO READ!!!! Dec 27, 2018

    By Seriously? Must be a joke.
    I’ve been using wattpad for a while now. Almost five years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s kept me from going to bed when I can’t seem to put down my phone because a book is so good. It’s kept my attention pulled away from schoolwork- which could be a bad thing but also maybe a good thing? Anyways needless to say the reason I’m giving the app such a low rating is because I don’t believe in the app anymore. Sure the app is full of really great authors/ readers who are all there for the same reason. But I feel like you could do so much better elsewhere. Wattpad used to be a FREE community for authors to publish their stories for the readers to devote their time to, whereas now wattpad feels more like an elite community for people who want to pay for their stories. Come on now. You can’t expect half of the world to join wattpad premium or pay for some ridiculous coins to keep reading. I understand paying the hardworking authors on wattpad, however it’s a two way street. You either keep the writers happy and the readers upset or vice versa. I feel as though some more thought should go into these new versions of wattpad instead of keeping just one side of the street happy. Though for now, I’m telling you that it would be a better idea to keep moving. Sorry wattpad but you’ve made a lot of people unhappy with this new system. Until some compromise has been reached I feel like the original wattpad(ers) will loose interest in your app. :(
  • CRASHES Mar 26, 2018

    By Nyongtorybb
    I have been an avid Wattpad user for almost 5 years now and have spent so much time on writing and reading stories and I have had to switch to other platforms recently because every time I open a story I get through about two pages before the whole app freezes and I am forced to restart the app. I also am unable to check my notifications because of this. I have over 1,500 Wattpad notifications now because every time I go to check them the app freezes once I start to scroll and I can’t check anything or respond to comments on my stories because of this. I see a lot of people mentioning the adds in their reviews, but I haven’t seen many but that’s only because of the app freezing and glitching and judging everything everyone has said it’s probably a cause of the overload of adds. When I first got on Wattpad, all the features and tools were located in a sidebar on the top left corner and the setup of the app changed a lot for the better over the years, but these last few updates have made the app very difficult to use and I almost wanted to delete the app, but I love all the friends I have made over it and all the wonderful stories I have read too much to delete the app. I have spent a lot of time building up my account and writing stories and it’s really upsetting that I can’t reply to all the comments people are leaving me, so please fix the app.
  • You have to stop Sep 29, 2019

    By 1616.a55
    I’ve been in Wattpad since a long time by now, five years more specifically, and I have to say I’ve never been so upset with you as I am now. This was supposed to be a platform where people can come and enjoy a whole world full of different and diversified stories. And it was, until they started to worry more for the money than for the readers and users. At first I was really surprised, and kinda upset with the new updates, but I told myself that it was ok, that change was good, but this is too much! First where the ads between chapters— I must admit this was one of the things that got me the angriest—, then was this thing about “subscriptions” in which you have to pay to gain certain privileges, and now, now you can’t even read a story unless you have an internet connection. What is wrong with you! Did y’all lost your minds? You’re making people have to waist money for offline stories. Why?! It’s shameful. Where does all those things about “the best offline and online free reading platform ever” are at? This is not what y’all said and promise us at the beginning. I get it, and I know that change is good, and that y’all need to gain money cause it’s something you’re putting your effort and time at. But, at what cost? A lot of people have been leaving Wattpad because of this things, and I still don’t know, but maybe I’m gonna be next. This changes you’re making, not all of them are for the good.
  • img Community
    reading novels, makes me feel comfortable
    img by Nagham
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you love fictional stories about the past, you're probably used to burning through a new book in just 2 days. Now you can get any story on your device with an entire historical fiction section of over 1,500 new story updates daily, so you'll never run out of material.
    img by Alice
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Trying to stand out among the 1,000,000s of aspiring writers can take years. Wattpad allows you to post your poetry and other writing; interacting with a community of writers and readers to get your work noticed!
    img by Anshul
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Can't find a new book to get into? Ever thought about writing your own stories or collaborating with friends on an adventure you had? Take 30 minutes to compete in a writing contest or write a story with a friend here.
    img by Renu
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Almost 80% of stories are free in wattpad and with great audience.
    img by Sharon
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    The only thing better than writing fanfiction for yourself is getting to write it for 5,000 other readers. Connect with fans from the genres you love and tell your version of the story for your favorite audience.
    img by Antonio
    1 week ago
  • img Expert
    1. Connect to a global community of storytellers through the power of the written word
    2. Get creative with monthly writing challenges, or publish your own stories independently and get feedback from the community
    3. Discover new stories and take them with you wherever you go! Wattpad syncs across devices so you can read amazing content anywhere, anytime

    Reviewed by Kaylin on July 19, 2018

  • Amazing. Just, amazing. Apr 25, 2020

    By Jbird1013
    I’ve had this app for over two years now, and I haven’t thought to write a review until now. It has so many amazing books, some have been published as actual books, some just written for fun. You can completely enjoy it with some short adds or you can pay for premium and get no adds and a few different features. I’ve had it for so long, and sadly can’t do premium, even though it is pretty inexpensive; but it’s still an amazing experience. There are also some stories that you have to use coins for, and you can buy coins or get three a day by watching videos, and each chapter is three coins. There are so many more books that are completely free though, so paying isn’t required at all. I also love having the comments on each paragraph of the story and being able to share my thoughts and read others opinions on the books. The one and only complaint that I have is that there isn’t a feature to like a comment on a book. I’ve seen a few people who have the same problem, we don’t want to comment on something, we just want to let them know that their comment made us laugh. It’s a very small complaint though, and it doesn’t affect the experience on Wattpad. All in all, this app is great for exploring books, and writing as well. It’s very easy write and publish chapters and books on the app. It’s perfect for writers who just want to have some fun or who want to explore an interest in writing. Would 100% recommend this to all book lovers and writers.
  • Love this app, but... Dec 7, 2019

    By Ptwt lover
    This is an awesome app to read stories and fanfics, but the one thing at the moment that I don’t like is the new limit to read offline without premium. I liked how before you could read any story offline, but you couldn’t update the new chapter, but it’s better then having a limite on stories to read and sometimes get to read the story if they did update a new chapter without internet. I would like it if wattpad were to take away the limitation on offline stories, for its better that way and I can read more when I’m on a business trip or on an airplane I can read lots of stories without limitations. I have had this app for maybe 2 years and I never had a complaint, but with the limited offline stories it had caused me some troubles, also once I was in a business trip and I went to read and there was no internet connection or anything. But I had my offline books and one of them updated, though the thing was I couldn’t read it and it told me I have to have an internet connection to upload the new chapter, which irritated me cause this was supposed to be an offline story that I can read without anything and after that I couldn’t read until 2 hours later once I got internet. In a couple of day I will be traveling and some parts of the place that I’m going does not have internet connection, but I want to still be able to read, but I can’t afford premium so I’m just asking please get rid of the limited offline books they’re troublesome.
  • curious? read this Oct 10, 2020

    By Deadpool Lover~
    alright, i’ve had this app since 2013 and let me start this review by saying it’s definitely not the same as the old version. the changes aren’t too bad, once you get used to the adds that pop up every so often when you’re reading a story. they can get annoying and more consistent the longer you read, but again, you get used to them after a while. if not, just pay for premium (i actually wouldn’t recommend getting premium unless you’re REALLY bothered by the adds). overall this app is great. if you want to write a story, it’s not hard trying to figure out what specific buttons you’ve got to press in order to pick your story’s cover, select tags, add a new chapter and so on. i do have to warn you though, the app is known to crash when you’re in the middle of writing a chapter and deleting all of that progress you made, so be careful with that. getting your story views isn’t that difficult either, unless you’re a new author but even then your story will eventually get viewers. wattpad’s also a great app to make friends and find mutuals too. over the years i’ve met a lot of nice people, and gotten myself more than a lot of followers. you don’t need followers though, you can simply use wattpad to read, find friends, or do your own thing. it doesn’t matter if you’re trying to find a story of a specific fandom/an original story, wattpad’s perfect to pass time. so yes, i recommend it, regardless of the few problems it has occasionally.
  • It’s my home. 🧡 Aug 12, 2021

    By @ii_ray_ii
    I got this app just about 2 years ago. And the way I found it was, I had broken my phone, and just gotten into the mcyt fandom, I had a kindle so I used that and searched ‘dnf’ and I found Wattpad. I had no idea what it was at the time, but when I started reading it, I couldn’t stop. I stayed up all night and the rest of the next day reading that story. When it ended I was sad. I wanted to read more stories like that. After a month I got my phone fixed and went onto the web. I searched Wattpad, and found this whole website full of stories. I spent hours upon days on that website. Only to find out you can download it. So of course I downloaded it. I made a account, and got to reading. Yeah, it might just be an app with books to someone. But to me, it’s my get away, my fantasy world, my home. Now, Wattpad is my most used app on my phone. I’m on their for about 12 hours a week. (I just checked my screen time for the past 7 days.... it said 12h and 21m for Wattpad) I’ve read over hundreds of stories, and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. And the best part about the app, is that the stories are from small authors, who had this idea for a story and decided to share it. And they decided to share it with me. So I guess, if you ask me if this app is any good, I’ll say “No. It’s the best.” (That was so friggen cheezy-) Moral of the story: Get it if your bored. | I FRICKEN LOVE YOU WATTPAD! MARRY MEEEEE!!!! 🧡🧡🧡
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By LevviiKimmy
    it was amaizing. this all is where you could express your imagination on your mind and Even published it to let other see your imagination. if you dont want other to see you can just keep it to yourself. awesome!!!! Edit: Why can't I access my wattpad main page on my computer? The moment that I want to work on my stories it broke and didn't respond at all. No matter what I do it still won't respond. Please.
  • Beautiful. Perfect Jul 28, 2021

    By average4578936539
    I love this app. Nobody in my family or friend group besides my cousin is in the same fandoms as I’m in (Percy Jackson), so it’s awesome to find people who like the same things I do! You can role play as your favorite characters if you find the right people, and write and read stories. I would recommend @_-TheOfficials-_ for Percy Jackson fans who would like to roleplay as their favorite character. Very few problems, although I would like more space for offline books. Like maybe 10 spaces. Writing is very simple, I do it on my phone with no problems. Reading is even simpler, just search what you want, and you’ll find plenty. Be careful with your email, I had problems with getting it activated so I could comment and follow and favorite things. It worked out in the end though! Just watch out for kids, 13 is the minimum age, not 17. And there’s little that parents can do about removing an account if the child is over 13 and not causing any problems. Parents, your best bet is to let your kid do his/her thing. Chances are, he/she is on here because nobody they know likes what they like. Just make sure they are not sharing personal information or anything, that’s a bad thing on ANY public site, not just Wattpad. But overall, this app is good for kids who love to read and write stories about their favorite books and movies, or anything in general.
  • Money money money Nov 24, 2019

    By FangirlLayla
    I use to love Wattpad. I got on it everyday to read for the last 5 years. Recently there have been some awful updates that makes the app a headache to deal with. I can handle the adds. I understand that’s how free apps make money. I was upset about the coin thing and having to pay to finish reading some of my favorite stories. Though I do understand why some authors would want to get paid for writing their books, so I looked past it and continued using this app because I loved it so much. But now we have to pay to read offline?! That’s outrageous!! I fear this app is all about making a profit out of everything now! It’s not about the people’s enjoyment anymore. You could get premium and have all of that go away but, you guessed it, it costs money! More and more people are dropping this app because of these awful changes being made. And I’m fed up with opening the app and seeing more things we have to pay for. What’s next? We have to pay to write our own stories? I’m lucky that I have service at my house, but some people aren’t so lucky. I’m sorry to those people, and to those who uses reading as an escape to what they’re going through. I will continue using this app because there still are some good books I would like to read, but I’m not nearly as in love with this app as I was 5 years ago.
  • Amazing app!!! Aug 4, 2019

    By Wolfwriter14
    This app has everything for a reader or writers needs!! You can write all your stories, with as many chapters as you want!! You can also create your own cover for your book as well. The writing portion of the app is very simple to use. With the ability to add videos or pictures at the top of each chapter, you can give the readers a better picture of your story, and they have the tools you see on any writing software. From which side you want to write on, to italics, bold, or underlined. For the readers, there are many genres to choose from!! Fantasy, Fanfiction, etc. it your choice. you can also change the font style, color of the page and, size of the font for you various needs. You also have a personal library that no one can see except you! So you can organize your books in any way, but, when you read a book it appears at the top of your library as your recently read. You can also make reading lists on your profile for others to enjoy. If a book isn’t finished writing, the notifications for when the author updated the book, are straight forward, they tell you when they updated and what chapter they updated, so you don’t have to look or reread to make sure your not reading the same chapter twice. I love this app, and I hope if you haven’t tried it, you should!!!
  • Amazing app, but one thing... Oct 28, 2020

    By jadaaa_16
    Okay, so I been on Wattpad maybe a year or so and I love it really. My stories are getting noticed, votes, reads and comments are amazing on them. There’s just one problem and I’m not sure if it’s a glitch on the app or something wrong on my end. But, I ended up asking my readers how they came upon my book and they said that it was number one on one of the tags. I was excited that my book was ranked (first book of mine that was) so I went to the tag to see if my story showed up and to my surprise it didn’t. I was confused as to why, so I made another account and did the same thing going to the tag and my story showed up. I clicked on it and say all my rankings on it. I was confused as to why none of the rankings show up when I’m on my actually account. Instead it just shows how many parts I have and nothing else after that. I’m not sure why that happens and I honestly don’t like going on another account to see my rankings when I should be able to see it on my account. I hope y’all can help with that since I’m really confused and would love to see my own rankings. Also, I would love to know if your book can show up whenever you search in that particular tag or it’ll only show on other people accounts. I hope y’all read this and help me out as soon as possible. Thank you....
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Justine Kathe Mari
    I grew up reading from wattpad. I learned how to speak, write and communicate in English because of wattpad. I truly am amazed by this app. My "ate" or older cousin introduced it to me when I was young. It was free back then. Altho I know why, and I understand why it had to have ads, I wish we can watch more ads to earn more coins. :(( please do not limit it to three. 😭🙏
  • Love it! Only one problem Dec 29, 2020

    By Mac and cheese girl🙃🙃
    I’ve had this app coming up two years, and it has definitely grown my love for reading. This is the first app I open when I wake up and the last one I open before I go to bed. I’ve probably read over 100 books, and I have over 12 in my library. Wattpad is probably my favorite app I have on my phone. However, I do find one thing troubling. As most people who have the app are aware of, if you do not save a book to your library, once you exit it out of it it is most likely lost forever. Now, I know this is probably not a big problem for people who know the title and other things about the book, but for people who sometimes choose a book just based on the description and do not look at the title (me), this poses an issue sometimes. I was reading a wonderful book a couple days ago, and I had gotten about 30 chapters in. I guess I had gotten so absorbed in the story that I had forgotten to save it to my library. Well, my family and I had traveled into the country, so we had no internet. When I opened up the app, a notification popped up that i needed WiFi to continue reading. I pressed dismiss. Long story short, it exited out of the book, and I can’t find it. I think it would be really helpful to have an option to look at a recently opened or recently looked at page where books that you had previously read but hadn’t been saved could be seen. This would be EXTREMELY helpful! Other than that, LOVE the app!
  • Oct 10, 2021

    By Daezi
    The Paging is being weird. It'll cut off and I have to constantly open and close the book to get the full text. I've even Uninstalled and reinstalled the app. I've had this app since 2013 or 2014 and it's the first time I've ever had issues with it. Hopefully it's fixed soon, I don't want to start paying for it again and still have these problems.
  • Offline and ads is a pain Mar 9, 2020

    By Nikki1841
    I will forever love this app because this is what got me to fall in love with reading books but I can’t help but to hate the new updates. The whole offline thing was (not trying to be mean) stupid to do. The fact that I’m limited to two books for the offline mode when i have no internet is crazy. I loved when we can still read all the books we had in our library without internet. I really wish y’all can get rid of it because that’s very annoying. The ads are way too long. Some ads are 5 seconds before you can skip but most ads are like almost 2MINS LONG!!! And sometimes I feel that the ads are now popping up after every other chapter. I don’t mind ads but it’s too much after awhile especially when I’m really getting into a book. I understand you guys made a premium thing for people to get rid of the ads and have more offline books but it’s not worth the $5.99 when you can just go back to the original way y’all had it. I feel like every update y’all make is getting worst and I feel bad for saying this but I’m actually not reading off of here as much which kills me cause I really do love this app. But, if y’all keep making this an ad competition and keep the whole offline thing you might lose a reader off of this app. Hopefully y’all will read our complaints and keep it under consideration
  • Sep 28, 2021

    By That's Krazy
    It's good and i had a good time. Reading some books I like and want are here. I'm very thankful to the creator of this app. Your made a very useful app. Thank you so much.❤. I Highly recommend wattpad for those who want to read english and tagalog books/stories,also maybe your favorite authors are here. So, install now. Have a Nice Day! Ahead.
  • Sep 24, 2021

    By Jane Wynters
    I've been on the actual site for 10 years now and honestly I seriously hate the app for it. It's convenient sure but they have so much more work to do for it. The pop up add that's advertised for buying the premium app, shows up every time you click out of something and there's no option to make it not show again. They auto sync sucks, so as a writer I have to delete the app on my phone and redownload it for it to load the books I uploaded from my computer. All in all, it could be better.
  • Oct 3, 2021

    By alyne batister
    I rlly like the app it's easy to use for readers and sometimes hard for the authors. However, sometimes the download button isn't showing up and when I come back to a story to re-read it, my votes are gone. It was so disappointing. Overall it's a good app! (I suggest to have a translation for the stories that aren't my language so I can discover more good stories.)
  • What happened Sep 27, 2019

    By Nijah.M
    I have been on this app for 4 years this has been my favorite app to read books. I read all different type of books on here and I love them all. But this app has become something that is a money hungry. It now gives you only 2 offline reading books and to have unlimited you have to pay for it, and I don’t appreciate that. This app use to be free period, I don’t care that you there are books on here that cost, because they are good books and deserve the recognition but if your gonna have me pay to have an unlimited supply of unlimited offline books that is insane. I want an unlimited number of books offline because o can’t always be online, and have multiple books to choose from while I’m off is so convenient for me. Now I can’t have that and if I can’t have that I won’t be even able to use the app as much. I don’t have the money to pay for all of that, even if it’s not that much so you need to fix this or don’t. But just know that I can’t use this app that often if I can only have 2 books to read offline. And there is not just me so if people stop using this app as often because of this then this app won’t be as popular. And please don’t get me wrong I love this app there such a variety of people making a different variety of books, it’s great. But you get my point.
  • Amazing but one thing... Apr 24, 2019

    By sallman9696
    The people who already have this app might know my struggles. If there was a way for the books that are 'complete' to have a mark or something, so we readers know that we won't be waiting for updates when we read it. It gets very annoying, very fast when I have to check every book INDIVIDUALLY, in my library if they are complete or not. I understand that there is a filter in the search engine that allows you to see only 'complete' books, but it is (to me) useless. Especially, when you already have the books. Plus if someone, is finished with the book but don't know how to mark it as a 'completed' book, that gets REALLY annoying. Then all of the books in anyone's library start to stack up because of those main reasons. For example... I have +250 books at the moment. Not always a fun thing. So maybe writers could get notifications if they haven't updated a book in a while, asking if they are finished with the book and would like for it to be 'completed'. Of course, the user gets to decide how frequently that happens. To every week they don't update, to maybe even every year. Please hear me out Wattpad, because I know that if there any users like me out there. They would be as thankful as I would be if you helped these problems. Please.
  • My honest opinion about wattpad Jun 28, 2020

    By saiundauted
    I love wattpad, I’ve written stories, I’ve read good stories but the thing I can’t stand is wattpad moving things around, I use to be able to be able to just click on one of the bottom thing to either my library or my account but now I got to click a different button to get to my account? Why is wattpad moving things, adding/taking arm way things so often? They moved it with my library is now in the middle of my screen out of the group and it’s throwing my off every single time. Like I’m clicking on them trying to get onto my account and then I’m just like how the flip go I get on my account before I clicked a different button before I finally got on my account. I think this was new since it only appeared like that today so I’m not sure if it’s permanent but please stop doing that to us wattpad users, it annoys me at the least even if the others aren’t bothered a whole lot. I liked it how it use to be not like how it keeps changing every time I take my eyes off it for a second. Don’t get me wrong I still love wattpad, but with the changes it keeps going through annoys me and irritates me. So please stop with moving things around on wattpad, it only makes things harder to find depending on what it is we are looking for, like checking our account or something.
  • Changed My Life... However... Mar 18, 2020

    By Lea Evans
    Wattpad is honestly one of my favorite (if not my #1 favorite) apps out there. I write and read nearly everyday and it has honestly changed my life. However... I've noticed in the past month a glitch. A couple of my stories have this glitch where when I press "preview" it says "this page got lost in a good story and never came back". The first time it bothered me and then I updated Wattpad and the problem was fixed. But then today I noticed that it happened again to now two of my stories. I can't get rid of it which disrupts me from reading my drafts in order to catch any mistakes I made etc. I'm not sure what's going on but I hope it can be fixed in the next update. Other than that Wattpad is absolutely amazing. While the whole paying for some stories kinda bugged me I do understand that there are writers who would like to pursue their dreams and get paid. Though, another issue that kinda bugs me is the whole offline reading thing and how you have to have premium to read more than two stories offline. I honestly think two stories is a little unfair but that's only my opinion. Okay, that's all. I just hoped this bug can be addressed. Again, Wattpad is honestly amazing in so many ways and I hope it continues to get better.
  • Oct 12, 2021

    By ITSME
    It was a great app, I read books on it literally everyday and the paid books were great too, I could wait a little and earn coins to read any of the paid books by watching adds. But now, I am unable to watch adds and it says I can only buy them now, that made me really mad cuz why would you take away such a great feature! Please bring back the ability to earn coins by watching adds cuz many of my friends are already leaving wattpad because of that but I don't wanna leave.
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By Axelle Gaspard
    Used to adore this app. Now the paid part is a bit annoyinly along with the constant ads after each chapter. There should really be a section for already read book so that they can be removed from our library without losing them or having to add them to a reading list. Overall a really good reading app. ❤️❤️
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By Regnault Rodriguez
    Been only using this app for several months and I gotta say there are a lot of bugs that needs to be fixed. Story updates won't appear until several hours. Photo attachments usually go missing when I edit a chapter. Searh function doesn't really help. Also, the News Feed was quite important for me to stay up to date on my followed authors. It's good in a lot of ways but also bad in certain points. Still has potential tho.
  • Oct 6, 2021

    By Claire Springbett
    The app is good but the only downside is that non-premium users have their 'avaliable offline' limit capped at 2 books. For me i was happy when it was capped at 25 (a couple of days ago) now i dont like the app as much (due to the lack of selection while offline). Please change the offline limit (for non-premium users) to a higher number than 2.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Tanvi Bangre
    I really liked wattpad! But the new update is annoying, seriously only 2 offline books, it should at least be 20. And everyone doesn't have earn coins options, even those who have it, are only able to unlock 1 chapter daily. I'm a person who likes to binge read and I have to wait literally 2 and a half months to read a book I really liked. That too with vpn. Atleast let us earn coins by watching ads. Ugh! Really annoyed by it now! That's why I've given 3 stars otherwise I would've given 5!
  • Wattpad: Why Change is Needed Apr 22, 2019

    By Delakat
    Wattpad has been on every handheld device I’ve owned since I created an account five years ago. I can honestly say that this app was my favorite app hands down until recently. Yes, I still love and use Wattpad but I don’t spend nearly as much time reading on there as I used to. This is due to the ads and the update with premium accounts. I don’t mind ads at all as that is how apps are kept free but it seems like I get an ad after every single chapter and I’m constantly asked to go premium. With the change of the logo recently as well, I feel Wattpad is in a different place than it was when I joined 5 years ago but not in a good way. We need to move forward but not so much so that it becomes an entirely different thing. There have always been ads and I don’t expect ads to be wiped out completely but it is ridiculous how often they pop up, I also find it quite obnoxious that I am asked to go premium every single time I open the app. It is safe to say that Wattpad has become more of a money making operation than one that values its writers and readers. I don’t think it is much to ask to reduce the amount of ads a little bit and try to make the app about the people using it again. I’m still going to use this app but I have resorted to other FanFiction websites and apps as it is not nearly as enjoyable as it used to be. I do hope you can take both our opinions into consideration more directly. Thank you.
  • No more offline readings, why?!?!?!? Sep 25, 2019

    By Arlo's Customer
    I have been reading in and fan of Wattpad for 4-5 years now and I have seen them go through major changes, some changes are fine with me but the current change is just upsetting. The moment I woke up in the morning and I went to check on Wattpad for updates in my library, but only to see that now we all have to pay to read offline which was shocking and terrifying to me. I feel like I won’t be able to be able to read anymore interesting stories written or shared by others for the sake of their passion or entertainment (especially while I am going to school using underground transportation). I feel like not being able to read some of our books offline is just a nightmare!!! I understand why Wattpad did the coin system and the ads, but getting rid of the offline reading is just a nightmare! Although, I also read when I have Wi-Fi at home and school and there would be ads which I don’t mind, but now when I am offline I won’t be able to access to my favorites while traveling underground (literally no service) then what? Maybe I should quit Wattpad for a long while and just focus on school which is getting more harder and stressful. Mind you, Wattpad is my source of stress reliever and happy times (plus it was my favorite reading app out of all the others I have experienced with), but now I will just steer clear from Wattpad. Who knows? I might just be back soon or later?
  • Oct 9, 2021

    By CHIOMA UCHE
    I love wattpad but this new updates are kind of annoying. I really hate the new font and all the paid books flooding my home page is not really cool. There used to be a time where all books regardless of its popularity used to be on the home page but now all there is are books I can't afford to read Please wattpad do something about your updates cause the recent ones are just making people unhappy The new update is so annoying Everytime I leave the app it resets and reloads please fix this ASAP
  • Oct 7, 2021

    By AcE
    Its good, however its very difficult for the user to find books that he wants since tye search function really is not very accomodating. The tag function is great but there is thousands of books and the app does not show best. I just hope that there is some sorting system in place so we could sort the books according to views, votes, rating, etc.
  • great, except... Oct 13, 2018

    By q u e e n :)
    I always look forward to going to wattpad every day to read and write. I currently have a book published and another one in the works. This app is great, except for one thing. I don’t know if it is a glitch or if it is supposed to happen, but everyone’s message board posts blow up my notifications. At first I didn’t mind it, thinking it was just a glitch and in the next few days it would be fixed and everything would go back to normal. But now, I think it’s been doing this for maybe a month (I actually don’t really know). All the message board notifications have been preventing me from seeing comments and votes on my actual story and updates from my favorite stories. This really bothers me. I put a new story out about three weeks ago, and it has a very low number of votes and comments compared to my other story. I honestly don’t know if it is all the message board notifications or if everybody is less active because school has started again. Even I have ignored all of my notifications some days because I didn’t want to go through the thousands of notifications just from people posting on their own message boards. So I’m wondering if other people are doing the same as me and ignoring it overall, leading them to not reading and commenting as they used to... I’m definitely not saying I’m thirsty for votes, but this even prevents me from reading. Thank you for reading, I hope it made sense...!
  • Too Many Ads Jul 19, 2018

    By 💁Daija💁✌️💖
    Okay, don’t get me wrong, I understand that to keep Wattpad free for the people who don’t have the money to become a premium member there’s gonna be ads, but the ads that pop up in the middle of every other chapter is VERY annoying. I have been using Wattpad for about 6 years now, it’s by far one of my favorite apps (well it used to be but i’ll get to that in a second): it’s a platform that allows me and others to express our creativity and love for writing and holds some pretty interesting reads that sometimes seem like I should be paying for them... Though at this point, I guess I am with all these ads they throw in my face any chance they get. I was surprised – to say the least – when I opened the app after an update awhile back and seen an ad on the homepage. I was fine with it, of course, because it’s not like it hindered my reading experience, but now the ads have hindered my reading experience. I literally can’t go two chapters without a freaking ad popping up and making me wait 5 seconds until I can move on to the next chapter. It’s ridiculous. Wattpad has obviously fell into the same cycle as every other app that started off ad free. Now they overdo them because all they care about is the money. I still enjoy the app, I just wish they would do something about the ads in the middle of every other chapter, at least make them few and far between. Otherwise, it’s an extremely good app that i’ve enjoyed for many years.
  • I use to love this app... but wth is going on:( Feb 11, 2021

    By anonymous girl :(
    I genuinely loved this app. It was always fun to read cool and interesting stories that completely captivated me and had me not putting my phone down until i figured out what was going to happen next. It was always fun to find new and upcoming authors just trying to find a community to write with. Follow along with their stories and see how they grow. Everything was free to read so the possibilities were endless to find books. And there is so much more that i use to love. But as of late I don’t know what you are doing wattpad but it honestly isn’t helping it’s making things worse. Wattpad doesn’t need to be better it was a great app and an amazing place to be. But whatever the creators are trying to make it now is not working for anyone. I truly and sincerely am sad about the amount of books and fanfics that have been deleted and removed from wattpad in only a days time. Honestly my review should be lower at this point. I hope wattpad that this review tells you to STOP doing whatever you are doing. Stop trying to change the community. Leave us be! We were all fine before you came in deciding what was good for only you nobody agreed with this. PLEASE STOPPP! My review for this app USE to be a 5 stars hands down! And maybe one day if I get the old wattpad back it’ll go back to 5 stars but for now 2 and less is my rating. Don’t download this app right now until wattpad gets it together.
  • Lots of improvement needed Mar 27, 2020

    By #CornyJokes4U
    There are many things I love about this app, but I feel like there are so many things that could and should be better. For instance, the search filters. On websites like A03, you can search for particular genres, word counts, characters, and many more. The search filters feel incomplete. All wattpad has is the amount of chapters (which can be misleading because many people write short stories with many chapters but not a lot of words), when it was updated, and if it’s complete or not. It’s hard to find a particular type of story if you can’t search for things like word count. Another thing is the constant requests to buy premium. I had wattpad before they turned into a greedy money-making company, and it was so much better than the current version. There used to not be constant pop-ups to spend a ridiculous amount of money to go ad free and read a few paid stories. On top of that, they reduced the amount of stories you can read offline. If you had a book loaded previously, you could read it offline and you could do this for many books. Then they reduced that amount to three, then to two. I just wish they didn’t shove the premium ads in your face so much. The search feature is what really needs improvement, though. I want to be able to find stories of a particular type and cannot do that at the moment because of the insufficient searching filters.
  • The update Feb 6, 2019

    By JassHassleFree
    Hello I understand that people writing books are getting them published through your company and it’s important to keep funds coming in, but what about the people (like me) who have been reading on watt pad for years now? We have to pay to buy coins now to read stories that used to be free? I thought that the point of it being free is us reading it, loving it, and sharing for other people to discover it? I thought that was the point of this app, when we rate the stories they put into a list of top 50 or so and the best ones can be discovered online by publishers. I’ve been using this app since I was twelve, I am now 18 years old and I’ve been searching for another app to read stories like this but I can’t find any. I believe you’re losing more customers by making the free subscribers pay for reading, it shouldn’t be a thing for free or premium subscribers to pay to read. These aren’t stories made by well known authors these are stories of aspiring authors who need an audience to love their books, review them, and get them out there to the world. I have decided to move on from Wattpad because I can’t afford to pay for it, your customers are more than likely mostly children and young adults who wouldn’t even think about paying to read books when there are other apps that are less desirable but FREE to read and review. I love Wattpad and I hate that this has happened and that’s why I gave a low rating.
  • Wattpad is Just Getting Worse and Worse May 9, 2019

    By Shisshsjjsdhgek
    When I first joined Wattpad about 3 to 4 years ago, it was an interesting community to say the least. A small portion of the books that have been written were extraordinary, while most others have been... somewhat questionable. Even with the rather odd books in the mix, the community itself and the app was overall an enjoyable place to be sometimes. All the bonds and friendships that have been forged on Wattpad are ones I cannot forget, nor would I have had the opportunity to gain such friends without Wattpad. However, as time has past, Wattpad has become worse as a whole. It’s like as if the Wattpad community of the past was a book, and the future of Wattpad was a small flame, engulfing it entirely. The books aren’t the issue for me, as I do find it laughable and sometimes enjoyable to see what people could manage to come up with. The real issue for me, is the administration. One by one, I have seen one too many accounts fall and terminated with to unclear reasoning and unjustified manners. One too many times have I seen accounts that had years worth of work put into it vanish in an instant, only for them to make a new account explaining that Wattpad had terminated their account with false pretenses, not explaining the reasoning for their doing. It’s just isn’t right, deleting all these accounts, some of which had books that the authors clearly put their time, heart, and soul into.
  • CRASHES AND FREEZING Apr 28, 2018

    By NoKaDo_1195
    Before a few months ago I was always an avid Wattpad reader, for years. I had very few complaints, I also didn’t even mind the occasional ads that popped up and by showing the occasional video it wasn’t too bothersome. I loved the app and would give it a 5/5 any day. However, I ended up taking took a few months off and it was definitely a disappointment when I came back. Not only was I bombarded with ads the app, both on the iPhone and Mac, freeze within the first couple of minutes of me going into the app. Most of my books don’t load, and when I delete a book it never deletes it just stays there. Im not sure what happened in between the time I took off and now but it’s frustrating. As stated I understand the importance of ads but having them constantly pop up or show up every other click is a major annoyance to the point of me debating on whether I even want to keep the app. Because of the freezing and crashing to me the app is almost useless but I’m still hoping for an update that fixes that. The 70+ books I’ve downloaded also is the thing preventing me from getting rid of it. I really loved the app before all of this. I’ve also heard that you now require internet to read books or archive them? Not too entirely sure as stated I haven’t really been updated on anything because all I see are ads and then the app crashes but I hope this app gets the upgrade it deserves.
  • CRASHES Mar 26, 2018

    By Nyongtorybb
    I have been an avid Wattpad user for almost 5 years now and have spent so much time on writing and reading stories and I have had to switch to other platforms recently because every time I open a story I get through about two pages before the whole app freezes and I am forced to restart the app. I also am unable to check my notifications because of this. I have over 1,500 Wattpad notifications now because every time I go to check them the app freezes once I start to scroll and I can’t check anything or respond to comments on my stories because of this. I see a lot of people mentioning the adds in their reviews, but I haven’t seen many but that’s only because of the app freezing and glitching and judging everything everyone has said it’s probably a cause of the overload of adds. When I first got on Wattpad, all the features and tools were located in a sidebar on the top left corner and the setup of the app changed a lot for the better over the years, but these last few updates have made the app very difficult to use and I almost wanted to delete the app, but I love all the friends I have made over it and all the wonderful stories I have read too much to delete the app. I have spent a lot of time building up my account and writing stories and it’s really upsetting that I can’t reply to all the comments people are leaving me, so please fix the app.
  • Saving doesn’t always work Oct 14, 2018

    By Alexandria2143
    I’ve been using wattpad for several years as my preferred platform to write, organize and edit a lot of my early and final drafts. Recently however I have started to transfer as much as I can to other apps as backups because of a serious issue I have come across on a regular basis. When using multiple different devices, the wattpad program can’t seem to comprehend how to save files. My most recent experience with this was when I was working on crucial editing to a very important scene. I had just laid out the ground work and was now ironing it out and more importantly improvising a lot of dialogue. When I was finished I saved on my laptop and continued on. A few days later I began to work on the following scene on my Ipad(Where I do most of my work). When going back to review my previous adjustments I noticed it was all lost, hours lost over a lack of proper saving, and before I receive any criticisms I made sure to save it multiple times through out. If this were a one time occurrence I wouldn’t be writing this review, but it happens so frequently. It can’t be that difficult to implement a proper cross platform saving application, Google docs having figured that out flawlessly. If this problem is addressed and solved I’ll reevaluate my review, but as of this point I don’t recommend this app if you are writing drafts.
  • With every update, this app gets worse Jun 22, 2019

    By heyitsleigh
    I haven’t had Wattpad very long—somewhere around 2-3 years—but I’ve had it long enough to know that with every update the app just gies downhill. It used to be a free platform for writers to get their start on and for readers to enjoy. But now i feel like this app is more about making money and keeping the writers happy rather than the readers. I understand the ads because they are what help to keep the app free, but honestly yall need to chill with how many there are. I get an ad after EVERY single chapter i read and it’s annoying. I honestly don’t mind watching the ads, i just wish there weren’t quite so many. And having to pay for coins to unlock chapters on a story that isn’t complete and/or isn’t even published published is also bothersome to me. Writers deserve to be paid for their hard work, yes, but why should I have to pay for chapters, and watch ads in between every chapter? Seriously, Wattpad, you need to pick one. And the cover of the app is now so ugly. The orange looks horrible and the W is abhorrent as well. Some change is good but all of this change is really bad. I miss the old Wattpad that was both writer AND reader friendly. Without readers this app would literally be nothing and completely flop, so yall need to figure out how to please both parties before you lose all of your customers.
  • Um just one complaint sorry Oct 3, 2019

    By my truth🙁
    Idk if this was part of an update but just recently I was able to read mostly all my stories offline now it says I have to have it On my offline list but when I try to add it on there it says it’s full even though I haven’t added anything and the only way to have unlimited again is to join premium which i can’t because I don’t have any money I’m fourteen. Even tho I am young and haven’t been on Wattpad that long I think a year now I really lov-ED emphasis on the past tense this app I would spend hours reading the stories people could come up with and it was helpful too have it offline to read because my family doesn’t have WiFi at our house everyone has service on their phones except me because I’m the youngest so I have to use a hotspot once a day from one of my parents phone to connect and find stories. Once I do I save them then go offline so I don’t waste the hotspot (hotspots can run out and I have to wait until next month so I can use it again) and I start reading them idk why you would change it and I’ve been reading other reviews they’re not happy either I suggest you listen to us the readers and writers who don’t have much and look to your app to escape reality or will end up with none at all just read the reviews... I would have given this app five stars otherwise.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By lilla foot
    Look I have been using this app for years and its been great but now the whole app feels like a cash grab. I will NEVER pay for anything on it. The new library is a joke, The payed story's are infuriating, and the color scheme sucks. The only thing that I would think about paying for is if they made a way to organize stories that you have in your library. But I would be happier if everything went back to the way it used to be. No one is going to pay for unlimited remove it.
  • Seriously? MAKE SURE TO READ!!!! Dec 27, 2018

    By Seriously? Must be a joke.
    I’ve been using wattpad for a while now. Almost five years and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s kept me from going to bed when I can’t seem to put down my phone because a book is so good. It’s kept my attention pulled away from schoolwork- which could be a bad thing but also maybe a good thing? Anyways needless to say the reason I’m giving the app such a low rating is because I don’t believe in the app anymore. Sure the app is full of really great authors/ readers who are all there for the same reason. But I feel like you could do so much better elsewhere. Wattpad used to be a FREE community for authors to publish their stories for the readers to devote their time to, whereas now wattpad feels more like an elite community for people who want to pay for their stories. Come on now. You can’t expect half of the world to join wattpad premium or pay for some ridiculous coins to keep reading. I understand paying the hardworking authors on wattpad, however it’s a two way street. You either keep the writers happy and the readers upset or vice versa. I feel as though some more thought should go into these new versions of wattpad instead of keeping just one side of the street happy. Though for now, I’m telling you that it would be a better idea to keep moving. Sorry wattpad but you’ve made a lot of people unhappy with this new system. Until some compromise has been reached I feel like the original wattpad(ers) will loose interest in your app. :(
  • You have to stop Sep 29, 2019

    By 1616.a55
    I’ve been in Wattpad since a long time by now, five years more specifically, and I have to say I’ve never been so upset with you as I am now. This was supposed to be a platform where people can come and enjoy a whole world full of different and diversified stories. And it was, until they started to worry more for the money than for the readers and users. At first I was really surprised, and kinda upset with the new updates, but I told myself that it was ok, that change was good, but this is too much! First where the ads between chapters— I must admit this was one of the things that got me the angriest—, then was this thing about “subscriptions” in which you have to pay to gain certain privileges, and now, now you can’t even read a story unless you have an internet connection. What is wrong with you! Did y’all lost your minds? You’re making people have to waist money for offline stories. Why?! It’s shameful. Where does all those things about “the best offline and online free reading platform ever” are at? This is not what y’all said and promise us at the beginning. I get it, and I know that change is good, and that y’all need to gain money cause it’s something you’re putting your effort and time at. But, at what cost? A lot of people have been leaving Wattpad because of this things, and I still don’t know, but maybe I’m gonna be next. This changes you’re making, not all of them are for the good.
  • beta program Feb 20, 2019

    By sarahs31
    I have had Wattpad for years, it was one of the only reading apps that didn’t make you pay the absurd “coin” fee to unlock stories. Wattpad was a place where passionate writers could come to share their stories with a whole community of people. But now it’s slowly becoming like every other reading app where in order to read a decent story you have to pay. I understand that many of the writers spend hours everyday perfecting their chapters and they should be compensated for their work which was why I didn’t mind the ads that took place between chapters, I figured it’s a small price to pay to keep Wattpad free to read, obviously not. I believe that by Wattpad starting to charge coins to read stories it is taking away from what the app is supposed to be, a place for people to start out their writing career, then they could move on to publishing. I buy plenty of books on bookstore websites, where books have been professionally edited and revised because I know what I’m paying for, Wattpad is for beginning writers or ones who have it for a hobby. Wattpad wasn’t supposed to be the end goal but that’s what the app is moving towards. Many writers on the app who have taken part of this program have stated that they work hard and need this program, if you’re working that hard on a story then Wattpad isn’t the site to be publishing, don’t change Wattpad for what it is. This beta program is just a disappointment.
  • Coins to read?!? Dec 2, 2018

    By Jaxjax!!
    Wattpad used to be an enjoyable platform for teens and young adults to read. But now I’m being forced to pay?! I have been reading Wattpad for years now and never had to pay. There used to not be any ads but then those started appearing every few chapters which is fine. Then, there was a Wattpad premium option but otherwise you had to watch a 10-20 second ad which I was also fine with. Now I’m reading a book, only to get stopped at chapter 15 with a notice saying “3 coins for the next chapter or 178 for the whole book”. Come to find out that these coins are ridiculously priced at 9 for 99 cents and other packages for more. I just don’t understand. Kids aren’t going to ask their parents to pay for that and if you have to do that for every reasonably written book then that’s ridiculous. I’ve been reading for YEARS with out having to pay. I understand if it was like a Harry Potter book or something but this is just an outrage. You’re going to lose a lot of followers with this new coin update. I get writers want support but if they do they should try and get it published and take it off of Wattpad, not inconvenience regular Wattpad readers who just wish for a good, enjoyable read. I’m very upset about this and hope you all will go back to just ads soon because I’m not paying 8 dollars worth of coins for a book that I could’ve read for free with minor ads just a few weeks before.
  • Things have changed Feb 13, 2019

    By Jasmine123171
    I joined Wattpad 7 years ago and throughout the years there has obviously been changes and that’s great, however, the fact that being such a old member doesn’t get you anything now is mind blowing to me. I have been using the site since they had various color options and more fonts, no or limited ads, no subscriptions, and no unlocking chapters by viewing ads. I understand the ads help pay writers and keep the app running and thats fine, but paying for coins or a yearly subscription of $60 is crazy considering I have been reading with wattpad since 2012 which is astonishing. I’m not saying to completely waive the fee or anything, but I do think if they acknowledge their users that have stuck with them before all of these changes, such as possibly getting premium for a month or possibly even a year, or a message from wattpad like a personalized letter. I will always love wattpad but it’s getting ridiculous with how much I need to do just to read a book. I also feel that the search engine should be better calibrated, if you type something in, the engine may pop up books you like but most aren’t what you are interested in at all and can’t find what you are actually looking for. The new color theme is also a big change, and actually hurts my eyes because of how bright it is. The color pattern does give off a nice cleaner look but can put more strain on the eyes.
  • Does Wattpad not care about their consumers? Mar 24, 2018

    By dedicated weheartit user
    For a great deal of time the app has been through major changes,some of them we can overlook, but the biggest problem of all that many of your consumers have been complaining about doesn't seem to be reaching the creators of this app. This app has been freezing, glitching, and kicking people out of the app making it extremely difficult to read through just one chapter without having to restart the app. This makes me want to delete the app despite having stories that i like on it because it's just becoming too much of a hassle. Reading through your reviews there are numerous people who are going through the same thing yet when an update comes along we get even more premium features, which is just unnecessary since i doubt people even wanted the premium feature to exist anyways, instead of seeing you guys ACTUALLY FIXING THE PROBLEM. This goes to show that you have not been taking into account what your consumers are repetively asking of you. So instead of wasting your time into trying to gain money with your premium features from people who just want to read i suggest you actually listen to what we all want cause sooner or later people will get tired and just delete the app all together. Hopefully this task is something you guys are capable of doing although i'm starting to doubt whether you can fix it since its gone on for so long.
  • Yikes Sep 27, 2019

    By Rosemary Shayln
    Listen, I completely get that this app has been having authors be published and readers seeing their books on shelf’s of book stores or the author growing from this experience. But I’ve had this app since 6th grade and right now it’ll make it a whole 7 years of me being a user on the app and having it on my device, but I don’t have the money nor time to pay for a premium account. I am barely on the app now because of that because along with the spending money I can’t afford to be spending on an app to read, there’s also a whole attack of ads and the main ones are about upgrading to premium which is annoying. This use to be an app for readers like me in middle school to read and enjoy and just get a break from life as cringey as that sounds, it use to be an app I’d try to actually write stories on or what kickstarted my love for writing, this use to be an app that didn’t care much for money but cared more for the users who download the app. Again I fully get the ‘purpose’ of it but most of the people downloading this app are basically middle schoolers/younger teens that appreciate the simple tap of this app and getting to read so many pieces of art that the creators go out of their way to create. It’s aggravating I’m even writing this after seeing many reviews of glitches and crashes and the premium bs and cluster bomb of ads. It’s actually saddens yet comforts me to see that I’m not alone
  • ... Dec 26, 2018

    By ForeverInMyHeart2219
    Isn’t it funny how you can spend a part of your life on a app, it turns its back on you throughout those years? I spent around 5 years on this app reading, escaping, crying, laughing, falling in and out of love with characters, then suddenly all of that happiness to escape to a world of books stop. Because the world keeps evolving, apps keep evolving and changing, and you can’t keep up with it. You either don’t have the phone to have a ‘normally’ advanced app. Or you either don’t have the WiFi, so you can’t read your favorite books. Or you just plain don’t have the money to afford a single thing on any of these apps. And those apps that you love, that were free (keyword being ‘were’) are no longer a app that you love and is free. I think people seem to forget about some of us that don’t have the money or right circumstance to have some these apps on here. It’s honestly depressing when something evolves into something bigger and ‘better’ they start to forget the smaller people. The smaller people that basically helped start them in the first place. In other words, Wattpad and all the other apps are obviously going to be a paid app one day, because who cares about the people that can’t afford a single penny for one app. Who cares that so many peoples escape to one measly app is going to completely blocked off to them one day? Thanks, you ruined my Xmas. Sincerely, Your disappointed dedicated follower
  • The App got worse over the years Feb 19, 2021

    By H.a.r.d.T.i.m.e.s
    I had this app for the first time back in 2014, it was the best thing. It was awesome, no adds, no payments, and no need for premium. I started reading stories that I fell in love with, they were so good that I re read them for all six years that have past. Now they are eliminating stories and author’s profiles without warning. Some of this authors actually put an effort to create the stories, and they just got erased like if they where nothing. The stories I have been reading for six years got erased, their was nothing wrong with them, actually they where awesome. The app says is doing this because they violated contend guidelines and other stupid things, I get it, but the authors didn’t even got a warning to save their stories, that is rude. Some of them actually have putted their effort for years. The age on the app says 17+, and the stories have the option to put if it has mature content . Is stupid that the author get punished for writing stories and not even getting a “flag” telling them that some content that they have is violating the guidelines. I’m an author too, and I won’t put my content (don’t care if my content does not violate their guidelines) in a app that just erases work with no warning, like if it was trash. So, sorry Wattpad, this six years where fun, until now...I pack my bags and head out to look for another place to read and put stories.

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