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Jbird1013 - Amazing. Just, amazing.
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.
Ptwt lover - Love this app, but...
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.
Deadpool Lover~ - curious? read this
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.
adcgscvjhb - I’m in love with Wattpad but there is a problem...
I love Wattpad so, so, so much and am even an author of a couple of books. I’ve been on this app for like four years now and it has made my life so much better and enjoyable. I love how in the library you can have as much books as you want and being able to comment on stories and to message authors and all the other stuff. Each update of Wattpad was better than be next. I love the most recent update because it makes everything look so organized but.... I have a concern.
You see, before this update, I was able to access any book easily offline as long as it was in my library. But now, the new update only allows to have two books offline and it seems sort of unfair to me. I can still read but I don’t feel that much joy as I used to feel. To have more offline books, you have to have the premium plan and sadly, I cannot afford that as I already have to much things to take care up.
With this review, I plead that you try to fix Wattpad as to get rid of only having two boos offline without premium to change so that Wattpad users are able to read any book on their library offline and to be able to see their updates. This is the concern I have to address. I hope someone sees this and is able to take my concern into consideration and fix Wattpad. For feedback from others, this pretty much is similar to what most of the Wattpad users that I know said when I asked them.
Wolfwriter14 - Amazing app!!!
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!!!
steph 🥳 - One teensy problem.
Off the bat, the app is amazing. I’ve had it for three years. Over the years, I’ve read amazing books and some that weren’t so amazing. I met some amazing authors and a few friends I didn’t know I would meet. It was an online library and hang out that I never knew I actually needed. My friends and I have all collaborated on stories or written each other nice messages on our message board. We all got to answer and write them, except me. I since then deleted the app and haven’t re-downloaded it until a few months back to see if I would get the email to verify my account and allow me to post messages or reply to messages on my board. Nothing. I tried changing my email to see if it was wrong or going to the help page the creators so kindly offered. I checked everything, did everything the help said. Still nothing. This has been going on for two months. TWO MONTHS and still nothing. I don’t understand if it’s just me or if others have experienced this. It’s getting very annoying to the point where I might cry of frustration because of how infuriating this gets. I am sick and tired of waiting and trying and repeating a whole cycle I shouldn’t have to repeat if it was that simple to fix a posible bug. Again, I don’t know if others experienced this or if it’s just me but I’m exhausted from waiting around almost an hour to see if the email got sent or not. Please fix this or at least read this review and say something to make me feel better.
jadaaa_16 - Amazing app, but one thing...
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....
Delakat - Wattpad: Why Change is Needed
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.
Arlo's Customer - No more offline readings, why?!?!?!?
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?
Dot2001 - Love Wattpad but I’m disappointed
I love this app and I have been on Wattpad for many years and the fact that it was a free reading app was what attracted me but now after years I’ve been on this app and then like I go to read the story that I love then I realize that the chapters are unavailable because I have to pay for them now because apparently they have paid stories. You know that wasn’t like too much of a big deal for me but if I have been reading this book since the author came out with it and now I’m almost done with the book but then I realize that I have to pay for it, I have a problem with that but the thing that really makes me mad what happened was when Wattpad started having premium so now I have to pay to remove ads that I didn’t even have before and now I have a limit to how many books I can read offline when I used to be able to use read off-line books without having to pay for it to download it you know not everybody can afford to have Wattpad premium like who wants to pay for premium on app that was initially supposed to be 100% free in the first place. Wattpad used to be free honey I’m not going to buy a Wattpad premium account I don’t have enough money for that, the main reason I started a Wattpad account years ago was so I could read and create for free😑👎🏾
q u e e n :) - great, except...
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...!
Nikki1841 - Offline and ads is a pain
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
Cant pass level 7 - Love this app, just a little bug with the new dark mode.
So, I absolutely love this app and how great it is at letting you create your own stories while being free and open to any topic a writer wants to write. You can also read so many stories that people make and it lets people actually pay writers so they can make a living. Plus, you can find almost any genre in this app from horror to fantasy to Non-Fiction! You can also write books that are showed to certain people of different ages and has a Mature rating so little kids don’t accidentally go on inappropriate stuff.
It is good for all ages and makes sure there isn’t bad stuff in a book and is overall fun to look through and to connect to people and how they write. It also helps you improve in writing and planning out stories.
There’s just one small bug with the dark mode and writing. Sometimes when I write the color of the text goes back to black, and I can’t see it which makes it difficult to keep my writing flow. It of course disappears when I click out and go back in but if you could fix this it would be great!
Oh, and another thing, I think it would be really cool if we could share stories and write them with other accounts. It would be easier than a google doc and it would be a lot more fun!
FuntimeJoyrideMikki - New “Post It Note” Feature Recommended
Okay so I love Wattpad and I’ve been using this app over 2 years and I think it’s great, honestly one of my complaints that I got that has a real solution is the process of writing a new chapter. It just gives you a blank page with nothing new so I’ve thought about a way to kinda “organize” it. Whenever I’m writing something, I take in mental notes, and those mental notes sometimes go away and I forget it so I have to reread what I’ve written in order to try and remember what I’ve thought about earlier. A way to fix this issue is to add a feature where u can write small post it notes (kinda like the one Apple has as gadgets) and stick it on the page where you’re writing. This could be helpful in MANY ways, such as: remembering what POV you’re writing, reminding you to add important scenes later on, introducing a new character, jotting down ideas and thoughts that come to mind etc. This feature could honestly save many lives (including ur app) and make Wattpad more organized and clean. (Of coarse when u publish that same chapter with the notes, the notes wont be visible to the readers and only will be seen by the author when they are in edit mode) Hope u take my ideas into consideration and hope u read this review with an open mind UwU
💁Daija💁✌️💖 - Too Many Ads
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.
TKCawesomeness - Love it but some ad problems
I’ve been using Wattpad for years now, I love it quite a bit but there is one problem that I’m not sure has been brought up yet. Every once in a while, when trying to skip over chapters using the chapter feature, ads don’t load after several times, when I try to skip over while this is happening the chapters either go back to the one I was at previously or move to the next chapter (usually not the one I wanted to read). It gets even worse as your premium ad won’t ever close unless I close the app, I’ve had it pop up about five times, and every single time I’ve gotten it (usually after another ad that took forever to load) it’s been stuck open, as if the x button at the top doesn’t work even after 30 seconds. I’m not sure if it is a phone problem but I’m using a new phone and still it won’t close, sometimes if ads can’t load, the ad pops up for a second after I skip a chapter manually then the pop up link acts as if I had hit it. I love Wattpad but I’d rather not upgrade to premium just to fix two minor problems that I know can be fixed easily (I hope, I’m no programmer). I hope I’m not the only one facing these problems so that way you can get a better sense of what might be the issue.
Thanks for reading!
AliWolfe - No writing app better than this! :3 😁❤️
I seriously love this app so much! It organizes your stories, and you get to import pictures for you cover and chapters. It is really easy to control, and you can pick hashtags for your book, genres, etc. In this app not only you can publish a book, but you can also find a book you want to read. About anything you search, results will pop up for it. And, the best part is, it’s free! Also, I just hope you get this app. Considering it isn’t even enough, you should definitely try it out. There may be some flaws that you don’t like, but overall this is really worth it! Maybe if you do want something else, you could try google docs. The only things that I don’t suggest doing on google docs if you were to get the app, is that you can’t keep your stories in folders, but in watt pad you can! It sorts it by stories, and it’s just so easy! By the way, I’m not just hating on google docs because it does and has some things I don’t like, I genuinely love that app too. I just like watt pad a lot, and I think you should get it. And finally, I just want to conclude that watt pad is a great app. It’s worth checking out, even if you don’t prefer it. I hope you enjoyed reading this and this review wasn't for nothing! 👌✌️❤️😁😄
YourLoyalWattpadReader - An Irritating Issue
Hey Wattpad! I've been using your app for a year now, and I loved it until you removed the one thing that I needed most when using this app; the activity icon. Whenever I forgot to save a book to my library, I would go back and look at my activity to see my comment on the book and add it so I wouldn’t lose it again. It really came in handy, and I did see the post made about trying to make it safer for uncomfortable readers and authors who are afraid of being exposed with their feed. Though, I think it would be better if you let the person see THEIR feed, and nobody else’s. Now, I see how this may not be needed, but I assure you it’s important to me and many others. Just today, I forgot to save one of my favorite books to my library, though I didn’t feel the need to since I was not going to be clicking off the book, and since it just brought me back to the book whenever it was off the app. Please, I’ve been looking for the book everywhere, and I know I’ve left a lot of comments on it, MY comments which I can’t even view. I can’t even remember the name or what tags the book had, so please if this ever happens again, if I forget, I want something that will help me make sure that I can find it again. Thank you.
Nijah.M - What happened
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.
#CornyJokes4U - Lots of improvement needed
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.
JassHassleFree - The update
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.
JustYour- - It’s a good app but please fix this!
Don’t get me wrong this app is great! I love all the features, and it’s a great place to write stories and fanfics. I have been writing stories for about half a year now and I could say that if you wanna be an author this would be a great place to start. I only use this app because a friend recommended it and then I was just writing stories on my own. Can you please fix the fact that it auto saves like once every 10-20 minutes? Because when I accidentally close what I was writing I loose like half the chapter. Can it please auto save every 20-30 seconds? And also when people read my story then vote on it I can only see that they voted!!! I can’t see how many people read it!! Don’t get me wrong here, I tried re starting the app and deleting then getting it back. Of course in a few hours or days I see how many people read it, but can you fix this? I know that like it’s not a big deal, yeah it’s not, but I would like to see how many people read my story in an hour cause I can only see like 10 votes but no views. If it’s not a bug can you please tell me??
Anyways this is a great app and I love to use it!!! But please fix these 2 things! If you wish to not that’s completely fine, this is just a suggestion!
Shisshsjjsdhgek - Wattpad is Just Getting Worse and Worse
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.
NoKaDo_1195 - CRASHES AND FREEZING
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.
ZJourdain1001 - One of the best apps I have.
So I've been using this app for a while now, and so far it has been an amazing experience without any significant issues. There are thousands of amazing books equipped with a great number of chapters, awe-inspiring plotlines, sequels, and more. Wattpad Premium is pretty inexpensive, and there are numerous benefits that come from paying for it. There is a wide variety of genres and tags, and you are bound to find something you like among them. I also like the fact that you can comment on either a chapter as a whole or one specific paragraph that you liked within a chapter. Sometimes the app gives you a short ad after certain chapters, but this is only on occasion and is very bearable. If you can’t stand any ads at all, then you can always choose to remove them altogether with Wattpad Premium. All I would suggest that I(among many others)would like to see added to the app would be the ability to like comments. It would be nice to be able to let a person know that we liked their commentary without necessarily having to reply to them. But this is a minor request and does not severely impact the experience of the app at all. In short, it is a terrific app and I 100% recommend to anybody who loves great stories.
sallman9696 - Amazing but one thing...
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.
saiundauted - My honest opinion about wattpad
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.
Seriously? Must be a joke. - Seriously? MAKE SURE TO READ!!!!
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. :(
Jailynwilliams598#2018 - It's a good app
Ok I've had this app for so long and it's really good but I noticed somethings I would change about it.
So one on your message board Iy would be nice to edit a post, like if there where typos you would be able to edit it, this would be a good future to have. Another thing regarding the message board, it would be nice to clock people from commenting on your message board (such as rude comments) because having to delete them is getting tiring if there just going to keep posting rude things, so blocking them from ever saying anything rude would be good. Another thing, it would be nice to have the books labeled in your library A-Z I think it would be a good future and easy to find books, like if you didn't remember the full name but the first letter of the book you read.
I also would think it would be a nice future that when privately messaging somone you could send them pictures of other things instead of just book links and etc, it's would just be a nice future to share with a friend who's only way of texting you is through Wattpad, other than that it's a wonderful app, love all the books and seeing all the authors who have potential to be an author one day or have there own movie!
Buckylover - Update the update
IF WATTPAD IS NOT CURRENTLY ON VERSION 6.83.0 DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME READING THIS
Also sorry for any typos, I have a lot to say.
I would’ve given the app 5 stars. Perfect app... that is, until the update came along. Using this app was so fun. It never had any crashes or glitches. Once I got the most recent update, everything is glitchy. I can’t look at the comment conversations from my notifications without every other story not loading. Heck, even MY OWN story doesn’t load unless I actually look it up instead of going to from my profile. Also, between chapters are ALWAYS video adds. Before, every three to four chapters had one. Now it’s EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. I would not normally be TOO bothered by that, but these adds don’t even load. I have to wait forever for it to load so I can finally go to the next chapter. I also have to restart the app every 10ish minutes to stop the glitching. The stories I’m reading lose their place and I have to find where is was again. What I mean by that is that it’s like reading a book and at least once a day the book mark just randomly falls out and you have to search the book for your place. Keep in mind, the chapters took forever to load, so the time I took finding my place is equal to reading one to two decent sized chapters.
Believe it or not, there’s more. If you read this far, congrats. 😂
fangirl*** - I am very lost
This app keeps getting worse and worse I miss the old Wattpad, why does it keep getting harder to find books? Why do we have to pay? Although I agree that authors should get money for there great writing,all I can find are books that I have to pay for.... I still LOVE this app, but I really miss the old Wattpad. Also I really really do not like the newest update, I am very lost and it is hard to get around the app. I have used this app for about 3 ish years and I remember when I first got it I thought it was very easy to get around, but now if I where to recommend this to a friend they would have to ask me LOTS of questions on how to find a book that they like. I AM NOT SAYING THAT THE BOOKS ARE BAD, it is just hard to find books from authors that don’t have hundreds of followers, and reads. I feel like this app just wants money now, there are way to many adds, almost every chapter has a add, it makes me not want to read. PLEASE MAKE CHANGES. Try to think about what READERS AND WRITERS WANT, not one or the other, stop WORRYING ABOUT MONEY. You should try to make a book and take recommendations, so that way you can find a way to fix the app a way EVERYONE WANTS, from OLD AND NEW and writers, I want this to be a app where everyone can feel free and not have any confusion. This is just my opinion btw, take it or don’t take it, but this is how I feel.
Nyongtorybb - CRASHES
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.
Eroness2 - Cool! But maybe... if possible?
I LOOOOOVE Wattpad. I have only been on for a few months, and it's my happy place now. I'm an author and reader on there, which I find really amazing that you get to read other people's stories and write your own. If I was a developer of Wattpad, I would add some things though. Wattpad, amazing? Sure. Flawless? Yeah. But it could become the BEST THING ON EARTH. I think it would be AWESOME if you could work with other people to write stories! There could be a thing that asks followers or people you follow to join in writing a story. Okay, maybe I'm not high and almighty to be asking about this, but it's only a suggestion. I also would enjoy it if there was a spell check/grammar check for the people who want to write but have trouble spelling. I'm not one of those people, but there are plenty others! And for asking to join in a story? For amazing people everybody love, (take H.J. Nelson, for example) every user could get a limit of five requests until they have been answered. I'm not saying I would make a better Wattpad then what it is today, I would have never thought of such an amazing app by myself. Wattpad is the cause of my euphoria, but it can do slightly more to try to be better if there's anything left to top.
Informat47 - Good but needs improve
While the app itself is really good. It’s a place where people share their ideas and get dead back from others. Some books are fantastic, and others make you “what dudo I just read”. And I love that about it.
But what ruins this experience is little problems. For example if you accidentally tap at the top of the screen where the bar is it can take you back to the beginning of the book. Now this would be okay if they had a icon you could press for this feature, but they don’t.
Another example is the new feature they added where you have to have a vip pass to have more than 2 books you can read offline. Before this was added as long as you loaded the chapter before hand you could read them offline.
Lastly I’ve had a problem where some of the books in my library would randomly start over at the beginning which is a problem because I don’t know what chapter I read last.
These small little problems have been causing me big headaches. If these little things could be fixed or tweaked more people would want to use the app. As I’ve said before add a icon to go to the start of the book, allow us to have more than 2 book to read offline, and fixed the bug where it randomly starts you at the beginning. And it wouldn’t hurt to cut back on the adds.
mariposa0427 - PLEASE FIX!!!!!
I rarely ever rate an app only ones that have impacted me in a really strong way. This app has saved me from boredom and has helped me be in a better perspective than I have been in a very long time. I have currently been on wattpad for 3 years and have enjoyed it ever since, of course, there have been some glitches and a multitude of ads yet I have never been that bothered by them, until the newest update. While getting out of school I had wanted to get on wattpad and read a few of my favorite books and I didn’t have any internet at school so I decided to go offline seeing as I could always go offline to read them and then I get the notification that I cannot read offline UNLESS I get the premium upgrade which was never in the original app (before all of the new updates), I understand that you app makers need to make money but your app was made to be FREE and to read books for FREE yet it always came down to making more money and ruining a perfectly good app. I had never thought that wattpad would go down this path and possibly never return from it but I hope that the creators of this app can change wattpad for the better and not for the worse like other apps I have encountered.
NicNotNick - Activity Feed
I’ve been on Wattpad for several years and I have always come to find my Activity Feed very helpful in seeing where I have last left off on a book or where I left a particular comment. I can just scroll down to go back to where I was and reread that part of the story again. I’m not saying that you have to add the Activity Feed back the way it was, since people were put off by it. I am however asking to let us have the choice of putting our activity on our profile or hiding it. This option could be easily manageable in Settings like most things are, with a simple “Hide” or “Show” option, and you could even choose to let people hide certain things that they didn’t want shown in their Activity Feed. Personally I like having things out in the open; I feel like it connects me to other readers by letting them know what I like and what I comment on, but I know that a lot of people would prefer to keep what they read, whether it be kinky smut or cringy fanfic, out of the eyes of other readers. I just prefer this and I know that a lot of other people in the Wattpad community enjoyed this openness too. I hope that you will take this request into consideration.
Lea Evans - Changed My Life... However...
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.
Lerner brook - Love it, but a few suggestions!
Personally, this app is an amazing outlet into my fandoms and it’s absolutely incredible how many stories that I can find. But I would suggest that you try to promote stories that aren’t as popular as well. I’ve read a ton of stories that weren’t nearly as popular as they should be. Also you should add a like button for the comment section. Being in multiple fandoms, it’s gets annoying when there’s a reference and every single person comments it. Or if someone comments something I agree with I would have to respond to give them the “credit” (for lack of better word and I think you get what I mean) for their thoughts. If the comment had a like button, I wouldn’t have to respond. It would be much easier to show appreciation to the commenters who are very funny and come up with good suggestions. And I believe it would be easier for the author not to have to sort through the many, many comments that are the same thing every time, just to find constructive criticism. The first person could comment something, and everyone else could just like it to show appreciation instead of hiding more important comments. Overall this app is amazing and I suggest it to anyone that’s in any fandom or just loves to read in general.
Eikim21 - Good but subscription ad badgering...
Honestly I love this app/site. I’ve been reading on wattpad even before it had a app. The introduction of the app was amazing, and I loved the idea behind a convenient way to read stories orginal/FanFiction you name it for free. I understood the need for ads to help maintain for servers etc, and even eventually so that the writters could make something of their free content, because the site was always advertised as a free web based place for stories... I’ve run the gambit with the bugs and freezing and issues with ads up through now.... (including annoying battery drain constantly since the appearance of them) and sure they are annoying, but stuff was free. Now not only do we need to pay to read certain content... we are harassed every single chapter tailing a ad for us to subscribe, with a pic that has a unclickable (X)which has varying time periods to close said subscription ad. (I know I’ve timed it..) Atleast with the sponsored ads they don’t show the X till it can be closed. Or perhaps place your solicitation every other chapter in place of a ad. Not everyone has the money for these things and it’s seems very badgering on your part to keep imposing it every second you can. I’d rate more stars even just to have less of the ads for your subscription pleas inflicted upon me/us.
cunfused??????????? - Ads :(
I have had Wattpad a long time now and I’ve always loved it for reading and writing and discovering new people. The update, however, includes ads that take a long time and now you have to pay for some of the books. It used to be a free reading app and it was my favourite thing to spend my time on. You also changed the logo which was very upsetting because it felt like the end of an era. I’m disappointed in the update altogether. I’ve been a long-time fan and have told all of my friends about this app since I got it in 2013 and I’ve never been more upset than I was by how many changes were made. Overall, still a pretty great app, but seriously disappointing because I felt like this was the one app where everything is free and you can do anything without charging a fee and watching an ad. I can understand that in a world where money is everything, ad revenue is important, I just thought that I finally had found an app that was different. I was wrong. The charging for a book is absolutely ridiculous though I read books on there written by 12-year-olds that are more entertaining than the ones that cost money, but I can’t even read those if I want to. And now you have to offline your stories and take up more room on your phone. Seriously so incredibly disappointing.
1616.a55 - You have to stop
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.
Hunter @Alloutshooter - Good app eh premium
Ive been using Wattpad for a few years now and I loved the app, reading books for free, on offline mode and online mode and seeing what people make for book creations, the one thing I did hate in the newest update was you can only have one book when your offline but unlimited if you get premium, I wouldn’t say I like it but I can’t say I hate it either, their trying to help us users save space on our phones which I love thanks developers, but I hate that I need to be in a area where I can get internet access to read all my books I have on my list(which I have like 300, I know I know I’m a hoarder) but also I don’t like how i need to pay 60 dollars a year for premium just to read all of them it’s like buying a xbox gold membership and I should know, my brother uses one, so I would like one of two things developers, A, you make it free again but keep all the rest of the extras because I like looking at black backgrounds because I look at white screens way too much, B, you keep everything but reduce the price on premium to a considerable amount because I know you guys need to make money some how, maybe someone in your group doesn’t have a job and needs this money. I’m just asking for one of the two, if you do both but altering them in someway shape or fashion, that’s even better
sarahs31 - beta program
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.
fix these problems wattpad - please fix wattpad
this new update is trash. i have A LOT of books in my library that i haven’t gotten to yet, and with this new update, it takes forever to scroll through my library and find new books to read. also, there are so many more ads on this app then there were when i first downloaded it a few years ago. my major concern is the paid books section. the only reason i downloaded wattpad was so that i could read FREE books on the go of ANY genre. now, wattpad makes you buy coins to read the most popular books on the app. to me, it makes no sense whatsoever because all of the popular, classic books are paid and you can’t read them anymore. and i understand that people want to get paid for writing, but there are other apps that pay authors (such as radish, inkitt, dreame, etc.) and even if the authors want to stay on wattpad, readers can’t read their books because not everyone has access to money or a credit card. wattpad should allow readers to customize their own library grid and allow them to watch ads for coins because then more people can have access to books. wattpad used to be my favorite app and now it has gone off rails. i hope they fix these problems. (the only reason this review is getting a two star is because i still enjoy reading some books on the app, even though they have so many ads)
Kfjdbd - The best app I’ve ever used.
Not going to lie and I’m not going to be biased. I’ve been on this app for six years now and it’s the best damned app I’ve ever encountered. I can read books that are professionally written, I can use this platform to open up opportunities for my dream to be an author...it’s everything a book work could want. Sure it has Wattpad premium and you can only read some books if you have coins, but it doesn’t matter because there are thousands of books available for free that are written very nice. And you can earn coins for the prepaid books by watching three adds a day. Most chapters of the books are like 3 coins? All you need to do is save up so you can unlock the whole book. This app allows rookie authors to publish their book to thousands and make money to feed their families. It quenches the need to read for free even if you can’t buy professionally written stories. There are so many brilliantly written stories by rookie authors waiting to be discovered...and if you have a dream to write you can add to the platform! The layout is also amazing via website and AppStore. I have nothing but good things to say. Sure it has its flaws but it’s improving for the best.
Jaxjax!! - Coins to read?!?
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.
Jasmine123171 - Things have changed
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.
interiorcrocidile - It’s nice but, it’s slightly rough around the edges.
I got Wattpad soon after I got back into writing and I just intended it to be an online archive of my works, and for that purpose, it’s absolutely wonderful. I love that you can make covers, your work feels way more substantial that way, and releasing something makes you feel accomplished, and you get to see other people’s works, thrive and grow, and it feels like I’m in a author’s paradise. My problems with the app are very miniscule but they added up over time. For example, I design my own covers for my books, for them to be best optimized for Wattpad, they have to be 512x800. The final render turns out to not look good and aren’t in high definition, meaning I have to go back and make one that has more quality. Another thing, is the newly published Dark Mode, now I use Dark Mode on most of my apps, and I gotta say, it is spectacular, and I was elated to hear that they were adding dark mode to Wattpad, when I turned it on however, they seem to have had oversights because text didn’t change to white, so it was impossible to read, so I thought they would patch it in an update. They have updated twice and the glitch still isn’t fixed. So overall.
TL:DR: Pretty good, problems with dark mode.
dedicated weheartit user - Does Wattpad not care about their consumers?
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.
Alexandria2143 - Saving doesn’t always work
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.
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EMHLM - Honestly
I flipping love Wattpad. It’s got such a diverse range of story’s you can read, and I have to admit, that I’m absolutely addicted to this app! I love being able to read anything I want as you could find anything on there, and being able to express myself through my own writing that others will be able to read. Apart from the occasion glitches or maybe the occasional times where there are way too many adverts, this app works perfectly. It all loads and syncs relatively quickly, and it’s easy to log into your account on multiple devices. Overall an app I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys reading, or is searching specifically for a type of genre or book. If anyone is reading this however, and your trying to figure out wether to download the app or not, take into consideration that the only books on Wattpad that you can find in stores are Wattpad original stories. There is also a paid stories program which is sometimes a little annoying, as you have to pay to read some of the really good books, but you can easily get 3 coins a day from ads, and it costs about 3 coins per chapter. I can almost guarantee, that if your looking for something fictional, or something fictional based off something non fictional, you will find it in this app. It’s also so easy to use, and that’s the reason why I prefer Wattpad over other reading/writing apps/companies.
Me92736291937 - Love it
I love this app but there are a few problems. The first one is that when you look at my story info it says there are no reads but when I go to edit it it says it has 13 reads idk what's going on and how many reads I have. Second is that it's really hard to get your story out there without help from another author. Tags help a bit but not much. I had a story published for a few weeks and no one read it. Also please make it easier to find new stories to read that are related to the ones your reading not just random ones. Also there is a bug where I'm just reading a story or whatever and it takes me to Te App Store to buy a game as if I clicked on an ad when I didn't. And lastly the recommendations for other books you would like aren't particularly helpful because I usually get books I already have or one I have zero interest in. I love this app but just a few issues. Thanks
Edit: I’ve come across a few new bugs where private messages won’t send. I would also like a feature where you could make reading lists private. Thank you
SwaggyMin93 - Good
I've had wattpad for many years and I've enjoyed reading all these different and diverse stories. And I've tried writing some stories myself, though most of the time they never get published. The thing is, wattpad now has quite a bit of ads, which don't really bother me as much as having to pay to read certain books AND getting rid of the ads. And I've noticed another thing with wattpad these past few months. Everytime I'm reading a story a notification will tell me "an ad is gonna appear after this chapter." Ofc I don't mind but the thing is, after I watch the ad my whole screen turns black and wattpad suddenly kicks me out? Now I don't know if it's the app or if it's just my phone. I've also recently found out that we can only add 2 books to our offline list, ONLY 2?!?! I remember back in the day we were able to read ALL of our books offline. And now because of this I am deeply upset and disappointed, and maybe even a little discouraged to continue using this app. I also rembered when we used this app we NEVER got ads while we were reading, but now alsomst every 2nd-3rd chapter we we get one. I Understand having paid stories, but having us pay in order (I can't remember how much but it's was roughly $10) to read more stories offline and to remove ads. Its saddening, because I'm not gonna pay to be able to read. Netherless, I'm glad I'm able to read as much stories as I want when I'm on the internet (besides paid stories).
awsompandacat - Why the money?
The stories and creators on wattpad are amazing, as well as the reading setup. However, I have been with wattpad for a long time now and I hate how it is slowly becoming more about the money and less about small creators who just want their stories to be read. I understand having a few adds here and there, but after every single chapter of any story that I read, there is an add played, it takes away from the whole reading experience, dragging me away from the story.
The newest library setup makes it so that unless you are a wattpad premium member, you can only read two different stories while being offline. The whole reason I got wattpad in the first place was to be able to read amateur authors stories while I am not connected to a wifi or service provider. When I first got wattpad, you could add as many stories as you wanted to your library and read them anywhere you wanted, this made my wattpad experience better, as where I live, there is no phone service and a lot of the time, no wifi. I don’t understand why you need to be a premium member to read stories you love. The changed set up makes it near impossible for rural kids, who are unable to afford such luxuries as premium, to enjoy reading the stories they love.
I know that this review will most likely never be read by anyone who actually cares about any of this. So, if anyone is reading this, please, help me understand why the money is so important.
Teebee rimz - Ideas that will makes your app more attractive
- if you’re gonna make people pay then add features like; pay for promotion, where you can pay for your novel to be seen in an advertisement or whatever. The advertisement could pop up based on the tags the author has put on the story.
- paying your writers. Look, this is my personal opinion but, if you’re gonna put advertisements on our work than at least give your writers some credit. I ran without them, you wouldn’t have an readers and without readers you wouldn’t have an app. Even if it’s some sort of token in your app that can get cool things, like idk, no ads for 5 chapters, things like that. That way you and the writers (with bomb content) can make money, and us readers can have read awesome stories.
- this is just a wild fantasy of mine but, interactive stories. You ever get one of those books from your grandparents where it’s like, The Lion King or The Jungle Book, except you’re in the story? Like, your name is in the story, as well as your features and and family’s names. Well, wouldn’t it be cool to make money of that idea and put it in your app? seems as most people only care about money... and idk ... it would be a neat idea. I mean, I would definitely pay for it....
Kk88👾 - going down hill
i’ve been reading and writing books on wattpad for over 5 years and i can honestly say i really enjoyed that time. the reason i liked wattpad was first and foremost the offline reading option. there are plenty of other places i could have gone to but i chose wattpad bc i was able to read all the stories in my library when i was offline. but now, i have to $6 a month (of which i don’t have as like the majority of users on this app i’m a student, a minor and have no steady income for these reasons). i don’t mind the ads and payed stories that’s great! but this feature is pushing me into a corner and asking me to cough up the cash or leave essentially. also the recommendations system is not at all useful. 90% of the time my recommendations are just whatever kpop and 1D stories are the most popular at the moment and there is nothing on the list that’s even closely related to stories that i am actually in to and are in my library. the process of only ever promoting books that are already extremely popular is extremely flawed because most of them are all just one type of story and there is no variety for readers looking for stories that aren’t kpop adoption stories or whatever. over all, far more negative than good on this app and that’s just because of the way it operates.
spauldz101 - Not happy.
I have been a reader since 2012, wattpad gave me the opportunity to read anywhere and everywhere because I couldn’t afford to pay for books and splash the cash. I have spent probably thousands of hours reading, I would read when I got up, when I was at school and when I got home. I got to read what I wanted and when I wanted. And now I have to pay to read the books? Use my data to have an ad at the end of every chapter? Slowly you guys have been going south. I get the paid stories, sure, but I’m not forking out for your premium service, I’m not paying for the chapters, and most importantly I’m not wasting my data to have to watch a 15 or 30 second ad at the end of every chapter.
People join wattpad because of the fact you could read without having to pay. And now I think it has come the time where I have to say goodbye to wattpad because this is absolutely ridiculous. You know when I went away for the weekend and didn’t have any access to internet I would download as many books as I can and read them while I was away. Can’t do that now can I. I’m not the only one and you guys know that and will be able to see that. You gave an escape to kids who need it, an opportunity to immerse themselves into a good book without having to pay or to watch an ad. It just seems money hungry now I’m sorry.
goodbye_old_friend - It’s over. It’s not me it’s you !
I have been on Wattpad for about a good 5 years now, I have read countless stories that have made me laugh, cry, and feel many other emotions. I didn’t mind when they added in ads I could handle giving up 30 seconds of my time to support the writers whose work I loved reading, then they added premium and I could handle that too it really didn’t impact me, then their was paid stories now that was a bit annoying but still I could live with it but now limiting the number of stories we can have in our library saved offline to 1. I am sorry but you just lost a long time user of your app. I thought that the app was all about being able to discover stories to love and a means for upcoming writers to be able to express their stories and share them with others and was originally all for free and now with the new update you have limited the chance for that to happen all due to the fact that you want money from users going to premium so that they can read stories offline. I am not sure if you know this but majority of you users are students, low income workers, or parents who might not be able to afford to pay for the premium services or have access to wifi 24/7 , I know I myself don’t. So I guess it is time for me to say goodbye to what once was my favourite app.
BibliophileBanana - It’s becoming a bit too restricting
I love Wattpad, I really do, but I don’t think I’d be able to continue to use the app if it’s going to continue to be restricted unless you purchase “Premium”. I don’t think I could keep using it, it’s not so much the lack of freedom anymore but the unreasonable restrictions. The last updates have been fine to deal with but now it’s even harder to move around with room on the app, I think, fo me, restricting the library actions was just a bit too far, as a school student I read up to 5 books a day and don’t have access to the internet or the money to pay for a continuous premium. Restricting it too only 2 offline books, without being able to tell if the books will last long enough... moving to another platform does seem to be the easier option, and I hate to admit it but I’m leaning in that direction and I’m sure others are as well. I just think Wattpad has crossed the line when it comes to how much should be restrict without having to subscribe, especially when a large portion of Wattpads audience is low income teenagers and young adults in school with a tight budget. It sad because for a long time Wattpad has been a huge part of mine and my friends lives, in being able to express ourselves and see others expressing themselves in ways we can relate to them.
Surf:subway!! - Constructive feedback (don’t disregard-take seriously)
This is my second review and I’ve dropped the rating by two stars. I’ve had Wattpad for a solid two years now. It has an amazing community with numerous unique books and authors. However, an issue has seem to arisen with the new updates—offline reading. Surely you’re aware of all the poor reviews and ratings this app has been receiving consistently because of the limited books you can read offline. Giving authors the opportunity to earn money off paid books is an absolutely great idea, it helps supports authors; many people who are willing will pay premium for that. Nevertheless, it seems quite ludicrous when you expect your app users who majorly consist of teens and can’t make the investment to pay for a feature that used to be absolutely free, and nor can you expect us to become accustomed to these unnecessary updates. As high school and college students we have prior payments to make such as saving up for bus fares and college tuitions. Your users are what make up the entire Wattpad community and you cannot disregard our feedback, without us this app wouldn’t have gotten where it is today. So take all our constructive criticism and apply it to where it needs to be applied, otherwise you’ll soon see those ratings dropping like bombs.
Kaylaahorton - Some annoying things
Love wattpad and have over 100 books that i adore BUT I have a few issues. I hate that the “recommended” shows up with books that I have already read, voted and commented on (even put into reading lists and my archive). Wish they would not appear in recommended. Also wish that I would “woosh away” a book or remove from the homepage if I have no interest in it, similar to Tumblr, so that I can find books I would actually like to read! This would be really helpful! The “hot” and “featured” parts of genres also need to be wayy longer as there are usually only 10 or so books in each section. ALSO there are so many glitches I don’t know how Ihaven’t deleted my account out of frustration from the amount of times it freezes, 5 minutes after a new update as well!!
update: the newest update which includes every author's message board posts is SO ANNOYING! i don't want to keep up to date with every single author i follow, and if i did i would go onto their profiles and look for myself. the message board posts clog up my notifications and make me miss books that have been recently updated! please change it back to the old version i hate it
Mell1999 - 7 years and still going but come on give me some more themes
So I’ve been using Wattpad everyday for the past 7 years and my screen time is ridiculously high like I’m talking 100+ hours a week and I’ve been fateful I haven’t joined other reading sites or audio book sites because I love wattpad no I’m not a writer I’m very much a reader and I’ve stuck by when wattpad went through some really bad updates but I think people are going over the top about the whole hating the new logo I mean I love the old logo it’s been around for 13 years but I’m not mad about the new one wattpad is 13 YEARS OLD PEOPLE!!! They are entitled to a change like this after 13 years so get over it they changed there logo you should be more worried about the fact that we don’t have more themes! I remember the times when you could change the font colour, the page colour and the type of font on IOS phone!!! Get over it it’s a new logo it’s still the same app!
P.S wattpad makers if you didn’t guess I would really like new themes please
👇PLEASE READ👇 - What has happened...
I am being completely honest when I say I absolutely LOVED Wattpad (operative word being loved). I used to find it incredible that an app with such amazing features existed. However, since this new update I’m starting to reconsider... I know that as an individual they probably won’t see this review and even if they did, they wouldn’t take it into consideration, but hear me out. These new updates are absolute rubbish. Wattpad used to be 10x better before the updates. I’m honestly so scared to update now because I truthfully don’t want to see what new restriction they have come up with. Every best feature of the app is slowly being removed. I mean what in the world is the only one offline book. Absolute garbage. I’m starting to reconsider using this app. The developers have become more greedy and restricting and honestly the Wattpad community will start dying out. It used to be a place of creativity and enjoyment, now it’s just another organisation that wants more money. Hopefully they come to their senses and restore the app back to normal, if not the community needs to boycott until they have no choice. Thanks for reading. (If this is the developers please be a bit more considerate to the people who can’t afford these features, return to the way you were before).
😞😞😇😙😇😙😇😙jajdjjdjrjd - Wattpad used to be so good!
Wattpad before was amazing even when they introduced having to pay money for different things and adverts BUT now you can only have 3 books saved offline !!!!!! Like seriously you already put enough adverts on the app! Like what’s if I’m camping or a long car trip ??? Ahah no i can’t read because I would probably finish the books! If you want a limit then fine do it but 3!!!!! Come on at least 6 🤡 look I love the books on wattpad I love fanfic and all that and I would really love to keep using wattpad but I’m so close to deleting this app it’s just getting annoying!!! I’m happy for more adverts or something and I’m fine with it not being 100% free I understand you need to make money but seriously it upsets me now I can’t have my books offline and I’ve talked to other wattpad users and they think the same !!!! You will lose your readers wattpad !!! Especially because some of us don’t have the money to just blow and don’t have much money at all so yeah! Please please re-think this, yeah making money is good and you need to but soon wattpad won’t be free at all and haha will probably still have adverts so like you will lose a lot of people!!!! RIP the good days of wattpad you are missed 😭
XxellahxX - What the hell happened??
Honestly Wattpad was such an amazing platform and I’ve had it for so long due to the mass amounts of amazing writers and stories to read, which inspired me to delve into writing of my own. When it was ahead of its time, now it is simply backward, the stories consist of extremely cliche fanfics that hold no substance and the rare but great Fic’s in Wattpad can be found somewhere in the depths of the abyss that is Wattpad’s useless tags. Along with the updates that don’t actually seem to fix any of the bugs or ‘update’ the app with new features except provide previously avid Wattpad lovers with a new ‘premium’ feature that just takes away from the beauty of its previous nature. The previously free features are instead replaced with some money hungry ‘Go Premium’ button staring into your broke and innocent soul. Most of the people that use Wattpad are either teenagers who write for fun or creators that seek a platform they can freely express their juices without having to pay money to maintain and interact with others through their art. If Wattpad continues down this spiralling path of not listening to its customer base it will be no surprise when writers find some other place that provides them with a viable platform to showcase their work. 🤷🏻♀️🤷🏻♀️
metalmikk - Please reconsider for future updates
I have been using wattpad for almost 4 years now. Every time I update my wattpad, it seems as though the app is getting worse and worse every time. The fact that premium is a thing completely drives me nuts! I understand that your company needs money but isn’t this supposedly a non-profit app? The fact that it’s a community where we can all share our stories and ideas with each other sounds like something you shouldn’t be able to profit from. And the fact that we now can’t read more than one book offline is just ridiculous! I miss the time where I could just read without any ads or without having to pay to read other books or where I could read unlimited amount of books offline!
I would love for you all to just reconsider the features that old wattpad used to have and to bring them back or to find a way to give that community-feel back. To me, wattpad now just feels like an app where it’s goal is to leech off people who don’t have a job and need to find a way to pay for premium that isn’t really necessary in the first place.
Joni278 - “Reading position” problem
I’ve been using Wattpad since 2013 and have loved it since the start of my use but I have come across a problem recently. For the past three books that I’ve read, whenever I finish the last chapter that has been published and exit out of the book, it appears that there’s a section that was not read. Thinking there’s a new chapter I do onto the book to read it, however the chapter that is “unread” is the same exact chapter that I read just before I exited the book. I will go back onto the book and “read” the chapter (by using the scroll bar and scrolling through the entire chapter so that I end up on the bottom of the page) thinking that would fix it, but the moment I exit the book, the cover of the book shows that there’s a section I did not read. What should I do?
Stinky000 - Money
I’ve had Wattpad for three years and over time it has not gotten really any better..
The recommendations list for my entire family’s profile is getting filled with books that are incomplete to 3 chapters only for the next few weeks and don’t spark any interest for me.
Not only that but paid stories have gotten kind of annoying, I understand that it benefits for the author but it’s kind of tiring for people who are unable to but the coins but are really interested in the plot and the author..
I have to address the offline book thing on the app, people have said things about that but since then it’s only gonna up by one book, since 2019 you weren’t able to read any book in your library unless it was added as an offline book, which is hard for people like me who constantly forget to put books in my offline list, the idea of putting on offline list honestly puts a stop to the benefit of just being on a train and reading books without having to use data or wifi.
Jessward 3146 - Horrible
I’ve had watt pad for about 2 years now and I have loved how you could read books offline and it was perfect for someone like me who uses it at school and at work but ever since the update I was highly disappointed by the fact that I now have to pay for the books that I have saved to read offline and I may have the money for it but I refuse to pay a cent just to have access to read books that I have chosen. I only got wattpad for the easy access to books at school and work for the offline access and it’s going to be harder for other people who enjoyed this app to do so aswell, so either I find another fanfic app that allows you to read offline without paying and delete wattpad or wattpad gets their act together and allow everyone to read offline. Yes I do understand that they need to earn money but restricting people’s reads to 2 books isn’t the way to do it and not everyone has the money to do it. Either they write their own books and have some authors write stories that they can use or find another way but don’t make people spend their money that could be used for something important to buy access to something that they won’t want to do
idkaydolans on Wattpad - Constructive Criticism
I actual love Wattpad so much! I don’t mind the premium and the offline reading limit at all because I can work my way around it. Because I read one book at a time so I don’t get confused and I read books that are completed so I can binge reading them. I also read ongoing books but I wait until they are completed. I love Wattpad so much! It’s such a great app, I would 200% recommend to other people if they were contemplating whether or not to download the app. However, I have a list of things I would like to be added into the app to make it easier.
I would love to be able to write reviews on books on Wattpad, so that way we know what we are getting ourselves into and so we know we aren’t wasting our time. Like a little section that says “Reviews” about a certain book. Not sure if that makes sense but be able to write reviews on a book on Wattpad.
I would love to be able to go into Night Mode while reading. Like be able to make the reading page into Night Mode. Because at the moment we have the home screen and the comments of the book, not the actual page where we read it. It would be wonderful to have that as night mode too!
Another thing is that the Private messages often glitch. When I send a message the same time the other person does, the messages don’t sync and the don’t show up. I would love for that to be fixed.
But other than that! I’m absolutely in love with Wattpad and it’s a great app! Keep up the good work :)
Rose-Angel - Used to be good, but has some major issues
one of the biggest peeves with Wattpad is that when you set a story to private, any comments stop appearing in your notifications list. Yes, you still get a notification to someone leaving a comment, but as soon as you open The app, that notification is nowhere to be found and you have to go searching for it. Really frustrating! -1 star
Anything rated mature is instantly void from the ranking system, so the only stories in the ranks are usually badly written teenage inexperienced copycat stories. Read one, you've read them all really. -1 star
The recent major issues with plagiarism of stories from the Wattpad site, and the questionable conflict of interest of the Wattpad ambassadors who protect obvious plagiarism and delete the accounts of the original writer to remove the competition / evidence. -2 stars.
I used to give this app 4 stars, but sadly, it's suffered a huge fall from grace in the last six months. There are some decent writers on WP, but you are going to have to search deep for them and most of them are now going to other platforms where they aren't punished for being good writers.
Gilliana.SP - Search Function isn’t the best
There’s something that I find quite annoying with the search functions that wattpad currently has.
1. You can’t pick the tags you specifically want when you’re refining your search. You can only choose one main tag while the others are preset options you get. This makes your filter option heavily restricted. You allow authors to tag their stories for fine tuning their audience, but you don’t allow readers the quality to search for their own tags. How does this allow for readers to find the author’s work?? I don’t know. RNG?
2. When picking a genre, the searches come up with the generic one size fits all. It’s not completely catered to what kind of stories the reader has in their library.
It is honestly the most annoying thing I’ve found. You have a search function with limited use. It’s basically a tease that creates irritation amongst readers (like me), who are looking for specific tags. For example, I would like to read a completed story, this will be the main filter, I then of course would like to refine it to something I’d like to read, BUT WAIT! I CAN’T! Why?The tags are preset. To my misfortune, the tag I want to use isn’t in your preset option. It’s not popular enough.
Not saying your currently fiction is wrong, but it definitely needs a lot more work. Putting in a feature where we can search for our own tags would help readers find novels more fitting for their taste.
4_Hidden_Masks - Wattpad is great and all.. But
Wattpad is great and all.. but, there’s a little problem that I got recently. It’s about the notifications about comments. When I get notified on my notification board and tap the comments from the books I've finished, it will just keep loading and loading. It's not because of my bad internet, because I don't have bad internet, but I looked through thr problem and thr problem was because I have finished the book. Well, that's what I think. I finished a book I read earlier and went to my notif board because I've got some notifications, tapped the replied comments from my comment on my book. And for some reason, it just kept me on the loading screen. Which is pretty frustrating for me and I can only hold my patience for not that long.
So can you please fix this bug? It's starting to get annoying..
Munchie;p - It Helped My English
I was fluent in English before I got the app but there were words that I didn't put in the correct sentence sometimes
In school I'll struggle with punctuation
a lot, so it was kinda hard for me
I got this app Wattpad, I knew what it was and I knew that my sisters had it so I got it
I read some interesting books
I loved them all!
Until I found out I can make my own so I did
My first book wasn't so good
It made no sense(I spent a lot of time on this one, didn't publish)
My second book
Still made no sense (didn't publish)
And third book
Still made no sense but a bit better than the others (didn't publish)
And then there were others I made which I also didn't publish
Until one day I decided to make this book called 'Best Friend' I wrote the first part and I showed my sister
She said it was pretty good
So I continued it
I read over my pages over and over again for my mistakes
Soon and slowly I started to realise I was getting better and better every time the more I wrote and the more I read
I learnt new words
I started to get better scores in my English and I was able to pronounce things better
I feel great now that I can write better
All thanks to Wattpad
(And my sisters)
I 100% recommend you get this app
It's so awesome!😱😆
-nyctophiliac - The Fall of a Great App
Much like these other users, I’ve been using Wattpad for years now. It used to be a close-knit, personal community to share stories and ideas with each other. Now, if feels as though we’re all miles apart with the latest updates.
As all the changes rolled in, my love for Wattpad as a whole slowly dissipated. I gritted my teeth and went along with it, because surely these “improvements” were to bring new readers in, right?
However, the latest update has drawn the line. I rely on the app to get me through the long journey to and from school. I don’t have access to wifi often, nor do I have a lot of data to use. And now I have to PAY to read these free books?
I’m a student. I live independently on top of that. I can’t afford to pay for a premium subscription, just to read the stories in my library offline. To be honest, as fun as it’s been, I think it’s time to move on from Wattpad. I can no longer it if this is the result.
workinkelpie - New update is TERRIBLE
Honestly I have loved wattpad for as long as I can remember I read it every day and I am obsessed with the books and before today I would have given it 5 stars but this NEW UPDATE is completely trash. Taking away the opportunity to read endless books on long car rides, aeroplane flights and simply when you have no internet connection or enough data is completely stupid and ridiculous as a lot of the audience that reads wattpad like myself are in school and don’t have a job. How are we supposed to pay for a premium that is simply been modified to basically force us to pay or we cannot use it is wrong in so many ways as it restricts the use on this app and unfortunately many MANY people that have updated are extremely not happy such as myself and even my friends this has lead us to pretty much use other platforms which is devastating as this was such an enormous part of my childhood and for a very long time was the best app you could have. I suggest you either reverse the update completely or lose a lot of the community.
Chris@1989 - Not so keen on the new look
As far as writing platforms go, I’ve found Wattpad versatile and user friendly, and by far the easiest site to use and navigate. I’ve had a few hiccups with the editor freezing, and a few odd glitches in between, but I’ve still loved the site.
I’m not so keen on the new logo or that there’s no option to change the colour scheme to a more eye-friendly design, not for free users anyway. Which brings me to point out that I’ve found the video ads to be extremely intrusive, and annoying for users with limited data or with bad internet. I don’t have a problem with ads in general, but scrolling through a book and having my app crash because it tried to load a video ad- and failed- is beyond tedious. I also don’t like the way the site has started to promote premium exclusives. Did you have to insist on taking a leaf out of YouTube’s book? If the price was a lot less expensive- maybe, just maybe I’d consider it.
🤭🙈 - Few problems
I love this app a lot don’t get me wrong but there are a few problems 1. I don’t like the actual app I prefer using it on the internet because, the app doesn’t load all my books In my library and the books in my library are grey and when I click on it it doesn’t go to where I left it it goes back to the start of the book which is annoying as hell. 2. Most of the books don’t add to my library which is also very frustrating because that means I don’t get notified about updates. 3. The suggestion books would be good if they were like ones I’ve previously read not complete different ones not even close to what I like, also not ones I’ve already read nothing more annoying then have a suggested book and you’ve already read it so no new books that way unfortunately.
If those problems are fixed it would be a outstanding app.
IEatMuffins - New update problem
I really love this app and I’ve been using it for a couple of years but the new update where your stories are separated into offline and online sections aren’t very preferred for me as I’m a none membership person who can only put one story in the offline section, it honestly annoys me that I have to read a story that might not even be completed than either delete it and re-add it to the offline section after another update or simply wait till it updates, in my preference I would’ve preferred to keep the old system where you have to refresh it and wait for your stories to be downloaded properly onto your library because I could read more stories offline without having to switch back and forth after a while, overall I hope you can design it to be more suitable for none memberships as well.
WEWEWEWEWEWEWEWWGEABRTWNTEYM - Not as good anymore...
I’ve seen a lot of people saying the same thing as I am about to, though, it’s valid. The new update has ruined the app for me. I would read stories during school, and at my friends’ houses, and it was amazing. I love the idea of a place to upload ‘books’ for free and to even read them offline, but the new update is money hungry. I understand needing money to keep the app alive, and I could live with an ad or two on the occasional book, I could live with the paid stories. But this app isn’t what it was just a few years ago. This app isn’t the fun, creative space for aspiring writers, fandoms, and kids to have fun. Having only 3 offline spaces for stories is ridiculous, and while the app has brought me many good times, and years of enjoyment, I might end up deleting it soon. While I love this app, I don’t think I can deal with the new update. It’s put a sour taste in my mouth and I don’t feel like just putting up with it. I hope the developers consider changing this.
Kpkokpko - Battery???
While I still love this app as it makes it a whole lot easier to read from Wattpad on my phone or iPad lately it has been doing some weird stuff.
1. It will randomly, while I’m reading, turn the sound all the way down on my phone and I just get the little notification in the middle of my screen telling me my phone is on silent.
2. What’s up with the battery consumption with this new update wattpad? It’s been like 2-3 days since I updated the app and since then I can go from 100% battery to 15% within 3 hrs of reading a book. My phone is fine when I don’t have wattpad open and the battery will last past one day so like what the hell wattpad.
So while I love the app for reading purposes you really need to fix this in a new update wattpad cause it’s absolutely ridiculous. My phone is about to go flat now, 3.5hrs after unplugging it this morning from a full charge and all I have been on is wattpad. FIX THIS.
Tanya Roe - Eight plus years of being a Wattpad user
I used to love Wattpad it was my favourite app Overall however Since Wattpad introduced paid stories and paid membership all the app ever does is glitch( probably trying to get people to do paid membership). It no longer keeps track of where I’m up to in stories, I can’t access the navigation while I’m a chapter I can only do it at the end or start. There are a lot of ads and I don’t mind ads they help the writer however when they were introduced we were told they you only be every now and then lately they are between every chapter and they are very very repetitive ads. Overall if I can find another app that doesn’t have these problems even if it’s a paid one I will switch it’s just way to much hassle to have to find where I’m up to every time I want to read a chapter of a story. Also I’m happy to pay to use something like this but the fees Wattpad are charging is extremely outrageous for what they offer, especially when very little of the profits ever end up with the author.
muekmuke - message board!!!!!!!!
I love wattpad, I’ve been using it for over four years now and use it nearly everyday. But the message board!!! I get that some people might want to stay connected with who they follow and stuff but my notification tab is just full of people’s random message board posts that I don’t really care to read. I tried turning off the notifications in my settings but they didn’t work. Please allow an option to turn off getting notifications for people posting on their message boards. I used my notification tab to see who followed me or who commented/votes on my stories, but the tab is so full of message board notifications that I have trouble finding all of that. Please fix this; it was a cool feature but some people want to be able to control what notifications they get (((:
unhappy follow - Get rid of paid stories
I downloaded Wattpad 6 years ago and it was a good decision. I could write stories and have fun with it.
I could read whatever I wanted and know that I can still have access to it offline. I found my favourite book on here and I read it every year. But then you brought in paid stories and only allowing people have 2 stories downloaded. I loved this app because it was free. Read and write at anytime day or night with or without wifi. My favourite book is now a paid story. I’m happy for the success of the author but people’s favourite stories shouldn’t have to be paid for. That’s what publishing companies are for. On here everything should be free. So many apps are now bringing in money and it’s super annoying. You’re popular already stop just trying make your apps ‘better’. It may make it better but it also pisses off many users. You better see this and do something about it.
hdjdirbdghsbdgdhdbdg - Once a 5 star app
I have had Wattpad for so long I can’t tell you when I first discovered it. I’ve always loved and raved on too so many people about it - convincing them to download themselves.
However then came advertisements ... then paid only stories. Honestly, I hated it but I appreciated that there was still the option of reading free and that it was still an app I could enjoy while viewing ads here and there for support. However I just discovered the change to the offline reading list. One of my favourite things was that I could download a story (any story, any amount) and read it offline with a simple click of a button. Which meant those long flights or lack of data where I had forgotten a book didn’t matter because well I could take out the app and either try a new story or read back on a classic. Really disappointed to now find that is no longer possible.
calmdownsweetie - THE APP KEEPS GETTING WORSE
I used to love Wattpad (I still do love reading the books) but the apps interface is continually becoming less user-friendly and more money-focused. Everything costs way too much money. There are several things that I wish the app would improve upon. The first is that there should be more than two offline books available at any one time (without paying for premium). This used to be a default feature but everything good about this app seems to get taken away at some point. The second is the activity feature located at peoples profiles. I understand that people like to have privacy. This is why there should be advanced privacy settings within the app so that users can be as transparent/private as they would like. When this feature was in the app it was nice to see what your favourites authors and users were reading and commenting. The idea of Wattpad is great, but eventually I will most likely delete it due to the restrictions put on ‘free’ users.
animegirll - This is a complaint. I’m very disappointed!
Ok so I would have given wattpad 5 out of 5 stars but no! I won’t! I love wattpad their are so many amazing stories you can read. Most of my day I’d be reading stories off wattpad, because I enjoyed it so much and I got to read any story offline but only if it was in my reading list. Not to long ago I updated wattpad and when I opened it to check out the new update, I found out that they had changed it, they changed the fact that I could no longer read my saved stories offline. I can only read THREE stories that will be put only to offline reading section. So out of all my saved stories in my reading list I can only read three offline! This has really made me made and very disappointed in wattpad. AND!! If I wanted to add more stories into my offline list, I’d have to get wattpad premium! Like what the heck I am not paying, it’s stupid! So WATTPAD!! Please change the update. Thank you!
Ambrey Alpine - Glitching
I absolutely love this app. I use it every day for hours on end and you can pretty much find anything that you want on there, it’s got a reasonable amount of ads and there are books that you have to pay coins for, but using ads you can get coins and read them so it’s not like you have to pay to read everything. it’s always really nice to have conversations with people about the books they’ve written or with people who are reading the book and come up with theories or just discuss things. But I have been having this problem where It will constantly glitch and my book I'm reading will be reset to the first chapter. it’s extremely annoying and I don’t know how to fix it because I’m not doing anything wrong as far as I know, I really need help with this because it’s beginning to happen every day so please fix this as soon as you can
Neijire - Greatest Reading App.
I honestly love this app. Its new update of the logo hasn’t changed my thoughts on this app at all, and it’s very fun to use. You can make friends, find the community right for you, pick up tips and tricks and get to write away things you’ve been thinking up.
It’s an enjoyable app, and I’ve barely had any problems. The age recommendation is right unlike many apps and it’s most likely the greatest reading platform.
The only thing stopping me from giving five out of five is that the white. It’s blinding. I’m fine with it, but when you go doing late-night reading it becomes an issue. If we could have the option to shift between white and a darker option (or at least make a night mode that doesn’t involve premium) then it’d be very pleasing and would diminish a lot of complaints.
BEWARE_BookWorm - Is this a glitch, or...?!
I love Wattpad, but I was extremely disappointed to find out that the books in my library can no longer be read without internet. Any story added to your private library when online used to be able to be read whenever, but now that advantage is gone. It’s become a nuisance, and with the bad internet where I live, I rarely get to read any. This could just be me, but the two stories that you get to put offline don’t work. I still need internet, so... what gives, Wattpad? Is this a glitch or...?!
Everything else is awesome, and I beg you to keep publishing books free, because my piggy bank is filled with sand. I love being able to write my stories, and I can’t afford to pay to do that. Thank you, just fix the glitch or whatever it is with my two offline stories that don’t work even 𝗼𝗳𝗳𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲.
Rttttreesss - Going Downhill.
Wattpad, what happened? Don’t get me wrong, this app has offered me countless hours of entertainment, introduced me to fandoms and communities I absolutely love... but it’s been going south.
I downloaded this because I found it much easier as an app than in other browser-based platforms. I loved wattpad because everything was free. It was simple. The unlimited library was the best, especially since I travelled a lot, and could save multiple stories to read.
Look, keep your paid stories. I understand that. Keep your story insights. Keep your premium, whatever. Those are fine. But please, for the love of god... remove the two offline stories feature. If it’s to ‘save storage’, how come the premium users can store as many as they want? That, and the ads. For example, isn’t it kinda a jerk move to make me watch an ad, then when I exit out and come back, make me watch another?
As far as I know, people have the same views as me. Please, take into account your huge teen audience. We’re the ones who spend the most time on the app. We can’t spend hundreds of dollars a year just to remove ads and be able to read more than two books at once.
Get down from your high horse Wattpad. Money isn’t everything in the world.
aussieline - Why?
I’ve been using Wattpad for as long as I can remember. I remember sharing it with my friends, telling what a great app it was, that you could read unlimited stories, offline! It was amazing for a 12 year old to have that opportunity, be able to read offline since internet wasn’t an option. I could handle the ads in the update, enjoyed even. I could give back to the writers I read countless stories of. Paid stories, I felt pressured, as if all the best stories were now having to be paid for, something done on countless other readable websites, ones I backed off from for this reason. Now, two story offline is the limited. Two. Unless, I a college student already neck deep in debts, the two part times jobs I work sustaining my living away from home and student debts, pay to be able to read more than two story offline. Wattpad was my favorite app, it was joy knowing I could read without having to use my internet data. Now? I’m not so sure.
snappster1 - Okay, so..
I’ve been using Wattpad for about a year now and up until now I’ve had no problems and loved it, though I have some problems with the new update. The new colours and design aren’t that great, since the white is more vibrant and is used more, leaving less contrast, and the brighter colours are kinda an eyesore and make things harder to read. I usually do struggle with change a lot, which doesn’t help. Personally, id love you to change the colours back, but obviously the world doesn’t revolve around me. I hope you take this into consideration as I have also met someone on Wattpad who has recently been experiencing difficulties with looking at screens, and especially screens displaying flashing or extremely saturated colours. Thank you! Of course, before the update, I would have given a five star, but I am rather upset about the update. Anyway, thank you for putting up with my whining, and goodbye!
Fungem - Please consider your readers more
When there are stories being recommended I really thing it should filter out stories already in the accounts Library as it blocks me from finding more awesome stories.
Also I HATE the new Offline Downloaded story thing cause it makes the library look unsettling to me and puts me off using the app. In my opinion you should stop putting that ugly black bar everywhere cause it makes Wattpad as a company not only look like they are begging for money a majority of it’s audience most likely don’t have but it makes me want to not spend money and support the app when they are making such horrible changes which to me are changing the feel and calmness which I was feeling but now I see a stressful black bar which makes me feel anxious making me close the app down.
mikenugger - moving platforms.
after almost five whole years of being on this app i found myself making friends and having a platform to produce stories on, it was very understandable when more and more ads started playing but when the premium offers and paid stories started showing up it was just difficult as most of my stories i had read from my childhood were paid stories and i could no longer look through them to reminisce. although it didn’t bother me the offline option bothered me the most. again most people have said that it was hard to navigate and many can’t even afford premium. for a non-profit app this seems to be making a lot of money of CHILDREN. i get that they need to do something to be able to stay up but i believe this has surely gotten out of hand and i have substituted to another reading platform. as much as i love wattpad, this has just gotten too much to handle.
Isabella Salandra - Not as good as it use to be
When I first got Wattpad I thought it was the best reading and creative writing app out there. But in current years this has changed. I’ve just spent the last few months using Inkitt and I have to say I prefer it more now, the fact that I can create multiple reading list and still get updates from the books means my private library A won’t be as cluttered and B it won’t be filled with books that I’m waiting for updates for. It has also come to my attention that if you don’t read a book for a while and you go back to previous chapters where you’ve voted the star is no longer coloured which I find annoying as I use them as a type of bookmark when I put the books into reading list to de-clutter my library. I think that the app as lost its touch and needs to get back to being as good as it was before.
honest feedback anonymous - needs improvements
i have been using wattpad for a few years now and i still love it to this day. there a wide range of genres to choose from and plenty of amazing authors out there. however, the new limit of two offline books only is kind of sad. i wouldn’t mind if it was five or ten at a time but two would only last me a few hours. plus the stress of choosing two novels is hard for a book lover like me. the main reason why i used to enjoy wattpad so much back then is because I was able to read anything in my library. something that i would like to be added is a private organizing reading list. this would then help me organize my books into folders of fav authors, different genres, writing styles, what to read next etc. overall it is a good app that i would recommend.
Zombiechick777 - Yeah it's good and bad
I have been on wattpad for around 4 years now and I was obsessed with this app for so long! It's a good place to express your writing style and stories you wish to tell. However, they've started to change things for the literal worst.
At first they added premium membershios, which I'm fine with. It didn't have much of an impact on users who didn't have a premium account. They then added coins to support those who are serious about writing as a career or side job.
I draw the last straw at newest update with offline stories. We had unlimited stories that we could read offline and now because of the new update, it's limited to 3. I understand that the creators and developed of wattpad are trying to get more income to help support their app, but it's kinda gotten ridiculous now.
lalisvigard - Hate the new update
I really think you should consider changing the update to how it last was and i think a lot of people would agree with me. Paying for SOME stories is fine but only giving us now only two offline books to read is bs. I used to enjoy using wattpad because i had so many FREE OFFLINE BOOKS to read but now I cant do that anymore. What are we supposed to do when we have no data or internet. Why has it come to where people need to pay to read, you should be encouraging us to read but instead you give us ads between chapters, then having to pay for books and to now have to completely pay just for more than two. You've become more worse than tumblr. Not even they make you pay to read or look at pages. I'm seriously disappointed and I'm even considering deleting wattpad because of it. If you want to please your users, change it to the way it was.
codhwmdidhw - Updates
I'm a little bit disappointed with the updates Wattpad's getting nowadays, first you have to pay for some chapters and all that. Then there's the "offline and online" stories, personally, I liked the old Wattpad more than I like this one because of some updates. I guess the paying is kinda helpful, but you have to pay to get more than 1 offline stories, maybe consider putting at least 3 free offline stories than just putting 1. It's pretty disappointing for me to see Wattpad turn into another one of those apps. The stories in recommendations are stories that I already read or have *zero* interest in and it's getting harder to find new stories or stories that don't need to be paid for. I'm getting a little concerned about Wattpad nowadays because of these updates, it used to be the coolest app last year for me, but it's turning into those other apps that seem like they only want money.
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several hoomans - #bringbackoldwattpad
its amazing i love this app but the new aesthetic is horrible. everything is so much darker and modern. bring back the old wattpad design it was vintage and cute.
WattyUser12444 - Hate The Beta Program
I used to love Wattpad. And I understand that they are trying to support writers and I think that’s very important, but it seems that lately everything that Wattpad was when I originally downloaded the app has gone in favour of money. I used this app because I could escape and not worry about money issues. Now, everything that I am interested in reading is denied to me because I can’t afford coins. And I know that there are still free books, but the way that they choose which books are free is if they’re not the best books- anything that gets any attention gets monetized. So the things with writing that doesn’t appeal to everyone or books that aren’t very popular don’t get any support, but the ones that are crazy popular and could probably be published in hard copy format cost money that not all of us can afford. Bring back the add format- Writers still got support, but no one is asked to spend money that they don’t have. The Wattpad beta program is awful. If I could give negative stars, I would.
dolansperiods - There's a glitch
Wattpad is good. But there's this weird glitch where I'd suddenly loose my place in a book I'm reading and I'd have to find where I was reading. Like, I'd go on wattpad and when I press on the book, it just starts off from the beginning of the book. It's really annoying please fix.
Dan.nie - i’m disappointed
i used to love this app and so did many others. i have to say i’m very disappointed in this app now. many reasons such as the app crashing every couple minutes and not working properly, having to pay for books, and the displeasing logo change has led me to deleting it. this as been an app that i’ve had for over 6 years and i have enjoyed it so much. until all of this has been fixed i refuse to use this app again. this goes for all of my friends and the majority of your users. you messed up big time wattpad.
MasterNova143 - Premium for unlimited offline mode?
Are you kidding me? I used to use Wattpad to read my favourite stories on the bus but now I can’t even do that because I need data to that, the whole reason I downloaded wattpad was so that I could read stories by different people anywhere without wifi, I didn’t need to add them to my offline mode or anything, and another thing why is there only TWO slots in my offline library? Like what is with that? Bring back the regular offline library where I didn’t have to pay money just to read a fan fiction on the bus!
used to be wattpad member - The heck?
Okay Wattpad...You started off as a free app for FREE books and you already make millions of dollars off of us watching ads..AND NOW I can’t even read those books anymore? The ‘coins’ are over priced. Good books can’t even be read by most people anymore. So I wonder, why? You did this.
Biscuit3.0 - No
The colour is too vibrant and the cover looks dumb. So bring back old Wattpad. #bringbackoldwattpad
Bae Senpai - Downgrade
The new update is stupid. You shouldn’t have to be on wifi to read books, that was one of the many reasons I loved Wattpad, but now with the go premium for mostly everything is ruining the app. I enjoyed it when I could be camping and still be able to read books offline and now I only get two books if I don’t want to pay for premium every couple months? This isn’t an upgrade, this a downgrade at is finest.
Missypurple13 - Freezing and Crashing
So I've decided to give this app three stars because on my phone it's great and works alright. On my IPad though recently I can't read anything because the app will freeze and then it ends up crashing. I hope this is fixed soon. Thanks.
clairjeon - Bring back the old Wattpad
The new wattpad right now sucks. You get to have only 2 offline stories and I like the vintage one better because It kinda brings back the old days when I first started reading wattpad and I think it’s simple, but cute. Pls pls pls bring back the old wattpad!!😭😭😖😫💖
kimh2014 - Rlly?
Okay. First of all. All my stories used to be offline and now they aren’t. And I’m really upset because now I have to pay just to read my stories offline now.
valentinav7 - bad
y/n did not get kidnapped by 5sos for this
wemiky - colour
The colour is just so bad,, the orange is too vibrant it's painful to look at. Please change the colour back, at least. The logo is nice and I understand the concept of it, but i'm not sure I love it. Sometimes good things don't have to change because they're already great the way they are.
I've been on wattpad for over 5 years. I've seen it change. But this one is just the worst one so far.
Kass1299 - Hate new update
Extremely annoying to get halfway through a book then find out i now have to pay to read the rest of it, people use this app because it used to be free because a lot of people can’t afford to be paying for books they don’t know if they will even like. Also most of the books that are going to be free won’t be any of the good ones so what’s the point on continuing to use this app. Quit saying Wattpad is remaining a free app because a free app wouldn’t have so many hidden fees: false advertising.
AlexisDanaan - Meh
The app crashes with alarming regularity. If you’re in the middle of reading something it’s okay cause it will boot up at where you left off. If you were browsing, however, and happened to be reading the synopsis for what might be an interesting story, you would be screwed. Hopefully you have better browsing recall than I do.
It also bugs out pretty often. It will get laggy when opening up reading lists or loading the book synopsis. Once reading it doesn’t really glitch out, other than the whole app crashing thing.
That being said, it’s all free so...
nonody inparticular - What the heck?
I love that I can read whatever I want and all but this new update if only having two downloaded books? Really? Are you that desperate for money? This is absolutely ridiculous.
lix24434 - Seriously
The app is good I love it and I’ve been using for a long time but the new update is horrible. The fact that you have to pay just to read more then two stories online is so dumb and stupid because the it’s all about money like what?
Bring back old Wattpad cause this sucks
Tami162- - Greedy
Im actually very mad simply because now I can only have two offline books and you claim it’s so I have control over my storage yet if I wanted to have them all offline I have to pay monthly for it!! Paid stories were fine but seriously how does that make sense. I’m thinking about switching to another reading app because this is awful
Shahshdhshs - Crashes
It keeps crashing like every 5 minutes pls fix it
Saranali - This sucks
Ok, so as an artist I understand that it takes time, energy and effort to write and that authors definitely deserve to be compensated for such if it’s an original story (not Fanfiction or plagiarized work).
I believe in Author rights, and that if they wish to sell their story rather than have it free, that’s their choice and props to them. As a reader/consumer it my decision on which stories/authors I want to support by spending money.
However I always felt that what was great about Wattpad was that it was a place to get amateur writers exposure and allow them to get feedback, build up a reader base and grow as authors. It was also a great tool for people of lesser means (kids, people from 3rd world countries, struggling artists, etc) to access original creative content.
Now it feels less like a creative community and more like a consumer community where everything has become monetized. The app creators need to make money too, as everyone else, but now it feels exploitive for some reason.
The worst change is the offline library being so limited. Not everyone has access to WiFi or data 24/7 and unfortunately it’s people of lesser means who usually don’t. People who will NOT be able to afford the subscription. But I guess they don’t care about these people anymore.
If they’re gonna limit it for whatever reason, why at such a low number? Wouldn’t it be a better compromise to use a higher number, like 30 or 100?
I hope that users of the app take a stand with me and submit a low rated review and stop using this app until the creators start listening.
duongnguyensg - Unacceptable
I know I use a free version but there are a ton of advertising and each time is 15 seconds. Now you tell me that have a new experience is a 2-limited-story. Can't believe that!!! ( ಠ ಠ )
ChelQ26 - Highly disappointed DO NOT DOWNLOAD!
For someone who has had this app since 2016 when it was free and you didn’t have to pay a crap ton for a membership, I am very saddened. Now I can only read two stories offline and not unlimited and yes there are ads but they never bothered me. What bothers me is that now I’m limited to how many stories offline I am able to read. I loved the app, until it was turned into a membership and non membership app. I’m very saddened to see it go this way. And I’ve noticed that it’s going downhill and barely any new stories besides the ones people are being paid to make, are being published. So ya don’t get this app NOT WORTH IT ANYMORE.
EtoileNoire999 - The newest update
Seriously, I used to love this app, but now we have to pay to get offline stories?!? Like come on! Wattpad was much better before! I will not pay for someone that I had for free! Please bring back the way it was, I don’t want to read all my stories only when I’m online!!!
bunnylifer - A different purpose.
Wattpad no longer embodies the statement “reading for pleasure”. Their purpose has changed, straying away from the people who have given endless support to a platform desperate for money. Needless to say, I will no longer be reading on Wattpad as I am very disappointed in how they perceive the meaning of reading, where everything is about money and no longer for the passionate interactions between authors and readers.
maysadevara - i’m disappointed
i’ve been using wattpad for many years now and through all the updates, i’ve never complained too much (even the paid stories - i get it, authors need to get paid). but now, they’ve added an offline feature. before, any story in your library could have been read offline. now, up to two stories in your library can be read offline. like for what???? as much as i like wattpad and the stories on it, i’m disappointed in the updates they make; they aren’t useful for the users at all
Raj74689 - New update
They’ve gotten sooo money hungry. Wattpad used to be the plug for unlimited free offline books and now? A limit of three offline books because they just want you to pay for their dumb premium program thing. First paid stories, now limited offline stories. So disappointing.
ladymay0314 - It was better before
I remember finding Wattpad several years ago when I was looking for an app where I could read stories freely, without having to pay money or see any advertisement. All I had to invest was my time (to read, of course). I was so happy I downloaded this app, because I thought it would always stay free and uninterrupted. Yes, it did stay that way for a while. But an app can only stay good for so long. First it was the logo. The classic and simple W was replaced by a curvy one, and the orange was much brighter. I thought, "This doesn't suit Wattpad, but oh well." I didn't think much of the update. After a few more updates, I started seeing ads whenever I read a story. I was incredibly disappointed. Before, writers would write because they enjoyed writing stories. Now, with ads in the picture, it seems they're writing not for the readers or for themselves, but to gain money. The stories lack the genuine excitement from before. I'm not saying it's a bad thing to gain money through an app, but Wattpad is a READING application. Not money or ads—but reading. Currently it's so focused on money, money, money, that the developers might as well put a price tag on the app itself. Here I was thinking this will be different from the others when it turns out to be the same.
I miss the old Wattpad.
Ygygvyfv - Eh
Wattpad isn't a terrible app, but it definitely has issues. The new look isn't all that nice, honestly it's a bit too bright. There's also a bit of a crashing problem that I keep finding. I honestly also think that supported stories are pretty stupid. Maybe instead of paying for the stories, we get it as an option and can choose, otherwise, the story will just have more adds? Because Wattpad was founded so that people could read without paying for books.
All in all, I'll probably keep using the app, but it I sure as hell am not going to read any of the supported stories or anything like that.
korina15 - it was good but now
wattpad used to be my go to app for road trips and offline reading. now with the very stupid 2 book max i can’t read anything. it really sucks and you’re ruining the app.please bring back the old wattpad.
Tionnr - It WAS great
The older version was better. I understand that you need to make money to keep the app running but this new feature is pissing me off. All my books were offline and I could read which ever I choose now I have to pay for my library space. Wow thanks.😡😡
got7fan - Uh...
Don’t get me wrong I love wattpad and its creators but this new premium thing isn’t working. It’s not just that it’s annoying, it’s that it won’t work and that at this point it is just a money grabber. In my opinion the demographic of users using wattpad are probably 12 year olds reading fanfic. Do you think they have money? And also how many people do you think got annoyed with it so they ended up deleting the app? Remember when wattpad was a free platform for creators to get together and for you just to read because you couldn’t do the same on other platforms.
CARNORA - Dear Wattpad
This sucks. I, and many others, joined Wattpad for the fact that it was a FREE book app where I could reading millions of books both online and offline at my leisure. In the past, I would’ve given this app a solid five-star rating but now I don’t think it adds up to that standard. I feel like Wattpad is slowly turning into an app solely based on money and straying from their original goal. I was okay with the paid stories program, and I understood that the writers behind these magnificent works need to be supported, but now that reading books offline has become a premium feature, I’m afraid I won’t be continuing with Wattpad any longer. Only 2 books to read while offline without premium, like come on? Are you serious? I used to be able to read HUNDREDS of books offline for FREE. This has completely ruined my experience.
Cynthia😡 - Offline stories
I’ve had this app for years now and have slowly watched it become a money grab. Yes I understand that people need to be payed but everything is just forcing you to get premium. Everything was perfectly fine with the offline stories. I could read whatever I wanted while on a trip as long as it was in my library, but now I only get 2. Why? What’s the purpose? There wasn’t any harm before so why did it have to change now? People get bored with two story while on a long trip. Please bring back the old offline stories cause that was the only really good thing going for the new Wattpad recently.
istoleyourdoritos - Ewww
The update is stupid I’m going to tell people to not use the app until they bring back offline reads I have access to @safe_talk_space so I can reach to 14k people
d_me - New update sucks
I love wattpad so much. But i dont like the new update. Thats so annoying. Its gets worst and worst. Pls bring back the old wattpad where you can read offline stories with limited access. I don't care if wattpad takes so much space in my storage as long as i have more offline stories whenever i cannot connect with any wifi.
Moe Stevens - ...
I enjoy Wattpad- or the stories and people on it at least. When they changed the colour scheme, I could deal with it. Yes it was jarring and ugly but it was fine.
But this latest update? Where I can only read one story offline? No. Just, no. I’m sorry but I can’t deal with this. I got Wattpad so that I could have books with me wherever I went. Now I can only have one. I don’t have the money to pay for premium!
Please change it back. I get that you’re a company and need money- but if you keep making decisions such as these I will uninstall the app and delete my account.
Aly Oscar - Deleting the app
I used to love wattpad, I used it all the time and I just recently got it again. I just found out you have to pay to continue to read books and I don’t have any money to pay that nor do I want to for some books that is not written by real authors. I’m not paying for these stories when I could buy books by real authors 👋🏼. Have fun mooching off of kids.
Aghxdghvcf - This app is bull trash now
Ok, I have 2 things to say. First, what the heck is the new logo. It is horrible and a disgusting new look for our beloved app. Change it back please. Next, what the also heck is the next beta program or whatever it’s name is. I don’t have like, Any money to pay for your stupid books. Imma just gonna visit a library.
AngryOliver - What happened?!?
What happened to the amazing Wattpad?!?!? This new logo and design doesn’t appeal to me in the slightest. I used to love seeing the logo and the style of the whole app but now I don’t want to see it when I open my phone. The old app icon looked to much better. Along with that the colour is terrible. It looks like a child’s PowerPoint went wrong. The old colour was at least a pleasing shade of orange. This new orange isn’t pleasing in the slightest.
I also don’t understand why we have to pay for books now. So many people got this app because it was free but now we aren’t able to read good books because we can’t afford it again.
Also why is it that the AMAZING OLD LOGO is now being used for the coins and not the whole app? And the other two apps you own still look amazing unlike this one. I still hate the new icon and I would highly suggest going back. The original was something everyone loved and now it isn’t liked.
<3 9526 - New beta program
Wattpad will now make so you have to pay money to read parts of selected books. This is frustrating since there is no clear way of disguising books you have to pay for and free ones. I like the idea of supporting the writers but feel wattpad has forgotten their target audience, people who do not want to buy or cannot afford spending larges amounts of money on books. Please get rid of this program!!
Anonymelicorne😂 - Wow
I love so much this app😍
Luvin.life13 - Disappointed
I usually never write reviews but I feel compelled to do so for Wattpad seeing the recent changes that have come about. I am truly disappointed and dissatisfied with the new coin system. Wattpad has always been a platform for writers and readers to engage in a free space. I understand that there are “millions of other free stories available on the app” but all of the well written ones that I am actually interested in I have to pay for. This is not what I signed up for and I’m really unhappy about having to pay to use what used to be my favourite reading app. I also understand that this is helping support writers but I think that there are better ways of doing so without making readers pay for overpriced coins. I am most likely going to be looking for another free alternative reading application if this beta becomes the standard.
not-so-happy-ex-reader - Wattpad to Not-pad
I used to love Wattpad but recently all the adds and new coin stuff is just annoying. I understand they’re a company and they need to make money but they have sort of ruined the reading experience. If I’m super into a book and it’s building suspense I scroll up and a thirty second add pops up or if I scroll up and I need to have more coins to continue reading, it makes me not want to read anymore. Because of this my friends and I have all deleted the app.
Maddyo14 - Review
I’m only giving five stars because I didn’t update my app. If you think I can afford to finish a book on here ya’ll are nuts. If I don’t have premium what makes you think I can afford to pay to finish stories.
simping over junghwan - amazing!
im just a sad gurl who needs to read about my non existent love life and if you’re the same, this app is for you 😙✌️
Icess FireBlade - Wattpad isn't free anymore
Every new book you try reading you have to pay it's not even a choice you either pay or stop reading half way into the book. I hate this new update because this app isn't FREE anymore writing should be a passion not for people to earn money. What happened to the ads? I prefer those instead some people like myself can't afford coins.. I feel so depressed I can't read any new books without having to have the option to pay... I love reading Wattpad was what I use to escape the real world and read, feel happy.. now it's becoming like everything else all about money..
The producer says there's going to be some books that you won't pay for wow SOME?! That's amazing before it was all now it's just some. The part that gets me mad is that they said it'll support writers you are gonna lose a lot of people do this whole coins thing so there won't be much support there. If no body pays then where's the support? What's wrong with watching an ad or two. Good luck Wattpad
justaslurpee - Old Wattpad
I honestly prefer the old version of wattpad
grace6293863 - Old Wattpad was so much better
With every new update it keeps getting worse and worse that now I can’t read paid stories without having money to pay for coins and obviously I’m broke I don’t have the money to pay $15+ just for a story. It was so much better without premium. Just make it free again.
73829399494 - Too Expensive
All my fav books keep getting moved to paid stories. Which I get is supporting writers but now I can’t read any of them because I can’t afford $15+ per book in coins. Also we only have two slots for offline downloading which sucks. This app was really good when it was actually about letting people read for free and share stories. This sucks :/
aleavii - miss the old wattpad
as someone who has had this app since 2014, id like to say that you absolutely ruined it for me and countless other people with your updates. having to pay for more than two offline books is so annoying and i can find the joy of reading on this app like i used to. the app is completely different than it used to be and not in a good way.
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Moonsong2003 - Love Wattpad
I love everything about wattpad and I personally have had no problems with it at all. I personally enjoy reading and writing. They are two of the many things I love to do. With wattpad, I can enjoy books and fan fictions that I can’t read anywhere else and I can share my many book ideas with the world without fear of being judged. The wattpad community is a wonderful place. Every one is so nice and not judgements at all. It’s given me confidence to comment my thoughts, which I’ve always wanted to do but wasn’t brave enough. I’ve been able to be myself and no one judges me. And everything about wattpad has given me confidence. I’ve been on wattpad for two or three years now, and I have nothing bad to say about it. These two, three years have been the best years of my life because of the confidence that the wattpad community has given. This is the best app/website ever and I recommend it to all the readers and writers out there. I’ve been apart of this community for two or three years now and I’m not going anywhere anytime soon. I look forward to seeing what this app/website will become and I thank wattpad for everything it’s done for me.
Rosemary Shayln - Yikes
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
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.
Your disappointed dedicated follower
FangirlLayla - Money money money
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.
my truth🙁 - Um just one complaint sorry
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.
heyitsleigh - With every update, this app gets worse
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.
joanna582 - Ehh
I understand what they are trying to do with the new coin system but I think it is very irrational for the audience Wattpad has. Your audience is young and is using your platform to read books for free and in return supply comments/reviews/feedback to the writers— and most don’t mind watching ads to support them. However paying per chapter or for parts of a book is super inconvenient and is super pricey! I was expecting it to be maybe $2-3 tops to finish the book I was reading- not $8!!! And then that was for a random amount of coins... the system doesn’t make sense and is very infuriating. I will say I am not the usual audience and am an adult who makes money- i wouldn’t mind if there was an option on the authors profile or at the end of the book to “donate” to the author or pay for the book as I see fit... there are a few books I would have definitely contributed towards... but that should still be optional- you need to know your audience and their limitations. At the very least the books that will require coins should have a notification from WATTPAD, not the author, informing them about having to pay for the book.
I gave more than one star because I understand and will still use the app for now... however if the coin system remains I’ll likely end up deleting
Tammy_Brooks_ - It’s good, but..
I’ve been a member of the Wattpad community for over two years. Through it all, I’ve experienced some ups and down, but recently a major down has been added. With a new update, it makes you have these coins to read some of the books. You can read the first like.. 5 chapters, and then in order to read the rest, you have to have coins. If you don’t have the coins, you buy them. Idk if Wattpad is running low on money so now they’re making us pay, but c’mon now. When you’re as antisocial as I am, Wattpad is a safe haven where I get to read and write as much as I please. This update has gotten in the way of that. Typically it’s only big stories that Wattpad has noticed, but it’s still an issue.
Another few things that are quite annoying are the ads between every other chapter, and seeing a notification every time someone I follow post on their board. I know a lot of people are loving these new updates, but for the people that have been here a while before all of this, we don’t appreciate it 100%.
Overall, the app is amazing. It allows people of all ages to go to their happy space and right whatever they want. There’s all sorts of different stuff people write and it’s been my favorite app since I got it. Please try and fix these things Wattpad.
Rachelk8 - LOVE LOVE LOVE
I've used this app for years and I still use it daily. There's so many wonderful stories.. And for free! The only thing I suggest (and why I wrote this review) is Bc I would like for wattpad to make something so the organizations of our library would be better. Like for iPhones we have the separate little folders on our home screens.. Something like that would be nice. I always try to follow a series and I ALWAYS forget the order and I can't check unless I have wifi..
I wrote this previous review a very long time ago. Wattpad has been the greatest app I have ever downloaded, and still is. However, I’m updating my review because I feel as if the same values are not held on this platform anymore. Paid stories, ads every 10 minutes, constant pop ups to upgrade to premium... it seems very money hungry to me now. I understand supporting authors, but how much of my money actually goes to them? Or the money from the ads? I think they’re only doing this bc many authors were putting their work up in another cite that required readers to pay per chapter, which is ridiculous. Stories on these platforms should be free, and if they’re good enough to be published then they don’t belong on wattpad.
coollofivibes - Please add blocking
I’ve been on Wattpad for five years and only a year ago did I decide to reveal my account to two people I thought were my friends. Ever since we’ve parted ways, on a bad note I might add, I’ve always been worried about my stuff. Only recently have I learned that they’ve been basically stalking my activity and talking about everything I do even though I have them mute. They even took screenshots of a rant I posted (then deleted when I calmed down) that threw shade at them for how they treated me. One of them used it to harass me on Instagram, but at least with Instagram, I was able to block them completely without having my privacy invaded. Muting on Wattpad isn’t enough because even though they can’t get into contact with me, I still feel uneasy knowing they can still see my stuff and activity. All of the things I write are my heart and soul, so imagine my frustration knowing those two are waiting for me to post something and possibly exploit it to ruin me. Please, I’m begging you, add a blocking option to where they can’t see my account. I hate disappearing on my friends on Wattpad, but I just don’t like the idea of being active knowing that those two are basically watching my every move.
SatisfiedUser11 - Best writing app, hands down.
When I originally began writing on my phone, I started out with this app called PocketWriters. It was highly impractical, and I soon noticed the community was switching over to Wattpad. I decided to give Wattpad a try myself, and I don’t even know where to begin. The layout of the app is so easy to navigate, and I love how it gives you recommendations based off of your searches! I also appreciate how easy Wattpad makes things for writers who are trying to get their names out there. The only thing I’d say about the app that needs fixing is adjusting the covers. It’s hard to get the cover put just how you like it, and I really thing there should be a way to look at what’s showing on the cover when making the draft, like how you can adjust your phone wallpaper. I really hope I’m making sense here. Anyways, other than that small flaw, this app is amazing! I most definitely recommend it if you enjoy writing. Personally, I write for fun, but I’d also like to possibly publish in the future. Having the community’s feedback is really helpful with learning what I should improve on. Please give this a shot if you haven’t already!
BriannaW2017 - App crashing
I didn’t think anything of it at first. I thought it was my IPhone 6 Plus acting crazy until I got a brand New IPhone 7 and Wattpad does the same thing. Wattpad does not work on internet like it use to I don’t know if it’s because of the premium update but I have been on Wattpad for as long as I can remember and it never had as many problems as it does now. I can not find new books or look at the home page cause it won’t load at all or it freezes and I have to close the app. If I have my internet cut off it will work fine if the books are already in my library but I can’t find any new books because the app will crash before I can even stay in the app over 2 minutes. I have to find new books on After Dark App and read there. I can’t even write on my phone anymore I have to use a computer . This is very inconvenient for me. I think instead of adding more features to the premium maybe you could help the people who actually had Wattpad before premium existed and who don’t have the money to spend it on premium we just wanna enjoy reading and writing without spending a load of cash .
Emily.A.Walker - Capitalism has ruined it
I’ve been on Wattpad since 2016 and it’s changed so much, and not in a good way. You used to have access to all of the stories in your library offline, now you can only have two and if you want more you have to pay for it. There is now paid stories that used to be free, but now if I want to reread them I have to pay for it. There used to be an occasional story with like 3 ads in the whole entire thing, but now every single story has an ad every chapter that is either promoting Wattpad premium or it’s a video you have to watch to continue reading. On top of the extreme monetization of the app there is bugs, stories randomly freeze and I can’t continue reading with out exiting the app and returning, just for it to happen again in 5 seconds. When I search for something, half the time it says that there are no results, but it’s a popular topic so I know there is stories. I miss the old Wattpad and I want it back, if y’all are so dead set on changing the app, make positive changes, add more filter options, such as an option to hide stories you’ve read before, or to exclusively show stories you’ve read before, to choose the type of main characters you want to see by gender, sexuality, race, etc. Please demonetize the app and add things that readers and writers actually want. Until you change things, I’m deleting the app.
💗Kawaii~Chan💗 - I love it! But……
I’ve had WATTPAD for a VERY VERY VERY long time now! I absolutely LOVED it, I got to read my fantasy books, comment in roleplays, and many more!~ But………………When I got locked of my ipad one day, I had to restart everything and erase some of my social media data stuff. I had made a new account for my old account, which really made me upset since I had put so much effort into my work on my old account. When I wanted to comment on a story where I roleplayed with my friends. It wouldn’t allow me since I had to verify my account. But I couldn’t, I tried putting in my email but it said it has been verified already. But I haven’t used any account with my email, since for my old account it was a random one. I was EXTREMELY upset since I wanted to comment on my friends stories to support them and rp with them. But sadly I can’t. They really need to fix this, I really want to comment, but I can’t since I have to verify my account with an email but I can’t use MY email due to it already being used, but it”s my email, I have to be able to verify it more than once, like 10 times or something. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this, I want to comment again and roleplay with my friends like I used to 2 years ago...
harmonyfalls - No Coins!!
I have used Wattpad for several years now and I have read plenty of amazing books. And I understand that your trying to find a way for readers to help support authors. But I also know that many of the readers on the app are more than likely 11+ and most of them either don’t have the money or don’t wanna spend the money to read books that used to be free. I bought some coins a few weeks ago and I have yet to use them cause I’m afraid I’ll waste them on a book that I ended up not liking in the end, which isn’t your problem, I understand that. But my point is, Wattpad used to be free, you could read your books offline, that’s what I really miss. I remember when Wattpad was just Wattpad, no Wattpad premium, no coins. And honestly I miss that. It saddens me that you had to change. I’m glad these authors are getting supported but I just wish there was a different way. The ads don’t bother me much but I wish there wasn’t as many because they can be annoying at times. And don’t me even get me started on the new update 😂 I’m not a fan of the new logo cause I’m so used to what it was. But I’ll get over it.
oquelasisi - Has seriously gone down in quality
Wattpad used to be the best reading app out there, but they’ve gone downhill. First, the best convenience of the app was being able to read everything offline, so it was perfect for traveling. Now, you can only put 2 stories as offline books, and you have to pay for that function. Secondly, they’ve changed their whole free reading for everyone concept, because they’ve gotten their best books and authors to switch to being “paid stories” and adding an additional charge for that function. Now, it might be worth paying for- if the app didn’t have a ridiculous amount of glitches all the time, along with thousands of terrible books with a very poor way of trying to filter them out and get the best stories first.
To the more personal- wattpad has serious issues with doing zilch about plagiarism, which has forced a lot of writers to switch to Radish or a similar reading app to keep theft away, and caused them a lot of pain and problems. Wattpad also doesn’t really do anything about bullying- many authors get vast loads of hate comments bombarding their personal pages or their books and caused a lot of authors to quit writing or have to take breaks because of how nasty the comments can get.
OtakuGoddess - Best app ever
Yo so like I have add this app for many years now, it’s literally my heaven and now that you can read offline it’s just awesome! I totally recommend this app and I even tell my friends about this because it’s just well amazing, I've never rated an app before but this one definitely deserves one
The one thing that I don’t like is that if you forget your account password, and forgot the email (I had make a new account but I used the same email I think as my old one and it won’t let me log back into the original) I had some progress on my first original but i forgot the password (Email as well)and it won’t let me log in, if you could help in some way please add something to do so, I really miss my original acc, I wrote a story that got many views that I desperately want to continue, and another thing is that I can’t read offline without paying which I cannot afford, please fix it back to wear everything can be read offline, it hurts to not read my favorite books and I would have to choose which one to put offline😢other than that thing this app is the most amazing app ever! 💕📚
k.a.y.b.a.e - great idea and basic concept
i absolutely love Wattpad for it being the only real social media outlet for books. i find reading other peoples books help me to become a better author, because i can easily recognize others mistakes, and go back to my own work, then apply the correct format that needs to be used. the community you have built here is always amazing. i have great constructive responses on my work and i feel that i could truly be a great author one day just by the way this app helps to make me a better writer. Its a great way to make my work public and to not feel embarrassed by the writing i made because everyone on this platform has some work to be done, whether big or small, everyone could improve. it makes me realize that i am in fact not a bad author, im just a author that needs encouragement and proper criticism. i love your app. truly i do. but there are a few things that i believe could be tweaked. is there a way to change in my settings whether or not i see certain updates, or messages posted on someone elses board, in my notifications? can i somehow make it to where i only see a select few? if so that would be great. thank you for your time and consideration:)
ndbbdgdjsvshsb - A REAL REVIEW
Wattpad is a great app that always undiscovered writers to kick off their career, if that’s what they are here for. It’s also great for those who are just writing for fun! For the reading portion, you will find some amazing books that honestly deserve to be on shelves. However, you will most likely come across books that are poorly written, but you probably already knew that; all the books on this app are written by amateurs after all and most people just write because they like writing. Now, onto the app it self. I gave the app only two stars because it glitchy and has MANY bugs. There are many things they have yet to work on and fix. I have trouble logging into my account and am currently trying to still get in. Their support group isn’t helpful at all. I’ve tried countless of times to get help since I have many projects and books on my account and can’t afford to lose them, but they haven’t helped me. I’m at the point where I want to give up and find a new reading and writing app. It’s as if my hard work went to waste and I’m mad at myself and the app! Once, wattpad actually comes together and stops playing around, I can assure you that the app would be amazing. Definitely 5 stars from me! All in all, the app is great but has many problems that need to be fixed and solved.
fantasiahere222 - I love this app soo much but...
Hey guys I really really love this app sooo much and i’m mad to say this but its making me very much uninterested in it every time it gets updated. Like currently you guys took off the black mode of reading and turned it to gray and i don’t like that at all ! I also don’t think it’s right that you guys limited the amount of books we could read offline I know that at times when we are on the go and don’t want to use all of our data we would turn it off and want to choose the books to read ,or what if someones phone gets turned off they would only have those two books to read ? maybe we don’t want to just keep reading the same two books maybe we want to read some , go to another book then come back later . It’s crazy that we have to pay for just that. Also another thing I reaaalllyyyy wish you guys would put a dark mode for the whole app because I get bad headaches from looking at all that light . You guys have a really GREAT app and with all these updates that you guys are doing is making it not so great anymore, so please read this throughly and I hope you guys do some of the things that I requested 🥺 . Thank you guys sooo much .
Angela Valle - Umm....
I’ve had Wattpad for 5 years and to make this short (which I failed to do, sorry for this paragraph) I’m honestly so disappointed wirh what has become of this app. It used to be an app where people wrote and others read, some did both, simply just that— but now I cant even use it anymore. Premium features? Coins??? What is going on?! I’m a writer myself, and as much as I would love to get paid I still wouldn’t wish this frustration onto my readers. I love writing, regardless of how much I get paid; comments from my readers hold so much more value to me, and although I know everyones situations are different I personally wouldn’t want to make my readers have to encounter an ad every few chapters. Some authors need money, some readers need money. The fact that there are avid readers out there that can’t enjoy Wattpad because they can’t afford premium features or coins or whatever makes me so upset. Both authors and readers struggle equally, and although readers may not put anything out there, their comments are our fuel, or at least for me, and they motivate me to keep writing if anything else. They contribute to us with their comments. Now there will be fewer of them because they don’t have the money to read. Everyone just wants to read. That’s all everyone ever wanted to do. I said I was going to make this short but I’m honestly just really disappointed...
Meli03_ - Quality of stories has gone down down DOWN
I’ve been on Wattpad for 6 years now, so I’ve been around for a lot of the graphic changes, the addition of ads, etc. Let me just say that when Wattpad first started it was awesome! It was really easy to interact with other authors and readers and spread your work around while also finding new, interesting books to read. That’s all changed now. The cafe is filled with people trying to promote stories with basically the same plot, which would be a problem if the stories were actually good. I’m not trying to bash on the authors, but most stories on Wattpad now are very bland with one dimensional characters and a very cliche, overused plot. The worst part about this is that those stories are the ones with millions of reads and votes. I find this the most frustrating because these are the stories Wattpad recommends you to read or they’re the first stories to pop up in the search results. One time I literally skimmed through 12 different books before finding a decent one I wanted to read. This isn’t Wattpad’s fault as the readers on Wattpad are the ones making these books famous, but I just wish Wattpad made a system or algorithm that helped us find GOOD QUALITY books a lot easier.
Scarlet3234 - Love this App, but...
I love this app and I’ve been using it for a few years now. I love all the new updates that are continually added. The one problem I have is with the archive and library. I have all the books I’ve ever finished and loved in my archive, but seeing how long I’ve used this app I’ve collected quite a few. So my one problem I seem to be having is when I’m searching for a new book I can never remember what books I’ve read or not and if I’ve put them in my library. Some books I found that I want to read and I put them in my library and then find that I already have read it. Sometimes I’m okay with rereading a book, but I can’t remember if I liked it or not. If I didn’t like it I don’t really want to read it. So I was wondering if it was possible to be able to tell us somehow that we already have it archived or a warning to pop up when we add to library to ask if we want to add it to library when it’s already in the archive. Or how when you click on the plus sign if it’s in your library it has a check mark maybe add one for archive. Those are only a few ideas but you guys are the app developers so I’ll leave it in your hands. Thank you!
Infinity.4 - Where did the good times go Wattpad?
I as many others love wattpad, but I don’t think it’s working out as much as when it did way back. I understand, longer time, more users and the app wants to catch up with today. Yes there has been a high demand for things lately and there has always been ads in this app. Though is it really necessary to add so many things in these updates? Like come on. I understand the app needs money but are you serious in taking our enjoyment away with extreme ad revenue and having premium? Like what in the world wattpad, I love you but your making this relationship feel one sided. No more offline reading, focusing more in the paid stories then recommending me books I want to read. Your being pretty selfish and I might be a tiny bit too, but you were so much more amazing back then than you are now. All I ask is for you to come back and if it’s going to take going back to the times when it messed with iOS sound then so be it. It pains me to say this but if this continues we just might have to go our separate ways and I promise you, many others are saying the same. I hope you listen (read this) carefully and take this and the other bellow perfect reviews seriously or else you might just dissolve with the good memories I and many others had with you.
T-Rexxxxx - Wattpad was great, but no longer great
I have been using Wattpad for the last 5-6 years and I loved Wattpad, it was an awesome platform. That is in past tence and there’s a reason for that. As time goes, Wattpad keeps making it much more and more unfriendly for free users to make them pay for their (in my opinion) overpriced plan. I mean I’m happy to watch the ads if it would support the app to do better content and update. But dear Wattpad, what do you mean when you update new versions every week during the past 5 months, and all those give me are one same line: “What’s new: lights out. Dark mode for Wattpad is finally here.” Like seriously every week, the same exactly line in every update. You all may ask “well then what is new in their updates?”, to be honest, nothing, except they make it harder to skip the ads, add popups advertising their plans after every ads, etc. I’m aware that Wattpad may have to pay writers, but all writers I have read from are writing what they love FOR FREE. Let’s be real, there are so many new reading platforms out there, from apps to websites, that’s just better than where Wattpad is at the moment, not to mention a lot of them are completely free for users. You were the best of your game before, but not anymore. Thanks anyone that have gotten this far on my long opinion.
Jordigirl!! (: - It’s gone downhill.... big time
I’ve had wattpad for almost 8 years now and it has gone so far downhill.... firstly, let me start by saying Wattpad doing this premium thing is ridiculous to me. I completely understand wanting to make some more money off the app by offering up options, but the way you went about it is wrong. $6 a month for ad free reading and the ability to change your wattpad theme??? Really??? You’re just trying to rip people off. And secondly, showing ads after every other chapter is ridiculous. When I’m reading a short story with short paragraphs I’m being forced to watch an ad after about 2 minutes of actual reading, or I force close the app and reopen it just to have to watch an ad right after that chapter. It’s annoying and honestly the app isn’t worth the trouble you’re putting people through. I’d seriously re-evaluate the direction you’re headed in because it’s not looking too hot. Coming from somebody who has had it for 7.5 years, the app really hasn’t had any SERIOUS IMPROVEMENTS from the time I got it, which isn’t good. Updates have always been dumb or irrelevant, changing things that don’t need changing. But I’m mostly giving 3 stars because of the constant advertisements
Blue_Riptide44 - Just A Thought
I love Wattpad, and this is just an idea for a feature I think could be added to make it even better than it is. By adding books to your library, you save them to be read at a later time, but sometimes you might forget to add a book to your library. I was reading a book recently and closed the Wattpad app to go to sleep, but because I was tired I forgot to add the book to my library. When I opened the app again in the morning, I was shown the homepage, and though I searched for the title of the book, there were many books by the same name, and I was unable to find the book again, even after searching for it the whole day, trying various keywords and tags but to no avail. I think it would be great if there was a sort of history that a user could access to retrieve books they have read in the past. Wattpad currently has a search history feature, and activity history limited to votes and comments and updates, but there is no history log for simply opening and reading a book. Again, just a thought, but I believe many Wattpad users would greatly benefit from the addition of a reading history feature.
virgo8blue - Rattle snakes
There has been many writers who have been complaining about plagiarism. The fact that the ones who stole the ideas of others books gets to walk away free, while the original Author gets blame is absolutely incredulously stupid (yup I said that). I can’t enjoy a book that I like soo much without being told that they are people who would stooped soo far down to take credit for people’s hard work and dedication, and it’s sad because that’s where and why the app starts to lose many of it great users who follows the rules and not be stupid. Those hard working authors are the only reason why Wattpad has a 4.6 ratings, keep letting them feel discouraging and the app will have no one reading or creating. I advise that WATTPAD starts updating itself and find those who steals others people hard work and banned them from Using the app and also the bullying and the need for others to think just because someone is successful it’s okay to start bringing them down with hurtful comments. Last time I checked those are the ones who ends up nowhere in life and get trampled and stomped on because they thought it was okay to make others feel like they are worthless.🙁
unK0mn - I love Wattpad but....
I absolutely love Wattpad and have read a lot of books in the year and a half I’ve been on there. My only issue is when I try to change my display name it asks for the password I’ve forgotten. But everything is fine right? I can just ask for an email to be sent to me so I can change my password...right? Wrong. No matter how many times I request for an email to be sent to me it is never sent. I send in a complaint about this a couple times to Wattpad help and nothing was done about it. Then, a couple weeks later, my storage is full and I have to delete a couple things, including Wattpad(I had forgotten about the incident with my password). When I clear out enough things to download Wattpad again I can’t sign back into my account as I was never able to recover nor change my password. So I have to make another account. Then I get locked out of my account. No worries though as I had saved my password. My password isn’t accepted. I request for an email to be sent to me so I can change my password. No email was sent. Again. I tried multiple times just like last time and no email was sent. I am now on my third account
Akjkdvfd - Losing Faith
Wattpad has been almost like a home to me since I discovered it in 2014. I started writing and sharing my work with others for the first time. I made so many friends I never would have met otherwise. I’ve grown with this app, as an author and a person. This app used to function so smoothly. I never had any problems, at least until the updates started happening more regularly. It’s one thing to fix bugs and issues users are having, but to completely change the app every month or so doesn’t seem to do much good. I have lost entire chapters of my stories because of problems syncing. This has happened countless times after various updates. And you know, maybe it’s my fault for trusting an app made specifically for writing and accessing your stories from any device but whatever. I’m not even going to mention the amount of annoyance the layout changes create because I know so many other people feel the same. Please, Wattpad. I am SO. CLOSE. to leaving this disaster of a site for something better, because there ARE better places to write than this. I only stuck with Wattpad for so long because it was simple, convenient, and reliable. Now? I wouldn’t use any of these words to describe it.
Rarebird 🕊🕊 - New update
I love wattpad, and always have. I just think that the old logo was iconic, and should have been changed. This is why I’m not getting the new update, but I’m still keeping the app. Besides, I don’t think I could go without the app for the time it takes for it to update! I love how wattpad has always been a safe place where everyone can share their thoughts and be heard without actually having to confront anyone. Additionally, while cyber bullying is present in every social media site, all the instances I have come across have quickly been put down by the victims friends, irl or online. It’s always a positive experience where you can explore anything!
Edit: the reason I put 4/5 not 5/5 is because I think the old logo was iconic and shouldn’t have been changed, and the addition of coins. Coins support the writers, but also doesn’t, since then less people will read the story because you have to pay. It’s generally only for certain stories, mainly by wattpad ambassadors, who likely make a living off of this, and I support that, but as a broke student I just want to read good stories for free
Delaney Vanhoof - Wattpad....
Alrighty, I've had this app for over a year now, my friends too. Me and a girlfriend of mine use it to write and get our stories out there, and it's fun and all, but there are some problems that have kept me from giving it five stars.
First off, it's complicated. Like, not the actual using it part, but getting in and staying in. The amount of times I've bee kicked out of my account is too many to remember. And when I try to get back in, it says my password is wrong when it isn't, and even after I've pressed forgot my password and set a new one. Along with that, I'd made a backup account so I could inform my readers if I got locked out, and Wattpad, no matter how many times I've tried, never sends me the email to verify my account. So that's just great.
Recently though, which is why I've decided to write this, another problem has come up: it won't load. So, I was locked out of my account, got back in, but when I went to write and proof read my chapter, it wouldn't load. Like, was just stuck on the loading screen for as long as I let it.
This is the third time I've redownloaded this app, but the problem still hasn't been solved. I love Wattpad and the stories inside, but the problems just aren't it.
OnlyHonestyHere - Great but just a few things to keep in mind..
I’ve been on Wattpad for over 3 years, I’ve seen the app change throughout that time. I’ve seen many of my favorite authors grow and receive more attention, as they deserve. But then there’s these toxic, hating people who envy the attention they receive. So they find a way to get an author’s books deleted. They try to erase someone’s hard work and dedication. And it not only leaves the author at least somewhat devastated, but the fans as well. Wattpad has increasingly become full of these selfish haters and for that reason, our favorite authors are leaving and/or being forced out. Because of one to a few people, their work is being thrown into the trash as if it never mattered. It’s disgusting. So at this point all I can say, if you choose to read a book as your intentions suggest when downloading this app, do it quickly. Because you never know when it’ll be removed. I hate to admit it but the Wattpad community has grown increasingly toxic and you WILL be torn down. I’ve seen many authors upload their books many times after being taken down but it still gets targeted, leaving thousands to have something they enjoyed so much.. torn away. And you’d think once is enough.
Darth_Kitty123 - A Wonderful Platform for Writing AND Reading
Wattpad is a wonderful app that I find myself on every day. The app used to have a few bugs, such as mess up my progress bar on certain books that were in my library, but they have been fixed quite quickly. While reading, it has many reading preferences you can set. For example, you can change the font style and size. You can also change the background and text color. In addition, you can set if you want to scroll through a chapter or if you can't to swipe to simulate pages. You also have the option of it "auto-scrolling" where it scrolls for you at a constant rate to make it look those infamous Star Wars intros. You can adjust the speed of the rate at which it auto-scrolls, also. The app is also a great platform for an aspiring writer like me. I can publish my works for the anyone to see in a fairly professional manner using this app. It has the ability for thousands, or even millions, to read my books without me having to find an agent or publisher that will accept me. Overall, this is the best app I've ever used.
thenevman - Good app but I’m currently really mad at it
So I love whattpad. It’s a great app and I’d recommend it to anyone that is currently looking to get it.
However, I have a really annoying and serious issue.
I keep having to make multiple new accounts for no reason. Anytime I make a account I have to change my email to something that isn’t mine. So anytime I need a verification email or something on the app I won’t get it. As well as you have to make a new password for every new account. Usually I forget my passwords for things but just recently I’ve made to accounts and I had remembered the password for both accounts. However if I went to go and change the password or log back into my current account it won’t let me. I thought that it was really weird as to why it wouldn’t let me back in but then I realized something. They’re changing my account. They’re changing my account and both times they’ve changed it to having the exact same number of letters as the one before 7. And every password I’ve ever had was longer than 7 letters. Idk why they’re doing this but it really needs to stop
GimenaTheGemini - Changed way too much
The whole app has changed completely and I absolutely hate it. I’ve been on this app since I had a phone and it’s been about 5 years since then. I could read many offline stories and they were free and we didn’t see any ads. And then, Wattpad changed its logo. And then added coins and paid stories. And then added premium to remove the ads that come on every other chapter of free books. And then we also had to be premium to even get an unlimited amount of offline books. It’s so stupid. Like this app was not meant to be paid at all. The idea was to red books of ASPIRING authors not New York bestsellers, and then we could vote for the top books and actual publishers could discover and they’d get off of wattpad and get published. But then wattpad got really popular so they then started adding so many things to pay for. The main demographic are young people. We’re broke. That’s why we started on the app we wanted to read but can’t buy books. They got corrupt and decided to screw us over just to make any remotely successful author on wattpad happy. I’ve given up on reading meaningful stories and my past favorites I can’t reread because I have to pay for them now. I’ve decided to stop reading and get other hobbies or find a better app.
Ms.bubblegumkitty - Great app!!
I have been on this app for about 4-5 years. I first started to read on this app with I was 9-10 I’m now 13 and I still use it. I love this app al lot but the last update you added a new thing that you have an offline list I get it but I have over 1,000 or so story on my reading list. That I visit, I am in a lot of fandoms and I get into story so much I set my reading list OVER 1,000 like I said! But I wish that there would be an easier way to organize your books that you read. I know about the reading list but that takes a lot of work. I want to organize my reading list but it has gone VERY out of hand.. Other than that I overall happy with this app. I use to hate writing and reading a I had a BAD/LOW reading level.(which means I can only read on a certain grade level for an example 5th grade level) But after read for a WHOLE summer and a half my reading and my writing has got a lot better. Like I’m one of the highest level in my grade (8th grade, I read at a 11th grade now used to read at a 2th grade level in 5th... now that I say that that is bad...) Anyway I wanted to thank you for helping me with my reading a writing it means so much to me!!!
Emily0033 - Feedback
I’ve been using this app for six years and I love it with all my heart. I can read whenever I want and basically wherever. And I love the fact that it’s everyday people who write these amazing stories. And I would love to help them out in any way I can, but unfortunately I don’t have the money to buy premium or just recently buy chapters. I understand the meaning behind it and I think it’s a great way to help these writes. But me and many other people who are my age that are too young, don’t have jobs, or don’t have the means to buy this stuff it’s, for a lack of better words annoying. I just recently started a book, and after the twelfth chapter I wasn’t able to read the rest without paying. I was very frustrated it was an amazing book, but I wasn’t aware the this was one of the new pay for books. I would have liked to be informed ahead of time, like a little warning saying “hey this book you can read so many chapters, but then you will have to pay for the rest”. But besides that like I said I love this app so much, even with this little complaint I give five stars.
Missp3lled - The past year
I greatly appreciate having an opportunity where writers can write and gain profit, and Wattpad is an amazing way to do it. Over the past year I have seen serval changes that I do not agree with, the first is with the subscription to their service, I was fine with it at first, an adless experience where users could change the boring orange layout for only $6, it was fine for me, but it eventually turned inti something way different. A couple months later they come out with ‘paid stories’ a way for authors to make money on Wattpad. Wait. Hold up, I thought authors did get payed, that’s what they had been telling me every time a video ad appeared on screen, which I was completely fine with, it was at least giving back to the authors. However these paid stories were a lot more pricey, I wasn’t worried though, I assumed my membership would allow me access to the titles I wanted. Nope, I have to pay like everyone else. It would be different if these books were published and I wasn’t already paying for a service, but they aren’t published and I still pay $72 a year for a different coloured background.
I have been with Wattpad since the beginning, but gone is the community where it was about sharing our works with one another, it is now just a money hungry company who cant decide on a logo.
fghhhghuh - Need to go back to how it was before
I’ve had this app for over six years. For the first four or five years it was great. There was an unlimited amount of books to read and great authors. It was also a great place to get feedback on your own writing. However ever since they started updating the app to make more money it isn’t as good. At first, the ads between chapters weren’t that bad because there weren’t that many and it was worth it to read the good books. Then they added paid stories which I don’t disagree with because the authors are making money for their hard work. But the premium is horrible. You need to pay a monthly or yearly subscription to have all your books in your library offline. Without premium, you’d be able to read books in your library anywhere, regardless if you downloaded them or not. But now if your not premium, you can only download a couple for offline reading. And the ads are now very often, like every three or four chapters. A lot of authors have left this app and moved onto a different app. I’m not saying this is a bad app. I love this app. It’s just become more about getting money rather than allowing authors and readers to write and read for free.
the.really.unknown - Updates!
I love the update stories you tell instead of stating fasting you make it more than that you tell a story just like the purpose of your app. I also enjoy the freeness of reading so many stories. One minor flaw is the fact people don’t update their story every day but you can’t do anything about that which is fine it adds anticipation and need an great for people really wanting to know if they can leave a story hanging. But I wish that people wouldn’t leave stories unfinished such as one story I was reading a long time ago has not updated at all because now they want people to pay for their story which I can’t do because of things which is sad that I will never know the end to a story and the cliffhanger just kills but i know you need to make money somehow and I get that but the author kinda just let us hang out there and still is, they haven’t updated their page haven’t message anyone back as to what they are doing but people suspect that the author chose to have their story put on paid viewers only meaning a free view such as me can’t see the end at all but other than that I’m really happy with reading so far. Thank you!
this is kind of upsettung1234 - Really?
Now don’t get me wrong I used to be totally in love with this app but recently this app has made a lot of changes that I find really quit annoying. First they started putting ads every ten minutes, which I understand but it’s still really inconvenient in my opinion. Then they added books you have to pay to read.
The whole point of this app is so you can read free stories from undiscovered authors. If I wanted to buy a book I would just get an actual book from the books app in my phone or buy one at Barnes and nobles.
Now, you can only have two books for off line reading. This is ridiculous, the best part of this app was that you could read any book in your library at anytime anywhere. Now you can only read two books anytime which isn’t that many of your going to be offline for a long time. Like when your vacationing, or in the car with no service or on a long airplane ride.
Now I get that their trying to get people to buy their premium package but come on, this is ridiculous. I can’t believe it’s gotten this inconvenient for users.
Eheeath - Fix the glitches?
Okaaay... so I’ve been on Wattpad since 2014. I remember coming home after school and reading for hours until I fell asleep. I loved the app so much before all the glitches started happening. I get notifications from people replying to my comments but it won’t let me open them. It takes forever and 7 years to even load the story up. Also I like to write. I have a few books that I’m working on but I can’t view them as a reader, It will also take forever to load. It’s not the WiFi that I’m on because I’ve tried using my data for it too and it does the same thing.
Don’t get me wrong I still love the app but some things should really be fixed to make it less frustrating for the readers & writers. Like the constant ads, the pages never loading up & the app crashing.
I love wattpad because I love to read but sometimes I wish that y’all never would have updated it like this. I know it will never go back to the old wattpad but it should be more enjoyable for the users of the app and from all the reviews I’ve read so far, no ones happy with the constant ads and the glitches the app has.
CtrlAltDelete1317 - I'm here to read, not download other apps
So I've been a WattPad member for a few years. I go through phases where I use the app constantly for weeks and then don't touch it for a month or so. This time though, I think I may just wind up deleting it and unless something gets fixed. I understand that it's a free app and ads are a thing that go along with free apps, but this is seriously ridiculous. I'm sick of ads popping up every two minutes when I'm scrolling through a story, and I absolutely HATE being redirected to the AppStore without my permission and against my will. Just earlier I clicked on a story to read and was instead sent to the AppStore, and when I closed it and tried to go back to WattPad I was AGAIN sent to the AppStore. I tried two more times to just close the store and go back to reading, but wound up having to completely close WattPad and restart it.
On top of the ad issues, the app has become super laggy and buggy (probably from all the ads). It freezes mid scroll constantly and even crashes on a fairly regular basis.
I first noticed these issues when the "premium" version came out. Ha. Get over yourself. There are so many writing websites out there, most with better administrators and definitely with better communities. WattPad isn't a commodity, and it's definitely not worth it.
Blu_Shadows - Im really upset at this point
I used to love wattpad the keyword there is ‘used’ but since you guys became so money hungry this app just isn’t worth it anymore I go on trips all the time that kill my cellular data and I read the stories offline BUT NO I have to pay now to read my stories offline. Sure I i was a little angry with how many ads there are but I could live with that but taking away the fact we’re I can read offline just goes to show you guys don’t care about the people who can’t afford to pay your membership (which by the way is completely overpriced) because all you guys care about anymore is money. Unfortunately for you that means I’m getting all the people I know who use wattpad and I want to start a movement for all of us to delete the app and then see how well you guys profit from it. I get that this is a place for writers to express themselves but you guys take it way to far this isn’t a all exclusive app and you guys can’t seem to realize that there are more of us who can’t/won’t pay for your stupid overpriced memberships and it’s gonna hurt when we all decide to turn to something else for our source of books. I sincerely hope you guys learn to take criticism and fix this huge mess you’ve made before you loose everything. Sincerely, A very angry reader
Jackideer - Overdoing the ads
Like seriously to read a new chapter I had to watch a one minute long video. Also I have to waste my time exiting all of these ads. I miss the old wattpad when there isn't that many ads. This will probably be the reason why I drop wattpad for the second time. I recently just got back into it but the ads ruin everything for me. Please get rid of the ads or just have less ads.
So no surprise from my old review up there but I did drop wattpad (I’m shocked that I predicted my departure from wattpad). Came back after 5 years and saw that you have to pay to read chapters now. I get that you guys got to support the creators but they’re not best selling authors. The people on wattpad published books because they love writing and wanted to share their ideas (at least that’s the wattpad I know of). They wanted to interact with people all over the world and share each other stories. Since when did wattpad change to writing for money and book deals? (Most user now are using the same old generic plot trying to make money off of it which is so shameful). Why is the subscription so expensive?? And the ads seem to have gotten worse. I rather pay a subscription to tapas comics because the prices are about the same but not only that I get comics and novels too. Content made by users are free too.
anonymouspersoncuzynot - Terrible Update and I Miss the Old Wattpad
Ever since Wattpad came out with the premium and ads update, the app has pretty much become trash. Every two chapters or so you read there’s always an annoying ad to “support the writers” but it’s all bs. And Wattpad always reminds you of an ad incoming and you HAVE to watch it in order to keep reading. The ads are the really annoying ones that every cheap and lame apps have which really deteriorates the reputation Wattpad had. When you're about to get an ad, a notification pops up right on top of your screen. This can get really annoying especially if you read by paging because the pop up will literally block out the first couple lines. It can get very annoying because you can’t swipe up on the notification and ignore it. You have to wait until it disappears. None of the updates with Wattpad has left me satisfied but luckily the writers keep me invested in this app. You would expect that the updates of Wattpad would be better especially since all of the people that were very invested in this app were very young girls and are probably young adults by now.
tl:dr Updates are always trash and the new addition of ads are very annoying but the writers’ works and fanfics is what keeps me invested in this app.
Delephene - The Downfall
The first 4 years on this app were amazing, simple, and something I enjoyed coming back to every day. My 5th year with this app has been a completely different story. Since the addition of Wattpad Premium things have been going downhill quickly. I feel like every week I’m seeing a new update for something stupid, unnecessary, or otherwise useless. I absolutely loved this app when I first found it but more and more often I find myself wanting to steer clearer and clearer away from it. I’m constantly being recommended paid stories that I have no interest in paying for. Last week, my library was changed so it was only 2 books in the grid as opposed to 3, this week it’s back to 3 but now with an offline book section that I have no choice in having. I find this little cloud unnecessary to put next to the progress bar, it looks crowded there and I would much rather know how far I am in the book than that I can download a book to read offline when I already do that without needing to download them. I’m sorry Wattpad but you’re no longer my go to app, in fact I don’t now how much longer I’ll be returning at this rate. I hope this direction proves worthwhile for you because I see it as the end of an amazing era.
Jilli'smom - Premise is great but .....
I just found Wattpad but it’s apparently been around for quite a while and has had some changes. Because it’s free, I don’t mind the ads. However, what I do mind is that EVERY book has multiple author note pages apologizing for why they haven’t updated their book lately. I only want to read completed books so I don’t have to deal with that but their filter for completed does not work. A good bit of the stories seem to be written by teenagers. While some have really good plots or at in general really good, they just stop updating them for whatever reason and you don’t even get to finish the story. One like this that was listed as “completed” quit before it even got to the excerpt in the description and hadn’t been updated since 2014. Then there are “completed” stories that are being “edited.” They are missing whole random chapters. And then to see if a new update has been added you have to basically reopen every book to check the last date updated. You are not notified in any way and it does not show on the front screen. Like I said, the premise of the app is good, especially for people like me who are running out of things to read but there are so many improvements that could be made.
Chenna113 - The Glitches Are So Bad
The most frustrating and time consuming update ever. If I want to look at one book I better remember the name otherwise if I try to click on it the whole app freezes and I need to exit and login. If I want to swipe up to the next chapter, app freezes. If I want to look at the story info on a book, app freezes. If I want to exit a book, app freezes. The freezing happens at every gesture I make. Sometimes and I can’t distinguish why it happens most times not all the time, the app will hesitate then let me continue what I hoping to do.
At first I was frustrated but ultimately continued what I was doing previously on the app before it froze. I waited up to 5 minutes, while trying to read one book, because the app froze while I was trying to change to the next chapter. I did that several times in that book because I wanted to see if anything would change. After that, every book suddenly became that frustrating then everything in the app became frustrating.
It might be because I have the new iPhone and I noticed that the app and the ads haven’t been fitting correctly to the new dimensions. If that’s the case, I’ll try my hardest to be patient because there are still a lot of books I’m anxious to read but I cannot handle it freezing anymore. Please fix!
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@dariankgf lol i read and write a lotta stories on wattpad but I’ll check out spirit
SSluvsKaramel, Also #Lauriver #Sanvers #Snowbarry
One like, one thing I like and dislike when it comes to the kind of stuff I tend to write or am looking for in new stories and fanfics to read. #fanfiction #fanfic #archiveofourown #ao3 #wattpad #writingcommmunity #writing
First time opening my old wattpad account in months to find out that ppl still read the cringey shit I write. Some are even excited and waiting for updates on my on-going stories.
hey hey you yes you if you use wattpad read this and give anything what you think and hope you like it but unfortunately Indonesian only please understand my english is too bad to write stories
#wattpad #story #fun?
Is harassment the only thing you can show? Have you ran out of ideas! If thats so then go and read the stories on wattpad cuz fans write much better stories and plots than you could in your whole life #FocusOnPreeran @ektarkapoor @MuktaDhond
Will their connection conquer all or HER?
FUN FACT: I was inspired to write this story after watching a Lil Kim documentary 3 years ago. 🤷🏽♀️ (This story is my most read on wattpad with 14 votes & 357 views & ranked 900th in Affair stories. Thank you)
Rose (Sol) Tuberosum
For some people, Wattpad is the only safe space they could be themselves. To write, read and enjoy stories without fear of judgement or prosecution. And I will be damned if I give up and just leave without putting up a fight. Not this potato 🥔 4/4
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Cam says happy holidays!
@twobitmedia1 Hello, I write stories on wattpad for fun, go read my book that I'm working on the next chapter called The Gifted-Kid Burnout. It's only got one chapter but you should go read it, if you want to of course. Check out my friends @cl0ver_16 and @r0se_th0rns they stream mc + more!
It's really the swiftness with which people read my stories that shock me the most. I'm like ya'll it took me three months to write that and you just devoured it in a day. That's why the Indigo series has four books. #AmWriting #Wattpad
cait⁷ is back! ia 🍓🧸
@cafeegyu read aus, create aus or write wattpad stories while listening to music