Love reading stories? Then you really don’t want to miss out on this week’s featured app.
Wattpad is a global multiplatform entertainment company that uses the power of community and technology to enable the creation and distribution of contents across a variety of formats. Its flagship app, Wattpad, is home to a community of more than 65 million people who spend over 20 billion minutes a month engaged in original stories.
Wattpad is more or less a social media platform for readers and writers. It is also basically a community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spiritual, humor, and teen fiction. It aims to create social communities around stories for both amateur and established writers.
Based in Toronto, Canada, it began in 2006 and the platform has been built in such a way that writers share their stories for free, and readers can vote for those stories and/or leave comments and feedback. Wattpad is available in over 50 languages, and close 77% of its content is written in English. A number of Wattpad users also translate stories to continue to build the platform.
With Wattpad, you can:
- get stories that will keep you hooked—whether it’s romance, science fiction, mystery, comedy, action adventure, fantasy, young adult fiction or fanfiction—everything is free on Wattpad,
- read and save your favorite stories and take them with you wherever you go even offline,
- write your own stories and publish them for free,
- connect directly with writers and other readers across the globe to discuss, and
- you can also share your reading library so that your friends can know what you are reading.
Wattpad encourages creativity as they seem to be very strict with their copyright regulations.
Wattpad is available on desktop, iOS, Android.