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Update stands before me with a party hat on and his arms behind his back. The panic sets in; what have I forgotten? It’s not his birthday and it certainly isn’t mine. Our anniversary just passed and as far as I know, bedazzled hats aren’t on the trend lists. As sweat beads start to form along my brow, Update finally shows mercy, “Happy 10th anniversary of the Wattys, Notesy baby!”
I breathe a noticeable sigh of relief and excitement. “Has it really been a decade of the world’s largest writing contest?”
“You know this Update only gets dolled up for the real deal,” he says pointing to himself. “And get this, Wattpad has made this Wattys the most exciting year yet with a new submission method, revamped categories, and life-changing prizes.”.“Well, the Wattys are for those writers who really want to work on their craft and pursue writing careers,” I say as I adjust Update’s tie, “it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate what it takes to tell great stories”.
“You got that right. Now, since it is officially Wattys season, we have to find you the perfect outfit . . . to go with this,” Update brings his arms around and presents a red velvet box. He opens it slowly to reveal a glittering gold party hat. As my hand reaches down to caress the shimmering accessory, Update playfully closes the box, making us burst out in laughter. As we laugh I can’t help thinking what a perfect story moment this is.
Ratings and Reviews
I Need help with a bug! (Not bad review on app, just a bug issue)
So I’m writing this here because I’m having a major bug issue. (Don’t let this review keep you from getting the app. It’s totally a good place to read stories from community authors!) but starting about five days ago, I have been unable to open the app. It would show it’s loading, then kick me off completely. I thought it might of been my connection, so I tried again later, same issue. Next day, same issue. This went on all week until I finally deleted it yesterday. This morning, I attempted to redownload it (thinking all it needed was a little reboot. Btw I did already restart my phone) and the app won’t even show up on my phone. I go to the App Store and click “open” and, surprise surprise, it shows its loading, then kicks me off the now invisible app. I literally can not find it anywhere on my phone after downloading it. It’s just gone. I can see notifications from my library though, but I can’t click on the icon to see what books were updated. And since I can’t exactly open the app, I can’t see a complaint. So hopefully one of the developers can see my issue on here and fix it. I hope no one else is having this issue as well because this is a really good community app for aspiring authors and crazy readers.
I’ve been using wattpad for about 3 years, and in my opinion, the app hasn’t changed dramatically over time as others have said. The most significant update would be the use of coins to read certain parts of books to support authors, but not many authors use it. Most writers know that implementing these coins in their works would cause their number of reads to decline, hence why it’s not as common as other reviews made it sound. There’s still an infinite collection of books to browse, read, and enjoy without coins. However, if you’re a reader who’s interested in the coin system, there are some amazing stories where they can be used as well. While I personally think the coin system isn’t for me, a 15 year old who enjoys free books purely for entertainment, I don’t mind its presence as it supports hard-working writers, as long as it doesn’t take over the app and its image of a free app, which thankfully hasn’t happened and hopefully never will. Keep up the good work!
Update: Please bring back the “Activity” tab on users’ profiles. I liked being able to see where I left off on books through there since sometimes I lose my place and it’s also where I discover books from other users’ profiles via their reading activity so I was very disappointed to see it disappear. Please bring it back. Other than that, I still obsess over this app and I would recommend it to any reader or writer.
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.
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