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Not seeing pencil icon or "Write" option

If you're accessing Wattpad's website ( through a browser and are not seeing a pencil icon or "Write" option, this is likely due to one of the reasons below:

Mobile web

You're using mobile web. At this time, we haven't optimized the writing experience for mobile web, so there's currently no easy way to create or publish new stories when using it.

You can still access your works on mobile web by going directly to the URL: 

If you're using a phone, we highly recommend downloading the Wattpad app. From there, you should be able to create or publish new stories more easily. 

Screen is zoomed in

Your browser's screen is zoomed in. To fix this, try reverting it back to 100% or smaller.

Screen is too small

Depending on the size of your screen, the experience of accessing Wattpad's website ( will be similar to the one on mobile web — that means that you also won't see a pencil icon or "Write" option on the homepage. This usually happens with screens smaller than 12 inches. 

If none of these cases apply to your situation, please submit a Support request to us. You can submit a request by clicking ‘Fix a problem / Contact us’ to the right of or below this article.

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