Create a Story

Wattpad allows you to create stories on the go! Here are some simple steps to start a story and then save it, regardless of if you are online or offline.

Click on a platform to find out more.

On iOS

  1. Tap on the pencil icon on the bottom menu bar
  2. Select Create New Story
  3. Fill in any part of the story info (add a cover, story title, description) or press Skip

You will be brought to the editing page. Here you can title the story part and start writing.

You can add photos or videos; be sure to read our guide: Add Media

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title, you have the following options:

  • Publish the part
    • press Publish
    • Fill out at least a title and choose a category
    • Press Publish
  • Save the part as a draft
    • tap on Part 1
    • select Save as Draft
    • press the back arrow to back out of the story part
  • Preview the part
    • tap on Part 1
    • select Preview
    • press the back arrow to back out of preview

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

On Android

  1. Tap on the pencil icon on the bottom menu bar
  2. Select Create New Story
  3. Fill in any part of the story info (add a cover, story title, description) or press Skip

You will be brought to the editing page. Here you can title the story part and start writing.

You can add photos or videos; be sure to read our guide: Add Media

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title, you have the following options:

  • Publish the part
    • press Publish
    • Fill out at least a title and choose a category
    • Press Publish
  • Save the part
    • Tap on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner
    • Select Save
  • Preview the part
    • Tap on the three dots in the upper right-hand corner
    • Select Preview
    • Tap the back arrow when you’re done previewing

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

On Windows Phone

  1. Tap the three lines in the upper left-hand corner
  2. Select Create
  3. Tap the paper icon (Create) on the bottom menu bar
  4. Enter a title and select a category (all other details are optional)
  5. Then tap on + Add a Part
  6. Select Save

Now you can title your story part and start writing. You can also add photos or videos; check out our guide on adding media: [link here]

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title, you have the following options:

  • Save the part
    • Tap on the disk icon (Save) on the bottom menu bar
  • Preview the part
    • Tap on the eye icon (Preview)
    • Tap the back arrow (on your phone) when you’re done previewing
  • Publish the part
    • Tap on the rectangle icon (Publish) on the bottom menu bar
    • Type in a description and some tags (optional)
    • Tap on rectangle icon (Publish) on the bottom menu bar again

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

On Web

  1. Click on Create on the top menu bar
  2. Click on + New Story
  3. Enter a title and select a category (all other details are optional)
  4. Click on Save in the upper right-hand corner
  5. When the page refreshes, click on Untitled Part 1 (under Table of Contents)

Now you can title your story part and start writing. You can also add photos or videos; check out our guide on adding media: [link here]

Once you’ve finished writing and given your part a title (optional), you have the following options:

  • Save and preview the part
    • Click on Save & Preview
  • Publish the part
    • Click on Publish
    • Add a cover (optional) and then click Next
    • Type in a description (optional) then click Publish
    • Click on View and share your story and you’ll be able to view your new part as a reader would see it

Please note: If you publish the part, it will appear on your profile.

You can go back and add or modify any part of your story at any time. Here are some links to help you out:

Add a part

Edit a story part

Publish/Post a story part

If you’re having trouble publishing your story part (or parts), it might be that you’re unverified. Please see our guide on verification for more details: Verify Email

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