Add Media to your Story

Wattpad allows you to add pictures and videos to your stories to help bring them to life!

There are two places you can put media:

  • Header media: in the header of the story part (above the text)
    • 1 photo and 1 video limit
  • Inline media: in the text of the story part
    • 20 photos or videos limit

You can choose to select a picture from your computer or device or take one on the spot, and you can add Youtube videos. You can also remove the media you’ve added at any time by referring to this article: Remove Media

Add header media

On iOS

  1. Tap the pencil icon at the bottom of the screen to open your Works
  2. Select Edit another Story
  3. Tap on the story you want to add media to
  4. Press on the story part you want to add media to

 

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the picture icon on the left

OR

  1. If there is already a video, tap on the three dots on the right and select Add photo
  2. Select either Take Photo or Choose existing (to search for a photo on your phone)

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on the video box on the right to add a YouTube video

OR

  1. If there is already a photo, tap on the three dots on the right and select Add YouTube video
  2. Enter the video name or search term(s) in the search bar
  3. Tap on the video
  4. Press Add

On Android

  1. Tap the pencil icon at the bottom of the screen to open your Works
  2. Select Edit another Story
  3. Tap on the story you want to add media to
  4. Press on the story part you’ll be adding media to

 

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on Tap to add media

OR

  1. If there is already a video present, tap on the three dots in the right-hand corner of the video
  2. Select Add Photo
  3. Select a photo in your gallery

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on Tap to add media

OR

  1. If there is already a photo, tap on the three dots in the right-hand corner of the photo
  2. Tap on Add YouTube video
  3. Enter the video name or search term(s) in the search bar
  4. Select the video you want
  5. Press add

On Windows Phone

  1. Tap the three lines in the upper left-hand corner
  2. Select Create
  3. Tap the story you want to add media to
  4. Press on the story part you’ll be adding media to

 

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the picture box on the left to add a picture

OR

  1. If there is already a video, tap the gear in the right-hand corner of the video, then tap Add Photo
  2. Tap the photo you’d like to add

OR

  1. Tap the camera icon at the bottom of the screen to take a photo

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on the video box on the right to add a Youtube video

OR

  1. If there is already a photo, tap the gear in the right-hand corner of the video, then tap Add Video
  2. Enter the video name in the search bar
  3. Press the + button next to the video you’d like to add

On Web

  1. Select Create on the banner at the top of your screen
  2. Click on the title of the story you want to add media to
  3. Open the story part you’ll be adding media to

 

Adding a photo:

  1. Click the picture icon above the text

OR

  1. If there is already a video, click on the gear in the right-hand corner of the video and select Add Photo
  2. Paste in the URL of the image you want to add
  3. Click Add

 

Adding a video:

  1. Click on the video icon above the text

OR

  1. If there is already a photo, click on the gear in the right-hand corner of the video and select Add YouTube video
  2. Paste in the URL of the Youtube video you want to add
  3. Click Add

Add inline media

On iOS:

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the spot you want to add media to
  2. Press the picture icon on the left
  3. Select either Take Photo or Choose existing (to search your phone for a picture you already have)

 

Adding a video:

  1. Press the video icon on the right
  2. Tap on the video box on the right to add a Youtube video
  3. Enter the video name in the search bar
  4. Tap on the video
  5. Press add

On Android

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the spot in the text where you want to add media
  2. Tap the picture icon on the menu above the keyboard
  3. Select a photo from your gallery

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on the spot in the text where you want to add media
  2. Tap on the video icon on the menu above the keyboard
  3. Enter the video name or search term(s) in the search bar
  4. Select the video you want
  5. Press add

On Windows Phone

Unfortunately, adding inline media is not available on the Windows Phone.

On Web

Adding a photo:

  1. Click on the spot in the text where you want to add media
  2. Click the picture icon on the left to add a picture from your computer
  3. Select a photo from your computer

 

Adding a video:

  1. Click on the spot in the text where you want to add media
  2. Click on the video icon on the left to add a YouTube video
  3. Paste in the URL of the video
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