Adding 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

Please note that images must be under 10MB and GIFs must be under 3MB.

You can choose a picture from your computer or phone 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 following the steps in our article Remove Media. Please make sure all of your images abide by our Content Guidelines

Add header media

On iOS

  1. Tap on The pencil icon in the bottom menu bar
  2. Navigate to your story and the story part 

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on The picture icon

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 

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on The video icon to add a YouTube video

OR

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

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons in the header on iOS

On Android

  1. Tap on The pencil icon in the bottom menu bar
  2. Navigate to your story and the story part 

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on Tap to add media

OR

  1. If there is already a video present, tap The three dots icon
  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 The three dots icon
  2. Tap on Add YouTube video
  3. Enter the video name or search term(s) in the search bar
  4. Select the video and press Add

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons in the header on Android

On Web

  1. Click Write in the navigation bar
  2. Navigate to your story and the story part

Adding a photo:

  1. Click The picture icon above the text

OR

  1. If there is already a video, click on The Settings icon and select Add Photo
  2. Upload the image 
  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 Settings icon and select Add YouTube video
  2. Paste in the URL of the Youtube video 
  3. Click Add

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons in the header on web


Add inline media

On iOS:

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the spot you want to add media to
  2. Tap on The picture icon in the toolbar
  3. Select either Take Photo or Choose existing 

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on the spot you want to add media to
  2. Tap on The video icon in the toolbar
  3. Enter the video name in the search bar
  4. Select the video and tap Add

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons inline on iOS

On Android

Adding a photo:

  1. Tap on the spot you want to add media to
  2. Tap on The picture icon in the toolbar
  3. Select a photo from your gallery 

 

Adding a video:

  1. Tap on the spot you want to add media to
  2. Tap on The video icon in the toolbar
  3. Enter the video name or search term(s) in the search bar
  4. Select the video and tap Add

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons inline on Android

On Web

Adding a photo:

  1. Click on the spot in the text where you want to add media (this must be a new line)
  2. Click the The picture icon on the left
  3. Select a photo from your computer
  4.  

Adding a video:

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

Screenshot pointing to the add image/video icons inline on web


Troubleshooting

 

Please note that images must be under 10MB and GIFs must be under 3MBs. You can also only upload .jpegs, .pngs, and .gifs, and Wattpad will need permission to access your photos before you can upload. These permissions can be checked within your device settings. 

If you're having trouble and your images are within these file sizes, please read our articles on troubleshooting on web and troubleshooting on the apps

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