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Changing background image

You can personalize your profile even more by adding a background image. Before changing your picture, please ensure the following:

  • Wattpad has access to your photos. This can be verified in your device settings.

Photo Permissions on iOS & Android


  1. Open your device's  Settings app, swipe down and choose Privacy.
  2. Next tap Photos.
  3. Now you’ll see a list of all the third-party apps with read/write access to Photos.
  4. Tap on Wattpad to change its permission to Read & Write.


  1. On your Android device, open the  Settings app.
  2. Tap Apps & notifications.
  3. Tap the app you want to update.
  4. Tap Permissions.
  5. Choose which permissions you want the app to have, like Camera or Phone.
  • The file you upload is a jpg. or gif file, up to 1MB.
  • It should be approximately 1920x600 pixels
  • The image selected is not any restricted material. You can find out more about restricted images in our Content Guidelines.

Select a platform for more details.

On iOS

  1. Go to your profile (tap on your profile picture in the top right)
  2. Tap on  Settings.
  3. Select Edit Profile.
  4. Tap Set Background Image.
  5. Select either Take Photo or Choose existing.
    • Take Photo: Take a photo, then tap Use Photo.
    • Choose existing: Select a photo, then tap Choose.

On Android

  1. Go to your profile (tap on your profile picture in the top right)
  2. Tap on  Settings.
  3. Select Account Settings.
  4. Tap on Background picture.
  5. Choose your photo by tapping on it.

On Web

Option 1:  

  1. Click on your username.
  2. Click on Edit Profile.
  3. Select Change Background Image.
  4. Select a photo.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Select Save changes at the bottom of the page.

Option 2:  

  1. Click your username in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under your Background Picture, click Change.
  4. Click Choose File.
  5. Select a photo.
  6. Click Open.
  7. Select Submit at the bottom of the page.

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