Notification settings: the various types and how to change them

There are several ways to adjust your notifications. Take a look at the options below for how to turn Push notifications and Email notifications on or off.

There are three types of notifications on Wattpad:

  • Email notifications
    • Comments, Private Messages, Story Updates, Mentions, New Followers
  • Push notifications (Alerts that appear outside the App)
    • Comments, Announcements, Private Messages, Story Updates, Mentions, New Followers
  • Events on your Notifications Feed (in-app)
    • Comments, Announcements, Private Messages, Story Updates, Mentions, New Followers

Email notifications can only be modified on the web.

Comment reply notifications will only appear for the writer. Readers will not receive a notification if another reader replies to the same thread.

Events on the Notifications Feed cannot be changed, dismissed or deleted. However, this is something we are working on improving in the future! 

If you are receiving delayed notifications or are not receiving any notifications, please have a look at our troubleshooting guide: Receiving Delayed or no Notifications

If you would like to adjust your notification settings, please refer to the steps below:

On iOS (push notifications)

There are two ways to control your push notifications: in the Wattpad app and in your iOS device settings.

In the Wattpad app:

  1. Tap on  profileicon.png
  2. Tap on Cog iconin the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Select Account Settings.
  4. Scroll to the bottom to see your notification settings.
  5. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

In your iOS device settings:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap on Notifications 
  3. Scroll down until you see Wattpad and click 
  4. Tap Allow Notifications
  5. Customize how you would like to receive push notifications. Please note, Wattpad push notifications will not make a sound, even if you have sound turned on in your iOS settings

On Android (push notifications)

There are two ways to control your push notifications: in the Wattpad app and in your Android device settings.

In the Wattpad app:

  1. Tap on  profileicon.png
  2. Tap on Cog iconin the upper right-hand corner.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. Select the notifications you'd like to receive.

In your Android device settings:

  1. Open Settings
  2. Tap Apps & Notifications
  3. Tap See all apps
  4. Scroll down and tap Wattpad
  5. Tap Notifications and turn on Show notifications
  6. Select which notifications you'd like to receive

On Web (email notifications)

  1. Click on your username on the top right corner of the navigation bar.
  2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the Notifications tab near the top of the page next to Account.
  4. Select the emails you would like to receive, then click Save.

 

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