Verifying your email or account

When you first join Wattpad, we ask that you to verify the email address that is linked to your account. It’s a quick and easy process, and there are benefits to doing it!

Why should you verify your email?

  • To follow other users
  • To send private messages
  • To post on other users’ profiles
  • To publish a story
  • To vote (web only)
  • To edit your profile description (web only)
  • For your profile description to appear
  • Receive email notifications from us

 

How to Verify:

You are sent a verification/activation email when you sign up.

  1. Look in your inbox for an email titled, ‘Activate your Wattpad Account’. 
  2. Open the email and click on Activate Account

 Take a look at your junk/spam folders if you can't find the email.

  If you still can’t find the email, you can follow the below steps to resend the verification email.

 

Select a platform for more details.

On iOS & Android

1. Go to your profile

2. Select Conversations (the middle tab)

3. Select Post a message and type in a message

4. Select Post in the upper right corner

5. Tap Resend Email

On Web

  1. Log into your account on a regular computer
  2. Following the steps on the banner at the top of the screen.

  3. OR, going to Settings, and then, beside your email address, click on orange link that says Send Activation Code and follow the steps
    A screenshot from the profile settings page, with an orange arrow pointing at the 'Send Activation' button. The button is located underneath the account email.

If this still doesn't help you with this issue, please submit a ticket through support by clicking here and we will be happy to assist you.

Make sure to write to us from the email that your account is linked to.

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