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Verifying your email or account

Note: if you are not receiving verification emails, please follow the steps in Not getting verification or password emails.

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 post on other users’ profiles
  • To publish a story
  • To vote
  • To edit your profile description
  • For your profile description to appear
  • To 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 right 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

If this still doesn't help you with this issue, please submit a Support request to us. You can submit a request by clicking ‘Fix a problem / Contact us’ to the right of or below this article.

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

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