Private Messages

You have the ability to send a private message to another user and this message will only be visible to you and that user.

Messages appear in a private conversation in order of which they are sent. New messages are marked with an orange dot (on iOS) or are bolded (Android, Web).

You can also delete private messages, but once deleted, these messages cannot be restored.

Please note that in order to help with performance on Wattpad, there are only a certain number of conversations that store in your inbox, as well as a certain number of messages between users. Once you hit this threshold, the older messages will be automatically deleted. If the system has deleted messages, we do not store logs of these messages and so we unfortunately cannot retrieve them.

Select a platform for more information.

On iOS

To check your inbox:

  1. Tap the  Notifications tab
  2. Select Messages

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 To send a private message:

Option 1: From your Inbox

  1. Tap the  Notifications tab
  2. Select Messages
  3. Tap on + New Message
  4. Type in the username of the user you’d like to message and tap on the username in the list
  5. Type in your message
  6. Press Send

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Option 2: From another user’s profile

  1. Go to the profile of the user you want to message
  2. Tap the   More button  in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Select Send a message
  4. Type in your message
  5. Press Send

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To delete a private message:

 Option 1: In your inbox

  1. Swipe the message to the left
  2. Tap the  Trash icon
  3. Select Delete Conversation

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Option 2: In a private message

  1. Tap the  More button
  2. Select Delete Conversation

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On Android

To check your inbox:

  1. Tap the   Notifications tab on the bottom menu
  2. Select Messages

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To send a private message:

Option 1: From your Inbox

  1. Tap the  Notifications tab
  2. Select Messages
  3. Tap on Send a message
  4. Type in the username of the user you’d like to message and tap on the username in the list
  5. Type in your message
  6. Tap the  Send button

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Option 2: From another user’s profile

  1. Go to the profile of the user you want to message
  2. Tap the   More icon in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Select Send a message
  4. Type in your message
  5. Tap the  Send button

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To delete a message:

Option 1: In your inbox

  1. Long press on the message
  2. Select Delete Conversation
  3. Select Yes

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Option 2: In a message

  1. Tap the More icon in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Select Delete Conversation
  3. Tap Yes

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On Web

To check your inbox:

  1. Click on your username in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Select Inbox

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Option 1: Send a private message:

  1. Click on your username in the upper right-hand corner
  2. Click on Inbox
  3. Select + New Message
  4. Type in their username
  5. Type your message and click Send

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Option 2 : Send a private message:

  1. Go to the profile of the user you want to message
  2. Click on Message
  3. Type in the message you want to send
  4. Click on Send

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To delete a private message:

  1. Open your inbox
  2. Open a message
  3. Click on Delete Conversation on the right-hand side
  4. Click Ok

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To sort your messages:

  1. Open your inbox
  2. Click on the drop-down menu beside + New Message
  3. Select a sorting option

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