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Creating and verifying your account

Are you ready to join Wattpad? 

There are two ways to create a Wattpad account: 

  1. On a mobile device, download the app from the Google Play or Apple store, then click Sign Up
  2. On a computer or tablet, go to and click Start Reading or Start Writing

For detailed steps on how to create your account, see Creating an account. You can sign up for Wattpad using your Facebook account, Google account, or with your email address, but every account requires a valid email address. Please use an email address that you have access to. We recommend not using your school email address, as that will disappear and be inaccessible once you graduate. 

No matter which sign up route you take, you will be asked a few questions in order to set up your account. Don’t worry: whether you sign up as a writer or a reader, you will have the tools to both read and write on Wattpad. The genres you choose during sign up will determine the first set of recommendations we give you. After that, homepage recommendations will change based on your reading habits. As a result, if you start reading different types of stories and more often, the stories that are recommended to you will change.

You will need to provide your birthday, but this will not be visible to other users. To read more about what other users can see, check out our article on Account privacy.

Once your account is set up, we ask that you verify the email address that is linked to your account. Your email is how we communicate with you if you experience any issues and it is essential for resetting your password and changing your username. Verifying your email is a quick and easy process, and there are benefits to doing it! Once you verify your email, you will be able to:

  • Follow other users
  • Send private messages
  • Post on other users’ conversation boards
  • Publish a story
  • Vote on stories
  • Post & edit your profile description
  • Receive email notifications from us

You are sent a verification/activation email when you sign up. Once you open the email, click on Activate Account. If you can't find the email, take a look at your junk/spam folders. If you still can’t find the email, you can follow the steps in Verifying your email or account to resend the verification email. 

Once your email is verified, you’re ready to read, write, and connect with the Wattpad community. Be sure to review our Terms of Service: all Wattpadders are expected to follow our Code of Conduct and Content Guidelines. Welcome, Wattpadder! 

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