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Reading stories

Email verified? Check. Profile set up? Check. Stories found? Check. Now it’s time to get reading. Wattpad offers several ways to sort the stories you discover: your library, your reading lists, and your archive.

Your library is the best way to keep updated on your favorite stories and keep track of all of the stories that you are interested in. It is private to your account and cannot be seen by anyone else. If you want to receive a notification when a particular story is updated, make sure that story is in your library. Learn how to add a story to your library

Within your library, you can have a set number of offline stories. These are stories that will download directly to your app so you can read them even when you’re not connected to a network. Learn how to add a story for offline reading. Wattpad Paid Stories do not count towards your offline library limit; you are able to have as many Paid Stories offline as you like!

If you want to keep your library from getting too full–see our article on Managing your library–or to keep track of stories you’ve already read, we recommend using your archive. You can view your archive anytime. If a story in your Archive is updated by the writer, the story will move to your Library, and you will receive a notification about the update. 

Reading lists are a way to publicly display what you’re reading, what stories you love, or what stories are on your radar. Reading lists are displayed on your profile, so other Wattpadders can see what stories they contain. Learn more about how to create a reading list

Once you’ve chosen a story to read, you can change your reading settings to make reading as comfortable as possible. If you are using the Wattpad app, you can change the background color, the font type, size, and color, the screen brightness, and more. Please note: Dark mode does not change the reading page. When you have dark mode turned on, you still need to set your reading settings separately. There are a ton of other options so please check out this article on reading settings to learn more!

One of the perks of reading on Wattpad is reading with a community, including seeing the comments and reactions of other readers. Find out more about how to interact with other Wattpadders

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