Wattpad is an online free storytelling platform where users drop written contents like articles, stories, comics, and poetry notes, through the website or the mobile app. The user generated content is submitted by writers of all levels who are given an equal chance to write popular works. Users are able to comment and like stories or join groups associated with the website. Close to half of the users are US based other users come from the UK, Canada, the Philippines, Australia, Russia, Libya, Jamaica, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, India, Myanmar and other countries.
History of Wattpad
Wattpad was founded in 2006, due to the collaboration between Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen.
It announced the addition of over 17,000 e-books from Project Gutenberg making them available to mobile users in February 2007. According to a June 2009 press release, the mobile application had been downloaded over 5 million times. An iPhone version was released in march 2009.it was followed by the launch on BlackBerry App World in April 2009, Google Android in June 2009 and Apple iPad in April 2010. Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile Version were released. Currently, the service is being used by more than 50 million people.
Wattpad Growth and Funding
The service has received almost $70 million in funding from investors till date. It stated to the world that it received a sum of $3.5 million in total funding from its current investors, and from W Media Ventures, Golden Ventures Partners, and Union Square Ventures. In June 2012, it raised $17.3 million from a group of venture funds led by Khosla Ventures.
Wattpad announced $46 million in series funding led by OMERS ventures in April 2014.
By December 2011, Toronto-based Wattpad was picked as the hottest Digital Media Company in the country at the Canadian innovation Exchange. That same year, co-founder and CEO Ivan Yuen was also known as a top Canadian entrepreneur at the impact infused Awards, sponsored by Deloitte.
As of April 2014
- 85% of its traffic and usage comes from mobile devices.
- The site has 35 million unique visitors per month.
- There are over 100,000 chapter uploads per day.
- There have been two million writers.
How to download Wattpad App
- Type Wattpad in the space provided on your web browser in your PC or Mobile Phone
- Type Wattpad on the space provided
- If you have a Google Play store
- You can just easily get the app from Google Play store
How to Sign Up for Wattpad
- Type www.wattpad.com in the space provided in your web browser on your PC or Mobile Phone
- Then you would see its official site
- Click on the site
- You will see Sign Up at the top right of your screen
- Click on Sign Up
- Then you will see a space provided for username
- Fill in a suitable username that has not been used e.g.Robindarling101
- After that you will see a space provided for your Email below the username
- Fill in your Email e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org
- After that you will see a space provided for your password
- You have to use the password that you usually use while logging on your Email e.g. nessa2003
- After that you click on continue
- Pick at least 1 book to read
- Then you can start reading your favourite novel.
How to Log In on Wattpad
- First you fill in your username or Email
- After that you fill in your password in the space provided below the username
- Then click on Log In