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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Wattpad Premium?

Wattpad Premium is an enhanced, subscription-based version of Wattpad. It’s the same Wattpad you know and love, supercharged. Premium subscribers receive uninterrupted, ad-free reading across all their devices and unlimited offline stories. Subscribers also receive bonus Coins—up to 66% more Coins free—with every purchase of any Wattpad Coin package to unlock Paid Stories. Another Premium feature? Access to custom theme colors to personalize the entire Wattpad experience.

Why does Wattpad need ads?

Since 2007, we’ve grown our incredible community to 80 million monthly users across the world. Doing that requires a lot of resources, technical infrastructure, and support.
As with many online platforms, we currently use ads to keep Wattpad going—you may have seen them around! We’ve also received many requests for an ad-free Premium option—standard with most apps these days. Wattpad Premium is our way of enabling our community to access an ad-free and enhanced reading experience, all while enabling us to continue our work of creating a home for our global community and their favorite stories.

Will the free version of Wattpad go away?

No, reading and writing on Wattpad will always be free. Whether you use the free version or enjoy Premium, Wattpad will always be where stories live.

What are bonus Coins?

Wattpad Premium subscribers get exclusive access to bonus Wattpad Coins when they purchase any Coin package. Depending on your Coin package purchase, as a subscriber, you can enjoy up to 66% more Coins to use to unlock any Paid Stories.

How do I purchase Wattpad Coins?

You can purchase Coins in the Coin Shop on your Wattpad app. To visit the Coin Shop, click on the Coin balance listed on your profile.
As an added perk, as Wattpad Premium subscriber, you’ll receive bonus Coins with every Coin purchase.
Learn how to add Coins to your wallet here.

Can I use Wattpad Premium anywhere I use Wattpad?

Yes. When you subscribe to Wattpad Premium you will automatically have access to Premium features wherever you use Wattpad. For example, if you purchase your subscription through your iTunes account, you will also be upgraded if you use the Android or web versions.

How do I subscribe to Wattpad Premium or Premium+?

You can only subscribe to Wattpad Premium from within the Wattpad Android or iOS apps, and to Premium+ from the iOS app. To upgrade, simply tap on the Try Premium button from the home screen, or select it in your Settings menu. Once you subscribe, your account will instantly be upgraded wherever you use Wattpad—including in-app and on the web.

If I subscribe to Wattpad Premium, am I no longer supporting writers who make money from ads?

Through Wattpad Premium, you are supporting writers, as your subscription helps Wattpad build features and programs that help writers succeed and empowers our community to connect and grow.
Wattpad will always be free and accessible to everyone. And as with every new feature that we launch, we're closely monitoring how this affects our community, including the impact on how our writers make money.

What is offline reading?

Offline reading makes it possible to take your favorite Wattpad stories with you on the go—without being connected to the internet. The new Library management experience makes it easy to add and remove stories from your Offline List with the tap of a button. Connect to the internet momentarily, add a story to your Offline List with a single tap, and enjoy diving into your next obsession wherever you are—no internet needed.
You have total control over the stories you save for offline reading by curating an Offline List based on your needs and preferences. You tell Wattpad when and how to use your internet connection and device storage.

How can I add a story to read offline?

To add a story to your offline list, you can visit your Library and tap the icon followed by “Add to Offline List” where the story is listed. You must be connected to the internet to add a story to your offline list.

How can I remove a story from my offline list?

To remove a story, go to your Library and tap the icon next to the story you wish to remove, followed by “Remove from Offline List”

How many stories can I read offline with a Wattpad Premium subscription?

As a Premium subscriber, you can add unlimited stories to your offline list and read them without an internet connection.

Can I read stories offline on the web version of Wattpad?

Offline reading is currently only available on the Wattpad app.

How can I change my theme color?

As a Premium or Premium+ subscriber, you can choose from over 10 different theme colors to customize Wattpad your way. In the Wattpad app, visit your Profile > Settings > Customize Theme and select a color. On desktop web, visit your Profile and select a theme color from the panel on the left of the page.

Wattpad Premium+

What is Wattpad Premium+?

With Premium+, you can unlock any two Paid Stories of your choice every month, from a growing collection of 200+ stories in every genre, only on Wattpad. Keep your Paid Stories even after you cancel your subscription.
Plus, you get all the features of a Premium subscription, including an uninterrupted, ad-free experience, unlimited offline stories so you can read without an internet connection, bonus Coins on every Coin pack purchase, and theme colors to customize Wattpad your way.

If I don’t unlock 2 Paid Stories in a month with my Premium+ subscription, can I unlock the remaining Paid Stories in the next month?

You can only unlock 2 Paid Stories with your Premium+ subscription each month. Unused Premium+ quota does not carry over month to month. The quota is reset to 2 stories on the date your subscription renews. To make the most of your subscription, we recommend unlocking 2 Paid Stories of your choice each month, as once unlocked, you can keep them in your Library to read at your own pace.

Where is Premium+ currently available?

Premium+ is currently available to Wattpadders using the iOS app in the US, Canada, Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, Japan, Qatar, South Korea, Costa Rica, Panama, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Chile, and Indonesia for readers with access to Paid Stories. Paid Stories are currently available in English, Filipino, Spanish, German, and Indonesian.

When does my Paid Stories quota renew with Premium+?

Your access to 2 Paid Stories per month renews on the same date your subscription renews. For example, if you subscribed to Premium+ on 15th April, you can access 2 more Paid Stories on 15th May. You can check your renewal date from your App Store / iTunes account.

How does my Premium+ subscription support writers?

When you unlock a Paid Story with Premium+, we give a portion of your subscription payment to the writer as per our contractual agreements.

Can I unlock both completed and ongoing stories with Premium+?

Yes, you can unlock both completed and ongoing Paid Stories with your Premium+ subscription. In both cases, the story you have to chosen to unlock will be added to your Library and made available for offline reading. In the case of ongoing stories that you have unlocked with your subscription, you will have access to each new published part until the story is complete, at no additional cost.

Is it possible for me to lose access to a Paid Story I have unlocked?

You can keep all the Paid Stories you have unlocked to read and re-read as you wish, as long as they remain a part of the Paid Stories program. Your access to the story may be revoked if the story is removed from the Paid Stories program at the discretion of the writer and/or Wattpad.

Can I change my plan from Premium to Premium+ (upgrade)?

If you are a Premium subscriber, follow these steps to upgrade to a Premium+ subscription:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iOS device, tap your name at the top of the screen, followed by “Subscriptions”.
  2. Alternatively, if you don’t see “Subscriptions”, tap “iTunes & App Store” in your Settings menu. Then tap your Apple ID, tap “View Apple ID”, sign in, and tap “Subscriptions”)
  3. Select “Wattpad” to be taken to the Edit Subscriptions screen
  4. Under Options, select “Premium+ 1 Month”
  5. You will be asked to confirm your transaction and can then return to Wattpad as a Premium+ subscriber.
You may receive a refund of the prorated amount of your Premium subscription. Refund eligibility might vary by country or region. See the Apple Media Services Terms and Conditions for details.

Can I change my plan from Premium+ to Premium (downgrade)?

If you are a Premium+ subscriber, follow these steps to downgrade to a Premium subscription:

  1. Open the “Settings” app on your iOS device, tap your name at the top of the screen, followed by “Subscriptions”.
  2. Alternatively, if you don’t see “Subscriptions”, tap “iTunes & App Store” in your Settings menu. Then tap your Apple ID, tap “View Apple ID”, sign in, and tap “Subscriptions”)
  3. Select “Wattpad” to be taken to the Edit Subscriptions screen
  4. Under Options, select “Premium - 1 Month” or “Premium - 1 Year“
  5. You will be asked to confirm your transaction. The next time your subscription renews, you will pay the price of Wattpad Premium.