What Is Wattpad?
Wattpad is a social storytelling platform that connects a global community of readers and writers through the power of story. It's a website and app where you can:
Read millions of original stories, novels, poems, and books in various genres, including romance, teen fiction, fantasy, mystery, and more.
Write your own stories and share them with the world. Get feedback from readers and connect with other writers.
Discover new and popular stories through curated recommendations and community-driven trends.
Interact with your favorite authors and readers through comments, messages, and forums.
Think of it as a combination of a library, a writing workshop, and a social media platform for book lovers.
How To Delete Wattpad Account
Wattpad is a haven for readers and writers, offering a platform to dive into countless stories and share your own creative works. But sometimes, it's time to move on. Whether you're taking a break from writing, no longer find the platform engaging, or simply want a fresh start, deleting your Wattpad account is a straightforward process.
Important Note: You can only delete your Wattpad account through a web browser on a computer. The mobile app doesn't currently offer this option.
Step 1: Log In and Navigate to Settings
Head to Wattpad's website and log in to your account.
Click on your username in the top right corner of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu.
Select "Settings" from the menu.
Step 2: Locate the "Close Account" Option
Scroll down to the bottom of the Settings page.
On the right side, you'll see a red button labeled "Close Account." Click on it.
Step 3: Choose Your Reason and Provide Feedback (Optional)
Wattpad will ask you to select a reason for closing your account. Choose the option that best reflects your situation, or select "Other" if none of the listed reasons apply.
You can also optionally provide feedback on what Wattpad could do better to improve your experience. This is completely optional, but your input can help the platform grow.
Step 4: Confirm Your Decision and Say Farewell
Check the box next to "Yes, I'm sure. Close my account."
Click on the red "Close Account" button again.
Enter your password to confirm your decision.
That's it! Your Wattpad account is now permanently deleted. Remember, this action cannot be undone, so make sure you're absolutely certain before proceeding.
How do you delete everything off Wattpad?
Deleting everything on Wattpad depends on what exactly you want to remove:
Deleting your entire account:
This is the most permanent option and will erase all your stories, reading lists, comments, messages, and account information. Here's how:
On Web: Go to Settings > Account > Close Account. Follow the prompts and enter your password to confirm.
On Mobile App: Tap your profile picture > Settings > Account > Close Account. Follow the prompts and enter your password to confirm.
Deleting individual stories:
On Web: Go to your My Works page. Click the "More" button next to the story you want to delete and select "Delete Story." Confirm by clicking "Delete."
On Mobile App: Go to your My Works page. Tap the "More" button next to the story and select "Delete Story." Type in your username and tap "Delete Story" again to confirm.
Deleting reading lists:
On Web: Open the reading list you want to delete. Click the "Edit" button and select all the stories. Click "Remove" and confirm by clicking "OK."
On Mobile App: Open the reading list you want to delete. Tap the "More" button and select "Edit Reading List." Select all the stories and tap "Remove." Confirm by tapping "Remove Stories."
Deleting other data:
Search history: On web, click the search bar and click the "X" next to each search you want to delete, or click "Clear All." On mobile app, tap the search bar, then tap the "Edit" button and select "Clear History."
Messages: You can't permanently delete individual messages, but you can delete entire conversations. On web, open the conversation and click the "Delete" button. On mobile app, open the conversation, tap the "More" button, and select "Delete Conversation."
How do you delete a story on Wattpad mobile?
Deleting a story on Wattpad mobile is pretty straightforward, but it's good to confirm the steps before saying goodbye to your creation. Here's how to do it:
Open the Wattpad app and tap the "Create" button at the bottom navigation bar.
Navigate to the story you want to delete. You can scroll through your list or use the search bar at the top.
Once you find the story, tap the "More" button next to its title. It's usually represented by three vertical dots.
In the menu that pops up, select "Delete Story." This will bring up a confirmation prompt.
To confirm deletion, type your Wattpad username in the designated field. This extra step ensures you're deleting the intended story.
Finally, tap "Delete Story" again.
That's it! Your story will be permanently removed from your Wattpad profile and readers' libraries. Remember, this action cannot be undone, so double-check if you're truly ready to say goodbye.
Why Can't I Delete My Wattpad Reading List?
You actually can delete most of your Wattpad reading lists, but there are a couple of exceptions:
1. Default Reading List: Wattpad automatically creates a default reading list when you join, and this one cannot be deleted. However, you can empty it out by removing all the stories within it. If it's empty, it won't be visible to others.
2. Deleting Individual Lists: You can delete any other reading lists you've created yourself. Here's how:
On Web: Open the reading list you want to delete. Click the "Edit" button (bottom left corner) and then the "Delete List" button (also bottom left corner).
On Mobile App: Open the reading list. Tap the "More" button (three dots) and choose "Delete List" from the dropdown menu.
Possible Reasons for Difficulty Deleting:
Outdated App: If you're using an older version of the Wattpad app, the delete feature might be missing. Update the app to the latest version for full functionality.
Temporary Glitch: Sometimes, technical glitches can occur. Try restarting the app or refreshing the page and see if the delete option reappears.
What happens when you uninstall Wattpad?
Uninstalling Wattpad mainly affects the local aspects of the app on your device, with varying impacts depending on whether you have an account and how you use the app:
App removal: The Wattpad app and its associated data (stored downloads, temporary files) will be removed from your device, freeing up storage space.
Offline access: Downloaded stories and reading lists become inaccessible unless you reinstall the app or access them on another device where Wattpad is still installed.
Unsaved progress: Any unsaved edits to drafts or reading progress won't be saved, potentially causing you to lose your latest work.
Can you delete Wattpad messages?
You can delete Wattpad messages, but with a twist:
Individual messages: Unfortunately, you cannot delete individual messages within a conversation.
Entire conversations: However, you can delete the entire conversation, which will remove all messages on your end. But, here's the catch:
Other party still sees them: The other person in the conversation will still be able to see the messages even after you delete them on your end.
No recovery: Once deleted, a conversation cannot be retrieved.
To delete a conversation on Wattpad:
Web: Open the conversation you want to delete. Click the "Delete Conversation" button on the right side of the screen. Confirm by clicking "OK."
Mobile App: Open the conversation. Tap the "More" button (three dots) and select "Delete Conversation." Confirm by tapping "Delete Conversation" again.
Alternatives to deleting:
Mute the conversation: If you don't want to see the messages anymore but don't necessarily want to delete them, you can mute the conversation. This will remove it from your main inbox view.
Report the conversation: If the messages are inappropriate or offensive, you can report the conversation to Wattpad.
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