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How do you delete a Wattpad story?

Answer

  1. Tap on in the bottom navigation bar located at the top of your screen.
  2. Navigate to “My Stories” and select all of the parts you want deleted.
  3. Tap Delete Parts or delete story next to “Delete Story” on the right.

If you’ve started a story or novel on Wattpad but have since decided that it’s not working out, deleting your account and all of the stories will ensure that your writing isn’t visible to anyone else. After you delete your account, the site will automatically hide everything, including any comments or likes. Unfortunately, there is no way to undo this action. Once you delete something on Wattpad, it can’t be retrieved in any way, so make sure you’re certain before taking these steps.

To permanently remove content from Wattpad:

Go into the Account Settings menu by clicking on your profile picture > Settings (these are located in the upper right-hand corner of every page). Scroll down and click on Privacy & Settings. Choose the Delete Account option to delete your account and all of the content that you’ve written on Wattpad. In order to finalize this deletion, there will be a 30-day waiting period before the account is actually deleted from the website, so make sure you’re certain before formally deleting your account.

Please note: If you delete your Wattpad account, it will not remove any comments or likes that have been placed in response to your writing. If you wish to prevent anyone from seeing these comments and likes, we advise blocking everyone (when logged in, click on My Account > Blocked Users) that has commented on one of your stories or novels within Wattpad and reporting any inappropriate comments for investigation by our Community team.

If you’re thinking of deleting your entire Wattpad account, but you’ve written a novel (or multiple novels) that you want to keep archived in our site, please contact us at [email protected] . We’re happy to help you archive your stories so that they are fully protected from deletion and can be read by the public or private groups for years to come. Please note: Archiving does not guarantee protection against any future attempts to delete content on Wattpad. In order to ensure full protection, we advise contacting us as outlined above.


Quick Tips:

How do I change my username?

Go into My Account > Profile and click Edit underneath your username. You’ll be able to edit your username and enter your new name for all to see. If you don’t want people to know that it’s you behind the writing, you can choose not to display your username by checking the box next to Hide link to profile in comment notifications below.

Please note: You will still be able to see your previous first name for as long as you’re logged into the website or app. Keep this in mind before changing any online accounts associated with your old username.

How do I change my username?

Go into My Account > Profile and click Edit underneath your username. You’ll be able to edit your username and enter your new name for all to see. If you don’t want people to know that it’s you behind the writing, you can choose not to display your username by checking the box next to Hide link to profile in comment notifications below.

Please note: You will still be able to see your previous first name for as long as you’re logged into the website or app. Keep this in mind before changing any online accounts associated with your old username.

How do I edit my bio?

This is located within My Account > Profile > Edit Profile Bio. It’s a good idea to keep an updated bio so that people know who they’re reading and how they can get ahold of you if there are any questions! If you don’t want people to know that it’s you behind the writing, you can choose not to display your username by checking the box next to Hide link to profile in comment notifications below.

Please note: You will still be able to see your previous first name for as long as you’re logged into the website or app. Keep this in mind before changing any online accounts associated with your old username.

How do I edit my profile picture?

Go into My Account > Profile and click Edit underneath your user image. Choose one from the list, or upload a new one! It’s always a good idea to use an actual photo of yourself so that readers know who they’re reading when interacting with your story on Wattpad. If you don’t want people to know that it’s you behind the writing, you can choose not to display your username by checking the box next to Hide link to profile in comment notifications below.

Please note: You will still be able to see your previous first name for as long as you’re logged into the website or app. Keep this in mind before changing any online accounts associated with your old username.

How do I make my content private?

The quickest way is to go into My Account > Privacy and uncheck the box beside Public under whose content can view. Remember that whoever you choose not to let read your writing won’t have access as long as you’ve checked their names off in Blocked Users either while logged into Wattpad or on your device’s settings page (please consult your phone’s User Guide).

You can also go into each individual story and change the privacy settings there. Go to Story Details, click Edit, and you’ll find these options at the bottom of your Story. If you choose to do this rather than making a general change across your account, please note that for any given user who was previously allowed access to your content, they will still be able to see it even after the policy is changed.

If you’d like further assistance with changing your account’s privacy setting before or after posting anything new on Wattpad, or if you’re having trouble blocking certain users while logged in (or vice-versa), please contact us by clicking “Report User” in their profile or contact us here.

How do I stop someone from following me?

You can block or report users who are bothering you. Go into My Account and click Blocked Users to add names to your list, or go to Profile > Privacy Settings > Who can view my content and uncheck the box beside Public. Remember that whoever you choose not to let read your writing won’t have access as long as you’ve checked their names off in Blocked Users either while logged into Wattpad or on your device’s settings page (please consult your phone’s User Guide).

If they’ve already interacted with one of your stories, then even after blocking them, they will still be able to see it unless you change the privacy setting on the story itself within Story Details. You can also manually change the privacy setting on any given user who was previously allowed access to your content by selecting a new one from the dropdown menu next to Private under Who can view my stories.

If you’d like further assistance with blocking certain users while logged in (or vice-versa), please contact us by clicking “Report User” in their profile or contact us here.

What is a Wattpad Featured Story?

Featured Stories are those chosen each day for people who love reading different types of works on Wattpad to discover. For more information, check out this blog post: On Wattpad, everyone’s featured!

How do I become a Featured Author?

If you’re interested in becoming a Wattpad Featured Author, please check out this blog post: Featured Authors on Wattpad.

Is writing a Wattpad story similar to publishing a book?

No, they are different processes. When you publish your story on Wattpad for free, you retain all rights to it and can always unpublish it (even if the story is popular). One of the benefits of publishing your stories onto Wattpad is that you have access to statistics about readership such as where they’re from and when they read your work. Once you export the book or format it for eReaders (this is all done through our desktop app), you will be able to sell it through multiple online retailers as well as print book formats—and keep 100% profit!

How do you delete a Wattpad story?

1. Tap on in the bottom navigation bar located at the top of your screen.
2. Navigate to “My Stories” and select all of the parts you want deleted.
3. Tap Delete Parts or delete story next to “Delete Story” on the right.

How do you delete activity on Wattpad?

You can delete individual search results in your account, but there is no function to clear all searches at once. On an Android: press the “x” icon next to a search result to delete it. On iOS: swipe the right side of a searched result and hit “Delete.”

Does anyone still use Wattpad?

Wattpad has a significant community of passionate readers. As the company’s user base continues to grow, I would expect this trend to continue so that as more and more people are reading books through Wattpad, you can be assured of finding an engaged and dedicated community for your work.

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