Wattpad brings a trove of free books and stories to Windows Phone

Wattpad, a service for checking out free stories and books, has launched an official app for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile. Wattpad features a trove of stories written by unknown and aspiring authors, but also includes a number of free classics and offerings from well-known authors as well. Here's a breakdown of the main features of Wattpad:

  • Free stories and books written by published and aspiring authors
  • Search popular genres and unique topics to find any story you can imagine
  • Follow stories as they are written, get updates for new chapters
  • Connect with writers and other readers. Leave comments on stories and discuss the newest plot twists!
  • Save to your library and share what you're reading with your friends
  • Write your own stories. Share your writing with the supportive Wattpad community

Whether you're a writer or reader, Wattpad looks like a great way to check out some great content. And given the scope of the books and stories available, it should be easy to track down nearly anything you're interested in. If Wattpad piques your interest, you can grab the app for free at the Windows Store link below.

Thanks to David, Arpran, and Bundy for the tips!

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Wattpad brings a trove of free books and stories to Windows 10 Mobile

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • Watt is this app for? I don't get it... For real though, Wattpad sounds like a YouTube for books.
  • Brilliant. Will be contributing my stuff to this soon.
  • Please put it on A03 as well.
  • Do what now?
  • There was 9pad, Perfect pad, then now this official app. Friends out there will find this useful.
  • Finally
  • Nice part: There's a WP 8.1 app and another Win10M app :) pretty nice of them.
  • Agreed :). I know one particular person in my fam would be delighted lol.
  • Sounds like something amatuer authors would use and no-one else.
  • That's what it is mostly teens writing fiction and fan-fiction.
  • It's a bit deeper then fan fiction and trashy teen rubbish.
  • Every great author had to start somewhere. Here's another somewhere.
  • Oh wow! More official apps. Go go go!
  • Yay! Now I can get another family member onto WM10 lol.
  • Finally! I've emailed them at least once a year for the past 5 years asking them to bring their app back after they pulled it  from the store. I'm glad Windows is finally getting the love.    
  • Five emails, no wonder they bowed to that pressure!
  • He meant once a day for 5yrs!
  • Nice!!! More apps for wp ..
  • Check out my page, it's "Kawaisa Suisuroru" :3 ...I have novels up... Nevermind. Sorry about that. I'm just freaking out because I'm a passionate Wattpadder.
  • finally official app is here
  • Wattpad was there in the Windows Store, but it was pulled back. And the article should be more like "wattpad returns to Windows platform"
  • Well, they said it's their first official app for windows!
  • FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!
  • What's up with the hardware requirements. Install denied, apparently because my L925 doesn't have a keyboard.
  • Couple apps been doing stuff like this. Store needs fixings.
  • There are 6-7 wattpad app in the store. Which one is official.... Please post the link.
  • This is a good legit app. Ive downloaded wattpad lite before but it sucks. But this one is really gud.
  • A lot of apps are getting updated in the store right now.
  • The app is too slow
  • This is perfect. Just a couple of days ago, I was looking for app where I could read free books. I thought I found one (Bookvisor Reader) but it wasn't free at all. And a bad app too.
  • At lasytytygg
  • Finally. .yeheyhyyyy so happy thanks for the info
  • hmmm, not insalling for me on lumia 1020, w10 latest build, just says restoring user data for ages (odd, because never had it before, obviously!) then eventually goes onto installing.... and and then errors (0x8E5E0408)  very helpful message that
  • *installing
  • Oh I remember this app from my days od running WP7 on my HTC HD2. Good to have it back.
  • How does this app compare to 'Bookviser Reader Premium'
  • I didn't even read the article. I know wattpad from Android. I've tried looking for a similar app on my WP8.1 but now, on WP10, when I upgrade, I'd get it.