Wattpad is a social networking application for literature. Compatible with Android and iPhone (iOS) phones, the app has a community of more than 65 million readers in about 50 languages - including Portuguese. More than 350, 000 stories, published by the service users themselves, are available and can be accessed free of charge.
In the following tutorial, check out how to register and use Wattpad to download books to read offline on your phone. The procedure was performed on a Moto E4 running Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Learn how to use Wattpad to read stories on your phone
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Step 1. Install the Wattpad app on your phone. When you open it for the first time, you will need to create a free registration. You can fill in your details or use your Facebook or Google account information. From the app home screen, you can search for stories or explore the topics available.
Step 2. In the topics, you can access stories by category - such as action, adventure, short stories, fantasy and fiction. Already in the "Recommended" tab, you can find the highlighted stories with the best readership rating.
Browsing available stories
Step 3. When you open a story, the cover is highlighted. Just below, you can tap "Read" to open the book or the "+" button to add the story to your library. Slide the screen up to view the synopsis.
Opening a story
Step 4. While reading the story, you can keep your finger pressed on a phrase to select it and share it on social networks - the buttons appear in the upper right corner of the screen. The reading, by default, is vertical. When you reach the end of a chapter, slide the screen up to open the next one.
Select phrases to share on social networks
Step 5. During chapter switching, information about the author of the text and eventually some advertisements will be displayed. Continue sliding the screen up to go to the next chapter.
Continue sliding the screen to open new chapters
Step 6. When closing a book, Wattpad asks if you want to add it to your library to continue reading, even if you are offline. The library can be accessed by tapping on the second icon in the bottom bar.
Add the book to your library for offline reading
Step 7. If you finish reading or want to remove a book from your library, you must select it and touch the "archive" icon (as shown in the image). The selected story will then be moved to the "File" tab. Wattpad advises that the book will return to your library if it receives updates.
Archiving a book from your library
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