Wattpad is a free digital reader and a reading community for those who love a good story. The new Wattpad apps for Android and iOS comes with two new features that should appeal to long-time Wattpad users and anyone who likes to read while on the go. The mobile apps now allow you to take your favorite stories offline. The reading apps have also opened up in-line comments which make for better interaction while reading a story.
Offline reading is a much-requested feature. It takes away something from the reading experience if you are stuck in an Internet blindspot. Now, with the updated Wattpad you can take your stories offline — read, write, comment, and vote. Offline reading should also help Wattpad capture readers in parts of the world handicapped by slow or inconsistent connections.
Inline commenting makes reading a more social experience. Readers can discuss and share passages from a story they find gripping (or dull). Views shared with the author, helping to amp up everyone’s involvement with the tale. Stories which are serialized can be influenced with these inline exchanges.
Other tweaks bring an Archive for Android feature that moves stories out of a user’s Library. Create and share reading lists from the apps, and get story recommendations based on your past activity.
With nearly 20 million titles, Wattpad is in a nice place. The two fresh updates should make it nicer for the users there. Are you one? Tell us.