Wattpad is an Internet community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fan-fiction, spiritual, humor, and teen fiction. It aims to create social communities around stories for both amateur and established writers.
The platform claims to have an audience of more than 80 million users, who can directly interact with the writers and share their opinions with fellow readers. Although available in over 50 languages, 77% of its content is written in English. A number of Wattpad users are translating stories to continue to build the platform.
Wattpad originated in 2006, as the result of a collaboration between Allen Lau and Ivan Yuen. Their current headquarters, as of 2019, is based in Toronto, Ontario.
Online writing communities like Wattpad help adolescent writers learn and grow their craft from constructive feedback and criticism, according to a recent study.
A lot of books created on Wattpad have been produce as movies like, "kissing booth", "just the way you are", "After" e.t.c.