In this article, I will show you how to delete your Wattpad account. But before we go into how to delete Wattpad account, it only makes sense to give a brief description of what Wattpad is and what it’s used for just in case you do not know what Wattpad is.
If you are someone who’s not into reading books/novels and would rather scroll through posts on Instagram, chat on Facebook Messenger with friends, or mess about on TikTok, chances are you’ve never heard of Wattpad. Wattpad is an app or site where you can read stories, novels, eBooks, and also write stories. Wattpad is owned and operated by Wattpad Corp and claims to be the global multi-platform entertainment company for stories, proudly based in Canada’s startup capital, Toronto.
How To Delete Wattpad Account
Learning how to delete Wattpad account is quite easy, however, even though you can permanently delete your Wattpad account when you decide to close your Wattpad account, it will first be deactivated for at least six months before your Wattpad account will be permanently deleted.
You also need to be aware of the following before you delete your Wattpad account;
1 You need to have your login details and be able to sign in to your account before you can successfully delete Wattpad account.
2. You cannot delete Wattpad on your Android or iOS mobile phone app, you need to sign in to Wattpad on a web browser.
Step-by-Step Guide on How to Delete Wattpad Account
- Log into your Wattpad account on a web browser using the same login details you used for Wattpad install.
- Click on your username on the top right corner of the Wattpad page and then tap Settings.
- On the right side of the screen, just under your profile/background picture, you’ll see Close Account.
- A new page will open asking; “ARE YOU SURE YOU WANT TO CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT?”.
- Next, you need to select a *Tell us why you’re leaving* reason, you can just choose Other.
- Next, you need to write something in the “What could we have done to make your Wattpad experience better?“ box.
- Tick the “Yes, I’m sure. Please close my account.” box.
- Finally, tap the Close account tab and your Wattpad account will be deactivated.
What happens when you delete a Wattpad Account
When your account has been deactivated, your comments and message board posts to the Wattpad community will remain visible, although they will be anonymised.
Please be aware that when you delete/close your Wattpad account, your published Wattpad stories, Wattpad books, comments, private and public messages, Username, and personal information will be removed and will become anonymised. Although it is possible to restore your account up to 6 months after deactivation. Your comments and your message board posts will be reassociated with your profile.
If you are looking to delete your Wattpad account because of the annoying ads in the free version, you could try the premium Wattpad account for £4.49 a month. You also get a free trial for 7 days. The free trial includes ad-free reading, unlimited offline stories, exclusive theme colours and so much more.
Wattpad Age Rating
On the Wattpad app and their Website, it’s stated that the services are only for people 13 years and over, and if they find out someone is under 13 years and using Wattpad services, they will terminate the account. Although many parents say the books on Wattpad are not suitable for children under 16 years, not surprised that people want to know how to delete Wattpad account because of the explicit contents one can easily gain access to
Wattpad for Desktop, Android, and iPhone
To get the most out of the Wattpad platform, It’s best to register for an account, choose an account name, and set a password. You really can’t do much on the Wattpad website or mobile app without registering for an account. You can install the Wattpad app on your android or iPhone. The Wattpad logo is an orange letter “W”.
How to Delete Wattpad account on iPhone
To delete your Wattpad account on your iPhone, you need to log into your account on your phone’s web browser. So, open Safari on your iPhone and then search for https://www.wattpad.com/login on the search bar, enter your login details. Then follow the how to delete Wattpad account steps above.
How long does it take for a Wattpad account to delete?
When you go through the process to close your account on Wattpad, your account will become deactivated. If you don’t reactivate your account within 6 months, they will delete permanently your Wattpad account.
How to Delete Wattpad account on Android
To delete your Wattpad account on your android phone, you need to log into your account on your mobile phone’s web browser. So, open google chrome or your installed web browser on your android phone and then search for https://www.wattpad.com/login on the search bar, enter your login details, then follow the how-to delete Wattpad account steps above.
How to Reset Wattpad Password Without email
You can only reset your Wattpad account password with the email address linked to your account; the password reset email can’t be sent to any other email. This simply means that if you created your account with a false email address, you won’t be able to reset your password.
If you have lost access to the email and you have been logged out of your Wattpad account, but remember your old email, you can contact the Wattpad Support team and they will guide you through the process of accessing your account. Please note, they will ask you questions that only you could know. Failure to provide valid answers means they cannot unlock your account.
Wattpad Support Team
- Gmail: http://bit.ly/1GSc5gO
- Yahoo: http://yhoo.it/1FqeQUC
- Hotmail: http://bit.ly/19OWQb2
- iCloud: http://apple.co/1HzE3As
How to Delete Wattpad Account Notifications
If you want to stop Wattpad notifications to your email, you need to log into your Wattpad account on a web browser, you won’t find the settings to turn off/modify email notifications on the Wattpad mobile app.
To modify the notification settings for comments and other push notifications on the Wattpad app, follow the steps below;
1. Go to your profile, tap on your profile picture in the top right corner of the Wattpad app home feed.
2 Tap the Settings button in the top right corner.
3. Tap Notifications and then select the notifications you’d like to receive.
Wattpad App Download
If you are new to Wattpad and you are love to write stories and want to grow your audience, you can try following Wattpad’s Facebook page and leaving a link to your Wattpad stories or books on Facebook comments, you can take part in the writing challenges/contests organised by Wattpad.
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