A new mobile app named Tap, launching nowadays, introduces a different way to examine tales on your telephone: as text message-like chats. The app is the hottest from Wattpad, a social publishing system for authors whose community now includes over forty five million audience globally, who pay a visit to its site or its flagship mobile app to examine its nearly 250 million tales.

With Tap, Wattpad is stepping away from the common storytelling structure to experiment with a unique style of entertainment

The app allows people discover “chat-style” tales – that is, these that unfold as you faucet to expose the upcoming element. The tales are designed to come to feel like you are looking at a person else’s chat conversations, the enterprise clarifies, and they are even visually presented in a text messaging-fashion structure.

At start, there are hundreds of tales out there throughout types like horror, romances, drama and additional.


Tap will also allow for Wattpad people to compose tales of their very own, even though this is in the beginning out there only to a subset of writers on the system. The enterprise claims that the composing and publishing operation will roll out additional broadly in the weeks forward.

In addition to looking at the chat-fashion tales, people can also share the tales to social networks.

The start represents a different implies for Wattpad to deliver profits for its social storytelling system, as Tap is a freemium provider. When the app alone is free, as are a pick amount of tales, it also contains the selection to up grade to a premium provider. Right here, people will obtain entry to an unrestricted amount of tales, including exceptional kinds out there only to subscribers. The provider expenditures $2.ninety nine for each 7 days, $7.ninety nine for each thirty day period, or $39.ninety nine for each yr.

In additional recent months, Wattpad has been growing its marriage with Hollywood and the entertainment marketplace, thanks to deal with Common, Turner, comics publishers and additional. But Tap’s membership provider could infuse the enterprise with another additional easy and instant profits stream.


Tap is hardly the only app operating in this area of interest these times. It competes with many others like fiction app Hooked, which features chat tales and a implies of composing them. Amazon also released a membership provider for chat-fashion tales named Amazon Rapids, which targets children. More broadly, Tap goes up from other mobile looking at apps like Serial Box, Hardbound, or even social apps like Snapchat, which has its very own limited-kind written content out there.

On the other hand, Tap’s angle is its voyeuristic just take on the chat-fashion structure. Instead of just obtaining snippets of the story with each individual faucet, it feels like you’ve gotten ahold of a person else’s telephone and are reading through their private texts. That could enchantment to teenaged or youthful grownup people, who spend a good deal of time interacting with written content on mobile gadgets – a position that is also where substantially of their social life nowadays unfold.

Tap is a free obtain on iTunes and Google Enjoy.