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Read Chat-Style Short Stories with Tap by Wattpad, App of the Week

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Tap by Wattpad Offers a Unique Style of Reading

A new mobile app called Tap has been launched by Wattpad Corp. Though there are many reading apps available for iOS platform but Tap by Wattpad offers a unique way of reading stories on your device. You will read short stories just like chats or text messages. The stories are displayed as text threads. So, the traditional storytelling format is stepping away with an innovative style of entertainment.

Discover Chat-Style Stories

With Tap by Wattpad, users discover the chat-style stories and the Threads of each Tap entry unfold one at a time. You will feel like you are reading someone else’s chat conversations. The company explains that the stories are visually presented in a text messaging-style format.

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Excellent eReader

The available stories range a number of genres ranging from thrillers, drama, horror to romance to lots more. The community includes more than 45 million readers worldwide who visit its website or mobile app to read about 250 million stories. The interface has been kept simple yet attractive. You will find it like a seamless integration of Instagram-style with an excellent eReader.

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Your Instagram for Short Stories

Wattpad is like an Instagram for short stories. You can easily sign up and connect via Facebook and the app will load your friends who use the app. Just like Instagram, you can follow other users to see their recent additions, write own stories or upload some cover art. You can also select the genres you like and curate a list of top choices in each genre.

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Write Stories

Tap also allows users to write stories of their own. Initially, it is available to a subset of writer on the Wattpad platform and will roll out more broadly in the upcoming weeks. Each story has the option to comment, add favorite or read totals to let you see who likes it and how many times it has been read. One can also share the stories to social networks.

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Free App

The app is available for free download but users who buy premium for $7.99 per month will get access to exclusive content. Premium service offers users access to an unlimited number of stories. Also, some of the stories are exclusively available for subscribers only.

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Some useful insights about Tap by Wattpad:
Cost: Free
Ratings: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Publisher: Wattpad Corp
Requires Android: 4.4 and up
Requires iOS: 9.0 or later
Download it for Android
Download it for iOS

To wrap up, the chat-style format could appeal to teen-aged or young adult users who spend a lot of time interacting with content on mobile devices. Also, tap by Wattpad is a free to download app on iTunes and Android.

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