Are Private chapters or stories possible?

@BG_Davies. Can I still post a story that I can share privately? We used to post Private Chapters but I don’t see that feature any longer. Looking to share a draft for feedback from a few select writers.

The way I’ve seen works shared is via google doc. The author pmed the people they wanted to look at the chapter the link.

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No you can’t have private chapters anymore, just drafts.

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Sorry if this is a stupid question, but if I PM a Wattpad user the link to a draft, can they read/comment on it or do only I see the draft?

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If you ok them the WP link I don’t think they can see it. They’d have to be on your account. Sorry :confused:

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Ok. Thanks.

OMG I need this so much! WP needs to come up with friend-locked posts like LJ!!

It was removed because mods couldn’t see the private chapters/stories and people were using it to post smut, porn, bully and call out other users to their followers, and other things that are completely against guidelines.

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You can read this chapter for more information: https://support.wattpad.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001339606-Removal-of-Private-Stories-Feature

The reason why we can’t have nice things.

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Hi,

Please read the FAQ page. Ambassadors have admin rights, and when private was a thing, it didn’t include us in case there was a trolling problem, we could report to Wattpad. It falls under the whole “Ambassadors can’t be muted thing.” Unfortunately, I don’t know why the private option was taken away, but I know it definitely wasn’t because Ambassadors couldn’t see harassment.

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:shrug: Well, I was told that by a mod when the change happened so it’s what I believed.

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Gotcha. Might’ve been before the FAQ page went up. Or they just didn’t know :woman_shrugging:t3: :supersuspicious:

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I was happy when that feature disappeared. The whole follow, remove from library, add to library thing was treacherous. :slight_smile: but I think when it disappeared, if authors didn’t make the private chapters not private, those chapters became drafts. Dunno

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Agreed. As an ambassador, it didn’t affect me, but before I was one, it was such a chore. Like just make it public gosh.

And yes they go to drafts which sucks for the authors that haven’t logged in since 2012 that I binge their stories like once a year.

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