Hey everyone, new and old!
I’m Nick from Wattpad HQ, here to talk about Wattpad Next Beta and answer questions. This is a continuation from a previous thread, which you can find here.
I’m here to announce an update to the program. As we’ve said, and as continues to remain true, this is a beta program where we’re testing a lot of things and experimenting. We want to go slowly, though community response and engagement is driving things forwards for us a little faster than predicted initially. This leads us to our update:
The US is now able to purchase coins (and thus access paid content)
We’re rolling it out throughout today, so by the end of the day, everyone in the US should be turned on. We’re going to carefully monitor our infrastructure here in case unexpected outages occur or unforeseen bugs crop up. With that in mind, please report any bugs you might encounter to Wattpad (not here). When you submit a report, you also submit vital information about your app that the support team needs, so always report bugs as you encounter them.
Everything else remains true though. Wattpad Next Beta is still a closed beta program for the time being, and we’re still considering many options and seeing what happens. There are no new writers currently being added with this update, nor any other features for now (but watch for future updates). If you want even more information, check out the FAQ and website, which has been updated to reflect the addition of the US.
This discussion remains open, though I may end some conversations if they veer too far off topic. If you want to discuss other aspects of Wattpad, there are other threads floating around, or you can make your own, as this space is reserved for Wattpad Next Beta just to help us keep things organized.
Additionally, you may see a few other staffers pop in and out of here as a bunch of us are all watching and because I’m only one person.