Wattpad introduces new multimedia feature – Writers can add animated .GIFs, images, and videos directly in stories

Today, Wattpad starts the roll out of one of our biggest product updates ever: multimedia in stories.

Multimedia is one of the most requested features by the community, and initial response to the new feature has been overwhelming.

CelebrationStorytellers will now be able to add images and videos into a Wattpad story.

With the new feature,  storytellers can insert animated .GIFs, images,  Vimeo, and YouTube videos to add visual elements to their stories.  The goal of this project is to make Wattpad a home for new forms of storytelling. With the multimedia feature, the global community can create and share comics, cookbooks, travel diaries, fashion blogs, and more.

Wattpad wants to deliver the best possible experience and evolve the story so it can be used for many different types of storytelling. Over 175 million original story uploads are already shared on Wattpad, we expect to see even more stories shared as a result of today’s launch.

Starting today, Wattpad will open up the new feature to a small group of writers. The new feature will be available to all Wattpadders by mid-January 2016.

Wattpad is where millions of people come to find the stories they love. We can’t wait to see how the creative community of 40 million people use multimedia to tell stories in new and unique ways.

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