Wattpad Paid Stories, Wattpad Premium Launch Globally

The features open up new monetization opportunities and ad-free reading for users

Wattpad Premium and Wattpad Paid stories are now available globally, the text-based story platform announced Thursday morning.

The two features give creators around the world new ways to monetize content they post to the platform and the option for ad-free reading. With Paid Stories, the company’s exclusive paid content program, creators can utilize paywalls to monetize their stories. The program, which initially launched in beta in fall 2018 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and the Philippines, is currently being used by 150 stories across the platform. The company says users have read more than 5.5 million minutes of Paid Stories in the past month alone.

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