Wattpad in the Philippines : 10 Users Join Wattpad Every Minute

Did you know that the Philippines is home to the second largest Wattpad community in the world? 

Since its launch in 2006, Wattpad has become a top entertainment destination in the Philippines with over five million Filipinos using Wattpad every month. One out of every four Filipinos with Internet access has joined Wattpad. Every minute 10 people in the Philippines join the Wattpad community.

For those who have yet to use it regularly (myself included), Wattpad is a free app for Android and iOS devices that lets people discover and share stories about the things they love. More than 40 million people around the world turn to Wattpad to find entertainment that matches their interests and fits their schedules. Wattpad stories are serialized and the entire community participates in the storytelling process through comments, messages, and multimedia. The app offers stories in over 50 languages and works on mobile and web.

WattPad Philippines

“In the Philippines, Wattpad is synonymous with entertainment,” said Mr. Allen Lau, CEO and Co-Founder of Wattpad. “Wattpad stories have captured the hearts of Filipinos and have spread beyond the app. Today many of the most popular books, movies, and primetime television shows in the Philippines are based on Wattpad stories. When entertainment reflects a variety of interests and experiences, it can spread like wildfire - we see this happen every day on and off Wattpad.”

The Philippines is home to the second largest Wattpad community in the world. One out of every four Filipinos with Internet access has joined Wattpad. Wattpad stories are in high demand in the country, and more than 500 stories have been traditionally published. Many blockbuster movies like She’s Dating the Gangster starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and Diary ng Panget starring Nadine Lustre and James Reid were adapted from Wattpad stories. Wattpad Presents, the weekly series on the TV5 Network, brings 40 popular stories to life on the small screen and has reached approximately one million viewers across the country.

WattPad Philippines

The global Wattpad community spends 13 billion minutes a month immersed in free stories. With a person joining the community every second of the day, Wattpad has connected millions of people with the content and conversations that matter to them. Using any mobile device or computer, anyone, anywhere in the world, can access over 150 million story uploads for free.

Wattpad also recently partnered with Philippine mobile leader Smart Communications, through its value prepaid brand Talk 'N Text, to expand the annual Wattys Awards, a program that celebrates the best Wattpad stories. Two new Wattys categories have been added - Best TNT Panalo Story and Talk ’N Text Ka-Tropa Favorite; these categories are only open to Filipino users. The expanded Filipino awards will, for the first time ever in Wattys history, award special prizes to winners. The deadline to enter is October 30, 2015. The Talk N Text Ka-Tropa Favorite category winner will be selected via SMS voting between November 2 –12, 2015. All winners will be announced later in November.

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