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Wattpad is jumping on the short-short fiction wagon with the launch of a new app, Tap. Tap is a reading app in the style of Amazon Rapids or Hooked. It serves up chat-style stories which are the current fad in digital publishing.
Wattpad, a multi-platform publishing company enabling readers and writers to publish, comment and collaborate on original works of fiction, has just released a new app: Tap. Wattpad describes Tap is a "free chat-style story app" in which stories unfold like chat messages. Readers work through the story by tapping to receive the next installment.
Wattpad has found a new way to push the envelope in the world of fan-submitted literature. The publishing platform and content studio has launched an app called Tap, on which short stories are displayed as text message threads. Many of Wattpad's biggest fans are teenagers, and Tap will present stories to that audience through a medium they know well.
Hooked - an app for reading bite-sized stories in text message form - is rapidly climbing the App Store charts. The app initially launched in 2015, but it started growing quickly last fall. Now, it's risen to the top of Apple's top free apps chart, surpassing apps like Bitmoji, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Fiction app Hooked launched last fall, aiming to reinvent fiction with short stories modeled on text message conversations. Next up: Letting readers write their own stories. That arrives today with the launch of Hooked 2.0. Any Hooked reader can now create characters and then write their story one message at a time.