Parents' Guide to

Tap - Chat Stories & Funny Texts by Wattpad

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Fiction in text message form with mature content.

App iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android Free to try Books
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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

It doesn't work

This app is unavailable right now. Hopefully it can get access because all my hard works are in there.

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Easy to play/use
age 18+

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Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (3):

Many of the short chat stories are suspenseful and some are well-written, but it's quite easy for curious teens to search a few choice keywords and stumble upon graphic images and nudity. Many featured stories in Tap - Chat Stories & Funny Texts by Wattpad contain thrilling suspense with implied death in the end. Like Wattpad, it allows teens an interesting creative outlet, but there's a limit to a story's depth in this format. The interface is easy to navigate, and the stories flow smoothly from text to text with a tap. Without tighter content controls, though, parents may not want kids and tweens reading and posting.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Subjects: Language & Reading: storytelling, writing
  • Skills: Creativity: imagination, making new creations, producing new content, Self-Direction: initiative, Tech Skills: digital creation
  • Pricing structure: Free to try (subscriptions range from $2.99 to $39.99)
  • Release date: March 10, 2017
  • Category: Books
  • Publisher: Wattpad Corp
  • Version: 1.7
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: March 16, 2017

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