October 11, 2017
It’s been over a year since we gave you the tools to write your own stories in Hooked. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response -- millions of stories have been created. It’s been a huge outpouring of creativity and we’re grateful that you took the time to write, to share your unique stories and perspectives.
During this time, the Hooked community has grown considerably, with tens-of-millions of people around the world reading billions of fictional text messages. As we’ve grown, Hooked has become synonymous with reading great stories on the phone.
As we begin the next phase of Hooked, we’ve decided to focus all our energies on professional content. This means that we will be phasing out the story-writing tool from Hooked.
Here’s what’s happening:
- We will release version 3.4.0 of HOOKED: This version of the app will not contain a story-writing tool. Over time, we will also phase out user-generated stories from the app to feature HOOKED original stories only.
- Along with version 3.4.0, we will launch a story export tool: We know you spent a lot of time writing some great stories, and we don’t want you to lose all of your hard work! After you install version 3.4.0, navigate to “Your Stories” within your profile and follow the instructions to download your stories.
- Friday, December 1 is the last day to export stories. As of December 1, you will no longer be able to access any of the stories that you wrote on the app.
We know many of you are talented authors and we don't want you to stop writing here! We will still be accepting story submissions from agented authors going forward, and we encourage you to use resources like Publishers Marketplace or Poets & Writers to help find an agent.
If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.