I love this app but...
By Xia H
I absolutely love this app. The comics here are amazing. I have been using this app since 2017. Since then I've read many other types of comics. I don't mind having to wait a week to read another chapter, considering how hard the artist is working each day to upload the next chapter. They also have completed series which I do enjoy because there isn't any cliffhanger. Now, webtoon has changed a lot in a good way and in a bad way too. Now there is a fast pass which I don't mind. I haven't purchased coins because I don't feel like I need to. Like I said I don't mind waiting a week. People have their right to spend their hard-earned money on whatever they want. There are also events where webtoon gives free coins that I have used. But recently I've had my first dilemma with this app. It has to do with the series that are already completed. Before you were able to read them freely as you like, but now you have to wait for a day to read the next chapter. I don't mind having to wait but doesn't mean I have to. When unlocking a chapter it's only for a limited amount of days. I think that's a bit too much and not necessarily fair to people. I am pleased that the app is growing and gaining the popularity it deserves. But because the app is growing they are taking advantage of it and doing unnecessary ”updates”. If this were to be fixed I and other people will be pleased to read the completed series.
Latest “Video to Watch” Feature is a Bit of a Turn Off
By Twilight Princess Fan lol
To start, I’d like to say that I absolutely love this app (especially during quarantine). There are so many stories out there to read and all of them are amazing. Genres range from superhero to fantasy and romance to comedy. I’d also like to address one of the top reviews on the app by some 12 year old complaining about having to wait a week for a comic to update. That’s because the writers and artists are making these LIVE. The only ones that are already made are on fast pass and at that point it’s entirely up to you as to whether or not you want to be patient. Not only that, but WEBTOON occasionally has coin events in which case you can get coins for free.
However, I should really get to the point of this review. Lately, there was an option for small artists to gain something along the lines of fast pass (fast pass is only an option for more popular comics) in which the reader watches an ad and then they can read the next chapter early. I wouldn’t mind it since it supports those smaller artists, but it just doesn’t work which is VERY frustrating! I click to play the ad and then it says “couldn’t load the ad. Please try again later.” It’s been doing this for 4 days! At this point I may as well wait until it’s available without the ad! So please please please fix it! I just want to read the next episodes of Million Dollar Bride and Love n Life.
Great, but just one thing..
This app is amazing, and I love all of the comics. All of the stories are unique and different in their own way. I love it.. buuuut... there’s this new thing that’s called a “Webtoon Policy,” and you can only read if you’re 18 or older.. which I understand, but what if you ARE 18 years or older? I’ve read some of the comments on one of the comics I was reading, and they said “This episode isn’t even inappropriate.” I’ve missed like 10 episodes because of this “Webtoon Policy.” Before I knew this, I was reading all of my comics thinking that I wasn’t missing anything, and the author was just remonding you that the comic has inappropriate language or something, but today was the day (after about a year and a half.. I think) that I figured out that I was missing out on episodes because of a Webtoon Policy. I even tried switching to one of my other accounts, and I still couldn’t read a bunch of episodes. I didn’t get this app to miss out on books I love to read. Something I don’t understand is.. why can some of the people reading the book see it, but some of them can’t? It makes no sense and is NOT fair. Webtoon, I love the app, but please fix this problem. If you can’t fix it, just please get rid of the “Webtoon Policy” and ask the authors to warn the readers that the content might be inappropriate. Thank you 🙂
By Instagram user?
I don’t want to hate on anything that would get more revenue for creators... But daily pass is just ridiculous! If a WEBTOON is completed, it’ll get Daily pass slapped on it and once again readers are unable to read it unless they read one chapter a day ( which is all I get for the pass ) or spend more coins. I’m a broke student, and even if I did have money I unfortunately have other things I could spend it on that would be more permanent. From my understanding of Daily pass, you don’t get to keep the episode free? So why would I spend coins on it if I’m basically just renting it for fourteen days? It doesn’t make sense, and it’s really unappealing for those fans that want to binge read without having to wait for updates. WEBTOON apparently doesn’t understand the joy of reading a finished comic in one sitting, otherwise they wouldn’t have added this feature. I won’t spend coins on it, and because of that I most likely will never finish reading, or even start reading, a lot of good comics that I could help support with my poor means by giving a like here and a comment there. The policy changes really hurt a lot of comics and creators, and I guess I understood why they did it ( for all the children downloading apps with age limits ) but Daily pass is like shooting themselves in the foot! I don’t get it at all, and I gave it three stars, because I’m actually upset about this. Daily Pass needs to be revised, or removed. Thank you for coming to my Ted Talk.
What’s up with daily pass?
I don’t understand what happened. I was with WEBTOON before all the fast/daily pass stuff and it was fine. Then came along fast pass. Okay besides that fact that you will have to wait 3 weeks if you fast pass all the episodes and the “FAST PASS GANG WHERE YOU AT??” comments, everything was fine. But then came along daily pass. I was going to reread Days of Hana when all of a sudden I scroll down a few episodes and I see this ridiculous thing called daily pass. And I get about 2 free episodes of the series a day. I moved on to see if Bastard had it as well (I never finished Bastard and I heard it was good so this genuinely upset me) and I saw the same thing. I now realize that I only get about 2 free daily pass thingies a day. So now it makes things frustrating because I can’t even binge read good WEBTOONs that are finished because of this ridiculous system. It’s discouraging for new readers to want to finish it because it will take them around 2 months to even finish an ALREADY FINISHED webtoon, and it’s not like there’s a system I noticed to get extra daily passes (I don’t even know what happens if you run out of passes because I never used them). The absolute only reason I even gave some stars was because of the fact that I really enjoy the webtoons on the app. Other than that it’s not as appealing as before and I will return the extra 2 stars if you realize daily pass just isn’t working and you take it away.
I say almost, because Webtoons does ONE thing wrong every single time no matter how many complaints they get. They ALWAYS sent push notifications with spoilers for really good/popular comics. It doesn’t happen very often, but it’s always when a really important moment happens in a storyline. I wish they would stop, because I really hate spoilers.
Asides from that, the app is wonderful. I’ve been using it and actively spending money as well for a couple years now and I’ve been introduced to so many amazing authors and their stories. The range of art and genres is so fresh and new. 99% of the stories are updated once a week, so it gives me something to look forward to everyday because they don’t all update on the same day. It’s all up to the author. I love knowing that I’m directly supporting these artists/writers and their dreams. The app is incredibly easy to navigate, super organized from setting a push notifications for the stories you care about whereas you can still see every story you’re subscribed to regardless of the push note, on the same page. It never glitches, and it also allows some brief animation and soundtracks too. This app is going to get much more popular over time, I’m sure of that. How can it not? Good job Webtoons, keep being nice to your authors and stay true!
Great App But What’s With Daily Pass?
A year back, I would’ve given this app a 5/5 stars. It used to be flawless and perfect in my eyes. Until this year when I finally decided to read ‘Days of Hana’ again. As a person who had followed the series often and didn’t have an account, I enjoyed checking back to see if it had updated or not. I stopped reading it when it finished, deciding to see what other Webtoon I could read.
Now, in quarantine, I finally decided to read ‘Orange Marmalade’! I had heard that it was a great story and wanted to read it, though when I went to it, I saw this red sign above the episodes and (I believe) an alarm clock of some sort, I may be wrong though. I didn’t pay any attention to it until I hit the part where it said I couldn’t read anymore. It was so strange! What was it and why was it asking me to wait another day to read it and spend coins on it? I’ve read countless completed Webtoons and this is completely unreasonable. Why would you charge someone to read a completed Webtoon? Is it the Webtoon creator’s choice or is it that Webtoon chooses which one to put Daily Pass on? Or is it all of them? I don’t know but what I do know is that once other Webtoons are completed, Daily Pass will certainly be on many of them. So to earn the 2 stars that I have excluded because of the Daily Pass, please take this in consideration to get the 2 stars back and maybe take the Daily Pass out. Thank you.
For Sure Love WEBTOON but not the new policy
WEBTOON is definitely the app I would go to for comics that I love reading (on a daily basis). The WEBTOON authors are absolutely amazing and so is the app itself. At first there doesn’t seem to be a problem with anything really. But the new policy for mature content is probably the main reason why I’m only giving this a 3-star rating. I feel as if it doesn’t seem fair for WEBTOON authors who love posting their comics on here feel less appreciated when their comics are taken down because of only a bit of NSFW content. Not only does it not seem fair it’s also not letting the readers enjoy the authors comics and stories. The readers won’t be able to look forward to the authors updates or comics because they were taken done for containing a bit of mature content. While, yes, it may be inappropriate for younger readers who have downloaded this app and wants to read/enjoy comics online. Doesn’t mean webtoons has to take down the whole comic because authors make sure either at the beginning (or towards the certain part of when the mature content is gonna start) of the update that there would contain mature content and to that extent the younger readers can skip the certain part and wouldn’t have to worry about looking at something not fit for their age. Besides all this I’m trying to clear the fact that the new policy is not right for the authors and readers who want to enjoy the content the authors post.
I love you but hate the new policy
Webtoon is the best app that u can read amazing free comics the authors are incredible! And the so are the stories they wright and illustrate! I’ve always loved it ! And always will BUT -_- ugh we all know THE NEW RULE!!! okay I understand webtoon is 9+ but have you seen some of the comics? ;-; there clearly 18+ and the new rule is making it hard for some Authors to continue their story’s! And there having to go to Tapas(and some Authors can’t) and the readers are also getting extremely mad at this rule and eventually webtoon is not gonna have 5 stars but 1 all were asking is to plz change the rule ! And we’re all gonna end up happy and I know for a fact that webtoon knows about this problem and the angry readers like me writing this over and over again until eventually u fix this. and webtoon if u know about this why won’t u fix it? Is it because maybe some kids find the 18+ comics and the parents write an angry complain about it? (First that’s on the kids -_- if it says 18+ it’s 18+) and maybe why u won’t change the rule but hear me out just make webtoon 18+ and maybe it’s not that simple and that’s why u won’t change it... but I will give webtoon 5 starts if u change this and so will everyone else Love u and always will! -_- till u change the new rule Love a reader who wants this to change.
At first it was good...
By Kate Zhang's comments
This app was recommended from a friend and I tried it, and I was like WOW! This is amazing! I read this comic called True Beauty and I really recommend you to read it! The art was amazing and the story was really interesting! I literally speeded through like 86 episodes but then, on 87, it said I have to either pay 5 coins wich is 99 cents for wait a week! I don’t have a credit card! Well, I don’t have a credit card because I am 12, but still! I really liked the comic, so I waited a week and I watched it and then it said it AGAIN! I have to pay 5 coins or wait a week! I’m sorry, but it just pisses me off to have such a good comic and then, I waited another week. When it came to the 3rd time, I swear, I could of flipped out! Overall, this app is ok. It’s like any other app that tries to convince you that it’s really good (wich it is) but then you have to pay more to keep getting the good stuff. It’s just like any ordinary app trying to hook you and get money. But I just need the whole app to be freakin free! Is that to much to ask? If you don’t have money in your credit card or don’t even have a credit card and you don’t want your heart to be crushed then do not get this app! If you have money in your credit card then I really recommend using this app! Especially the comic I was reading called True Beauty! The art is the best and the stories are really interesting! Thank you for listening to my review!