User Editable Text - Is it a thing or not?

Apparently it was an intended functionality at some point, as described in official docs https://sparkar.facebook.com/ar-studio/learn/articles/2D/editable-text

However, I see comments online that it is either disabled altogether, or limited to Facebook platform. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SparkARcommunity/permalink/964747263937316

Does anyone know the current (and future) status of this feature? Is there any officially published live document that tracks feature deprecation? I keep running into issues where the official docs suggest possibilities to clients and then I have the joy of trying it out and telling them it doesn’t work. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

_Will

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You’ll probably get the joy of telling them it’s not possible :slightly_smiling_face:. I’ve heard it’s only available on Facebook (it was never available for instagram), but I once tried to use it for a FB effect and couldn’t get it to work; you can try, just try to get the keyboard or input method to display, if you can’t get it to display then it’s not available (Last time I couldn’t get it to display)…

You can use a Picker + Tap combo to make a keyboard but it’s not a good UX, examples:

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Validate me please (SPN Trophy)

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