Updating Spark AR Studio

Updating Spark AR Studio

We release a new version of Spark AR Studio every other week. Read the changelog to find out what's new.

You’ll need to create new effects and submit updates to effects from recent versions of Spark AR Studio, because older versions are deprecated.

You can still install and use multiple versions of Spark AR Studio on the same machine - for example if you’re targeting an older Engine SDK or don’t want to update a project to a newer version.

You’ll also need to update your effects from time to time.

When you need to update Spark AR Studio

After we’ve released a new version you’ll only be able to submit new effects to be published or update existing effects if the projects were created in the latest version of Spark AR Studio, or one of the previous 10 before that. For example, when we release v77 you’ll be able to submit effects created in v67 and onwards, but not v66.

Effects created in deprecated versions will still work, but will need updating eventually so they continue to work in the Facebook or Instagram cameras. Currently we guarantee they’ll work for 6 months after being published.

Installing multiple versions of Spark AR Studio

Only one version of the app can run at a time.

On Windows

If an older version is detected on your machine, you’ll be asked whether you want to keep previous versions of Spark AR Studio during the installation process. If you agree to keep previous versions, the new version will be installed separately. You’ll be able to access all versions through the main menu.

On Mac machines

You can either start Spark AR Studio directly from app bundle or copy the bundle into Applications folder and access multiple app versions from there.

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