Effects made in older versions of Spark AR Studio may need to be updated and resubmitted to Spark AR Hub, so they work properly and keep appearing in the Instagram or Facebook camera. Currently, we guarantee effects will work for 6 months before you need to update them.
If an effect needs to be updated you’ll get an email or notification on Facebook, and see a warning in Spark AR Hub.
How to update an effect depends on whether it was:
Later versions of Spark AR Studio are available on both macOS and Windows. Becuase Spark AR Studio is updated regularly, these new versions are different from early macOS only releases. This means you’ll need to follow some extra steps to update effects made in v55 or eariler. You should:
The effect will now be updated. Next you’ll need to export it and submit it to Spark AR Hub.
Once you've updated to the most recent version of Spark AR Studio, check your effect still works and fix any issues.
To do this:
You can either submit the file as an update of the original effect or as a completely new effect. For example, you’d submit a new effect if you want to make it available on Instagram.
We'll review the updated effect to make sure there aren't any issues to address. You won't be able to edit the effect during this time. The previous version of your effect will still be available in the camera until the new version is approved.