The Augmented Reality Text Messages app

Create words, phrases or even entire paragraphs in AR virtual reality and send them to any iPhone or iPad user!

Change text font, size and texture, and add 3D emojis.

Recipients can see and interact with your messages in AR even if they don't have the Textar app! (Requires iOS 14)

You can also take AR photos and videos, or send AR messages as customized QR codes.

Try it yourself! It's easy, it's fun and your friends can receive unlimited AR messages for free!

Appstore for iPhone and iPad
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Here's a quick look inside.


Create 3D text with emojis in your own real-world environment, then send it to your family & friends!

AR Text Messages

Send Augmented Reality text messages to any iPhone user, even if they don't have the Textar app! (requires iOS 14)

AR Photos & Videos

Take photos and videos of your AR messages. You can send these to anyone, including recipients who don't have iPhones.

QR Codes

Create customized QR codes to share your messages, or to promote your business or event.

Easy to Use

Precise positioning controls allow AR text and emojis to be located, moved and modified with ease and accuracy.

Text Styling

Easily control text size, width, font and depth. Choose from a range of textures including metal, wood, stone, glass and even fur!


As with any text message, you can add some impact and emotion by adding an emoji. Textar's 3D AR emojis can be easily resized, rotated and re-positioned.

Realistic AR

Apple's new Reality Kit enables text and emojis to cast realistic shadows and reflect the ambient light. 'People occlusion' allows people to pass both behind and in front of your objects.

Text Library

Save your favorite words, phrases and paragraphs to your personal text library for quick and easy re-use.

App Extension

You can send text straight to Textar from text apps such as Apple Notes, or from text selections in other apps like Safari. Look for the new Textar icon in your sharing menu.

Also for iPad

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Upgrade to the Textar Powerpack to unlock additional functionality.

Textar App

  • Messages: Unlimited
  • AR Text objects: 2
  • AR Emojis: 3
  • Textures: 6
  • Fonts: 2

Textar PowerPack

  • AR Text objects: Unlimited
  • AR Emojis: 32
  • Textures: 34
  • Fonts: 14
  • Create QR Codes


Some answers to a few common questions.

You can send AR text messages with emojis to anyone who has an iPhone or iPad and who has upgraded to iOS 14. They do not need to have the Textar app. Try it!

If some of your family or friends don't have an iPhone or iPad, you can still send them AR messages. Use the app to take a photo or video of your message and send them that instead.

Tap the QR icon to create a QR code which has your text message and emoji embedded in it. You can then send this as an image to anyone. Or you could print it and create stickers, or add it to the promotional material for your business or event.

Anyone who scans the code will see your message in AR!

Augmented Reality works best with flat surfaces in good light.

Text and emojis can be attached to both horizontal and vertical surfaces.

Scan the surface by slowly rotating your device up and down, left and right, and also by moving it slowly towards and away from the surface. Only small movements are required.

If the object doesn't sit straight when it's first placed, simply double-tap to re-seat it.

Either use the object selector on the first tab of the Control Panel. Or simply tap the object on the screen.

Single-Tap to select an AR object.

Double-Tap to reposition or re-seat an object.

Swipe Left or Right to spin the currently selected object 360 degrees.

Swipe Up or Down to jump or squash the currently selected object.

Swipe Down on the Control Panel to temporarily hide it.

Manipulating objects by touch is quite difficult to control and can result in unpredictable results and a frustrating experience.

Our Control Panel sliders enable accurate and easy positioning, even with many active AR objects of varying sizes.

Yes. Just Swipe it down. Tap the Gears icon to bring it back.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions, we'd be happy to hear from you.

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