Text in Compose

Text is a central piece of any UI, and Jetpack Compose makes it easier to display or write text. Compose leverages composition of its building blocks, meaning you don’t need to overwrite properties and methods or extend big classes to have a specific composable design and logic working the way you want.

As its base, Compose provides a BasicText and BasicTextField, which are the barebones to display text and handle user input. At a higher level, Compose provides Text and TextField, which are composables following Material Design guidelines. It’s recommended to use them as they have the right look and feel for users on Android, and includes other options to simplify their customization without having to write a lot of code.