It appears that once you write a description in the dashboard view of a Carto map (where it says "Add description...") the text is un-editable. Is there a way to edit the text?

The map on the left shows before text is entered, the map on the right shows after text has been entered and cannot be edited.

  • Are you using CARTO Editor or BUILDER? Are you referring to Editor's text overlay elements or map metadata description? We need more information to help you here. – ramiroaznar Aug 3 '18 at 19:01
  • I'm using builder, I am referring to when you view your maps on the dashboard and each map says "Add description...". I wrote a description, published the map, and now I need to edit the description. Is that possible? – Asia Sageman Aug 3 '18 at 19:31
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    Could you update your post with that info? Also, could you add screenshots/gifs of the place you cannot update the description? – ramiroaznar Aug 3 '18 at 19:34

You cannot edit an existing description or tags from your dashboard. You will need to open the map and change the metedata.

1-Open the map submenu and click on Edit metadata....


2-Edit the DESCRIPTION and save it.


Editing your map info from the dashboard is a nice feature to have so I will pass your feedback to CARTO's Product Managers and designers (disclaimer: I work at CARTO).

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