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When does Figma override text content in component instances?

When does Figma decide to override the text content in an instance of a component? In this article it says that

Figma will keep any changes you’ve made to text layers if the name of the text layer is the same between components. Figma will also check if the text layer’s hierarchy is similar.

However, I tested this by changing the text layer names and the content was still preserved across instances. Also, I am unclear on what “the text layer’s hierarchy is similar” means.

This came about yesterday when I accidentally overrode all of my unique text content in my instances, and I can’t figure out what I did in the Master to make that happen. Thanks!

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