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description: How to upgrade from one version of Lazysodium to the next.
# Upgrading
## From 2.x.x
If you're on Lazysodium version 2 and you want to upgrade to version 3, then there are a few things that have been added which you need to note.
### added
All `cryptoSecretBoxKeygen` functions now return a `Key`. A `Key` holds a bunch of bytes that represent maybe a master key, or a subkey, or any type of key. The reason why Lazysodium chose to use this was mainly because users of the library were getting confused as to what to put into functions like:
secretBoxLazy.cryptoSecretBoxEasy(String message, byte[] nonce, String key);
As you can see, the above function takes in a String key but does it take a hexadecimal key or a normal plain key? Users may want to input their own keys, or they may want to generate a key using `cryptoSecretBoxKeygen`. In the former scenario, the user may input something like "a\_key\_that\_is\_32\_bytes" but the latter may generate something like "12ABEDAED21". The above function is actually expecting a hexadecimal string, so a user inputting "a\_key\_that\_is\_32\_bytes" would generate something incorrect.
So as a result of number 1 above, we replaced the String key with an object `Key`. To create a `Key` object, you now are required to understand what the string is. You should choose one of the following:
// Choose this if the key is a hexadecimal string.
// Choose this if the key is a plain string.
// Choose this if the key in byte format
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