Does AppLoading support child tags? (Loading... 59%)

I want to put some text (e.g., “Loading… 59%”) within (i.e.,: ON TOP) of the AppLoading tag. I’m not seeing any text and am wondering if inner tags are ignored?

                    <View style={styles.backdropView}>
                        <Text style={styles.headline}>Headline</Text>
    backdropView: {
        height: 120,
        width: 320,
        backgroundColor: 'rgba(255,0,0,1)',
    headline: {
        fontSize: 30,
        textAlign: 'center',
        backgroundColor: 'rgba(255,0,0,1)',
        color: 'red'

<AppLoading/> doesn’t support child elements. It’s not a typical React component, and rather is a sentinel for the app to decide whether to remove the loading screen. You can see what it eventually boils down to here:

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