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Using Private Browsing or Incognito mode

Private Browsing lets you view your site as visitors will see it. While you can also do this by opening your site in a different browser without logging in, private browsing allows you to stay in the same browser. We recommend using private browsing to:

  • Accept a contributor invitation to another Squarespace site. 
  • Open a password reset link.
  • View code or other third-party applications that don't render while logged in.

This guide explains how to open a new private tab or window in the latest version of our supported browsers.

Chrome

  1. In the top-right corner of a Chrome window, click the Chrome menu icon.
  2. Select New Incognito Window.
  3. A new window will open with a gray figure in the top-right corner.
  4. Close the window to end Incognito mode.
Tip: You can also open an incognito window using keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + Shift + N on Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS or + Shift + N on a Mac).

For more information about Chrome’s Incognito mode, visit Google’s documentation.

Safari

  1. From a Safari window, click the File menu.
  2. Select New Private Window.
  3. A new window will open with a dark address and search field and white text.
  4. Close the Private Browsing window to end Private Browsing.

For more information about Safari’s Private Browsing, visit Apple’s documentation.

Note: Safari Private Browsing isn't supported for logging into your site.

Firefox

  1. From a Firefox window, click the Firefox menu icon.
  2. Select New Private Window.
  3. A new window will open with a purple mask icon in the top-right corner.
  4. To stop using Private Browsing, close the Private Window.

For more information about Firefox’s Private Browsing, visit Mozilla’s documentation.

Internet Explorer

  1. From an Internet Explorer window, click the Settings menu icon, choose Safety, then InPrivate Browsing.
  2. A new window will open with an InPrivate icon to the left of the address bar.
  3. To end your Private Browsing session, close the window.
Tip: You can also open a new Private Browsing window by pressing Ctrl + Shift + P or by opening a new tab and clicking Private Browsing at the bottom of the window.

To learn more about Internet Explorer’s InPrivate Browsing, visit Microsoft’s documentation.

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