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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

Desktop Mobile
  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.

  1. In the top-right corner of a Chrome window, tap the menu icon.
  2. Tap New Incognito Tab.

To learn more, visit Google's documentation.

Safari

Desktop Mobile
  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.
  1. In the bottom-right corner of a Safari window, tap the pages icon.
  2. Tap Private.

To learn more, visit Apple's documentation.

Firefox

Desktop Mobile
  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.

iOS

  1. At the bottom of a Firefox window, tap the Tab icon.
  2. Tap the mask button, and then tap the new tab button to open a new private tab.

To learn more, visit Mozilla's documentation for iOS devices.

Android

  1. In the top-right corner of a Firefox window (or at the bottom of the page, depending on your device) tap the Firefox Menu button.
  2. Tap New Private Tab.

To learn more, visit Mozilla's documentation for Android devices.

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, visit Microsoft’s Internet Explorer documentation.

Microsoft Edge

  1. From a Microsoft Edge window, click the More (...) icon.
  2. Select New InPrivate window.
  3. A new window will open with a blue InPrivate icon in the top-left corner.
  4. Close the InPrivate browsing window to end private browsing.

To learn more, visit Microsoft's Edge documentation

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