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.
- In the top-right corner of a Chrome window, click the Chrome menu icon.
- Select New Incognito Window.
- A new window will open with a gray figure in the top-right corner.
- 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.
- In the top-right corner of a Chrome window, tap the menu icon.
- Tap New Incognito Tab.
To learn more, visit Google's documentation.
- From a Safari window, click the File menu.
- Select New Private Window.
- A new window will open with a dark address and search field and white text.
- 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.
- In the bottom-right corner of a Safari window, tap the pages icon.
- Tap Private.
To learn more, visit Apple's documentation.
- From a Firefox window, click the Firefox menu icon.
- Select New Private Window.
- A new window will open with a purple mask icon in the top-right corner.
- To stop using Private Browsing, close the Private Window.
For more information about Firefox’s Private Browsing, visit Mozilla’s documentation.
- At the bottom of a Firefox window, tap the Tab icon.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tap New Private Tab.
To learn more, visit Mozilla's documentation for Android devices.
- From an Internet Explorer window, click the Settings menu icon, choose Safety, then InPrivate Browsing.
- A new window will open with an InPrivate icon to the left of the address bar.
- 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.
- From a Microsoft Edge window, click the More (...) icon.
- Select New InPrivate window.
- A new window will open with a blue InPrivate icon in the top-left corner.
- Close the InPrivate browsing window to end private browsing.
To learn more about Microsoft Edge's InPrivate browsing, visit Microsoft's documentation.