Not seeing your beautiful new website or social media pages? Your browser cache may not have caught up with reality. Internet browsers like Chrome, Safari and Firefox are designed to help make your browsing experience more efficient by saving snapshots of the websites you visit. When you return, your browser will pull up that saved version to display for you rather than reloading the actual version of the website. This can be confusing when you launch a new website as it may appear that the old one is still live. How long the browser will save the cached version depends on settings and your ISP. It will naturally resolve itself fairly quickly through browser restarts, system cleanups etc. but you may not want to wait.
- From the “Menu” button in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window, choose “More Tools” > “Clear browsing data…“.
- Press “CTRL” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys in Windows or Linux, or “Command” + “Shift” + “Delete” keys on MacOS.
- Select “Menu” > “Settings” > “Advanced” > “Clear browsing data…“.
- Select the period of time you wish to delete cached information using the “Clear the following items from” drop down menu. From there, you can choose “Cached images and files“.
- Select the “Clear browsing data” button, and Chrome will clear your cache.
- Firefox for Mac: On a Mac, choose Preferences from the Firefox menu
- Select the Privacy & Security or Privacy tab on the left.
- Select the Clear History button in the History section.