Do private repls private the web view?

Just as the title says, I need my repl to be private. First, I need to know if you can still add others on a private repl. Second, will it private the web view?

Not entirely sure what you mean, but you can click “Open Website” and that won’t be private. However people won’t be able to access your Repl

The issue I have is people seeing the link (of the web view). Can I prevent against that?

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No unfortunately, unless you just don’t show them the link.

Is there any way to change the link (to make it really complicated)?

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Make the Repl’s name really complicated.

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what you could do is have a private webserver repl which returns the content only if you’re authorised by repl auth


This is a huge issue for us. For instance, Codepen allows “private” to be completely inaccessible within the internal search feature as well as any public browser-based web views. Having to setup security through a private web server is like telling me there’s no reason to use Replit, and that I should switch to a cheap VPS.

There should be a way to make Replit web URLs go to at least a placholder page stating that it’s a private project.