Preview as

Preview your app as different users will see it

Most apps rely on user-specific data. In other words, apps can look and behave differently, depending on who's using it. As you design your app, it's important to be able to preview these different scenarios. To do this, we use Preview As.

The Preview As Flyout Menu

The Preview As feature can be accessed by clicking on the Preview As icon on the left hand side of Glide. Here you'll see a list of all users that have access to your app. When you click on any of the users on that list, Glide will then display what that user would see.

This will also work in the Data Editor if you have used User-specific columns.

See user profiles in the preview as menu

In order for the preview as dropdown to show your app's users, your app needs to have User Profiles enabled. If your app uses Roles, you will also see their role in the dropdown.

If you don't have User Profiles enabled, you will still be able to preview user-specific data – but you will have to enter the user's exact email address – as opposed to searching for their name or role.