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How to Use the "Live Preview" on Universal App
How to Use the "Live Preview" on Universal App

With the Live Preview, you can see exactly how your Universal App will look and behave to your readers.

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Written by Natasha
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You can launch the Live Preview whenever and from wherever you are on your Universal App Admin.

The Live Preview button is on the screen's top-right, next to the Help Center. It will launch a new tab where you can see the front end of your Universal App (UA) as a logged-in reader.

How to launch Live Preview from inside the Universal App admin

Depending on which menu you are in the UA admin when you launch it, the Live Preview will take you to the Reader’s View of that very page, no matter the assigned unlock type or whether it's been published or not.

So, for example, if you hit the Live Preview from a non-published Collection detail page with the Subscribe unlock type, it will launch the preview of the unlocked version of that Collection or issue on your UA.

Live Preview from readers point of view

Share the Live Preview URL with others

You can share the live preview URL with your teammates by right-clicking the Desktop view button and clicking Copy Link Address. You can also open it on a new tab and copy-paste the URL.

To use Live Preview on mobile, check out this article.

What's the next step?

Continue preparing your Universal App homepage by completing the bonus missions below. Don't forget to launch the Live Preview to see how the changes will be shown from your reader's point of view.

Bonus Mission



Add another Collection Slider to your UA Homepage


Add an Advertisement block to your homepage

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Add a CTA block to encourage your readers to enable a Push Notification from your app


Have more questions? Feel free to reach out to our live chat at the bottom right corner of your Universal App dashboard or send an email to

Visit the help playlist to get started with your Universal App here.

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