Non-standard: This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

-webkit-text-security is a non-standard CSS property that obfuscates characters in a <form> field (such as <input> or <textarea>) by replacing them with a shape. It only affects fields that are not of type=password.


-webkit-text-security: circle;
-webkit-text-security: disc;
-webkit-text-security: square;
-webkit-text-security: none;

/* Global values */
-webkit-text-security: inherit;
-webkit-text-security: initial;
-webkit-text-security: revert;
-webkit-text-security: revert-layer;
-webkit-text-security: unset;

Formal definition

Value not found in DB!

Formal syntax

Error: could not find syntax for this item


Obscuring a text input

Try typing in the field below. If your browser supports this property, the characters should be visually replaced with squares.


<label for="name">Name:</label> <input type="text" name="name" id="name" />


input {
  -webkit-text-security: square;



Not part of any standard.

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also