CSS backface-visibility Property

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div {
  position: relative;
  height: 100px;
  width: 100px;
  background-color: red;
  transform: rotateY(180deg);

#div1 {
  -webkit-backface-visibility: visible; /* Safari */
  backface-visibility: visible;

#div2 {
  -webkit-backface-visibility: hidden; /* Safari */
  backface-visibility: hidden;

Hello World!


The backface-visibility property is used to indicate whether the backside of an element is visible if the element is rotated to display the back.

Default value:visible
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

backface-visibility: visible|hidden|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
visible The back face is visible when turned towards the user.
hidden The back face is hidden, effectively making the element invisible when turned away from the user.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  backface-visibility: visible;
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