How to Hide the reCAPTCHA Badge?

The reCAPTCHA badge typically appears at the bottom right corner of the web page where the reCAPTCHA widget is embedded. It usually looks like a small badge with the Google logo and the text “Protected by reCAPTCHA” or “This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. The purpose of this badge is to let users know that the site is protected by Google’s reCAPTCHA service and to provide a link to more information about reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy.

Why is there a “Protected by reCAPTCHA?” badge?

If you use reCAPTCHA, you need to include a disclaimer on every page where reCAPTCHA is loaded. This disclaimer can take the form of a badge or a simple text link to Google’s privacy policy and terms.

Protected by reCAPTCHA

Can I hide the reCAPTCHA badge?

The reCAPTCHA Terms of Service require any site using reCAPTCHA to display the reCAPTCHA badge to users. Hiding the reCAPTCHA badge without displaying the required disclaimer and links to the privacy policy and terms of service may violate these terms.

How to hide reCAPTCHA badge?

Apply CSS to your website as below:

.grecaptcha-badge { visibility: hidden; }

then make sure that the reCAPTCHA branding is visible in the user flow with the following text:

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google <a href="">Privacy Policy</a> and <a href="">Terms of Service</a> apply.

How do I hide the reCAPTCHA badge on a WordPress website?

In your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance -> Customize -> Additional CSS and add the above CSS code.

CSS code to hide the reCAPTCHA badge in WordPress

Next, we need to add a privacy and terms notice to our form to let our users know that we use reCAPTCHA. Remember, you need to include this if you hide the badge.

Form protected by reCAPTCHA

No CAPTCHA, no badge solution?

Maybe you don’t want to have a badge or a notice on your form and want to keep it clean from noise. Some other reasons why people don’t want to use reCAPTCHA is because it slows down your website, makes it inaccessible and raises privacy concerns. If you are looking for an alternative solution, OOPSpam API and OOPSpam WordPress plugin works in the background, never interacts with your visitors, has no impact on your website speed.

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