Redirects in ReactJS

 ReactJS is a popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. One of the common tasks in any web application is navigation, which includes redirecting from one page to another. In this blog post, we will explore different ways to handle redirects in ReactJS.

Redirecting to an External URL

Redirecting to an external URL in ReactJS can be achieved using plain JavaScript. The `window.location.replace()` method is used for this purpose¹. Here's an example:

function RedirectExample() {

    useEffect(() => {

      const timeout = setTimeout(() => {


      }, 3000);


      return () => clearTimeout(timeout);

    }, []);


    return <>Will redirect in 3 seconds...</>;


In the above example, the `RedirectExample` component will redirect to '' after 3 seconds¹.

Navigating to Another Page

Often, by "redirect" people actually mean "navigate". To navigate to another page, set the `window.location.href` property with the URL¹. Here's how you can do it:

window.location.href = '';

This will add a new entry in the navigation history, instead of replacing the current one, so the user will be able to go back¹.

Redirect Using React-Router

React-Router is a popular library used with React for client-side navigation. It doesn't handle redirects to external URLs, but it's perfect for navigating between pages in your React app¹.

Here's an example of how to use React-Router for redirects:

import { useEffect } from 'react';

import { Route, Routes, useNavigate } from 'react-router-dom';

function RedirectReactRouterExample() {

  return (


      <Route path="/" element={<Index />} />

      <Route path="about" element={<About />} />




function About() {

  return <div>About</div>;


function Index() {

  const navigate = useNavigate();

  useEffect(() => {

    setTimeout(() => {

      navigate('/about', { replace: true });

    }, 3000);

  }, []);

  return <div>Redirecting...</div>;


export default RedirectReactRouterExample;

In the above example, the `Index` component will redirect to the `About` page after 3 seconds¹.

That's it! We've covered the basics of redirects in ReactJS. Whether you're redirecting to an external URL or navigating within your React app, these methods should cover most of your needs. Happy coding!