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How to get current_url using Selenium in Python?

  • Last Updated : 06 Mar, 2020

While doing work with selenium many URL get opened and redirected in order to keeping track of URL current_url method is used. The current_url method is used to retrieve the URL of the webpage the user is currently accessing. It gives the URL of the current webpage loaded by the driver in selenium.

URL : URL is the abbreviation of Uniform Resource Locator and is defined as the global address of documents and other resources on the World Wide Web, for example, to visit GeeksforGeeks website, you’ll go to the URL https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/ .

Syntax :

driver.current_url

Argument :

It takes no argument.



Return value :
It return the URL in string format.

Code 1:




# Importing webdriver from selenium
from selenium import webdriver
  
# Here chrome webdriver is used
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
  
# URL of the website 
  
# Opening the URL
driver.get(url)
  
# Getting current URL
get_url = driver.current_url
  
# Printing the URL
print(get_url)

Output :

https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/

Code 2:




# Importing webdriver from selenium
from selenium import webdriver
  
# Here chrome webdriver is used
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
  
# URL of the website 
  
# Getting current URL
get_url = driver.current_url
  
# Printing the URL
print(get_url)
  
# Opening the URL
driver.get(url)
  
# Getting current URL
get_url = driver.current_url
  
# Printing the URL
print(get_url)

Output :

data:,
https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/

Note: Here “data:, ” is printed because at that time no webpage is opened.

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