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response.is_redirect – Python requests

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  • Last Updated : 01 Mar, 2020
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Python requests are generally used to fetch the content from a particular resource URI. Whenever we make a request to a specified URI through Python, it returns a response object. Now, this response object would be used to access certain features such as content, headers, etc. This article revolves around how to check the response.is_redirect out of a response object. response.is_redirect returns True if the response was redirected, otherwise False.

How to use response.is_redirect using Python requests?

To illustrate use of response.is_redirect, let’s ping To run this script, you need to have Python and requests installed on your PC.

Prerequisites –
Example code –

# import requests module
import requests
# Making a get request
response = requests.get('')
# print response
# print is_redirect Flag

Example Implementation –

Save above file as and run using

Output –


Check that False at the start of the output, it shows that is_redirect is False.

Advanced Concepts

There are many libraries to make an HTTP request in Python, which are httplib, urllib, httplib2, treq, etc., but requests is the one of the best with cool features. If any attribute of requests shows NULL, check the status code using below attribute.


If status_code doesn’t lie in range of 200-29. You probably need to check method begin used for making a request + the url you are requesting for resources.

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