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Introducing Smarter Redirects

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Introducing Smarter Redirects

We just made Netlify’s redirect engine smarter.

Now redirect rules that would lead to a chain of subsequent redirects will always be flattened into one efficient redirect rule.

Before if you had a site on with a redirect from /blog to /news, with https enabled, then going to would trigger a chain of redirects:

Now our redirect engine is smart enough to detect that chain and redirect straight from to

All this happens straight on our CDN nodes, so the extra roundtrip time when people get redirected is as low as possible.

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