Modifying URL without reloading the Page in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to modify the URL without reloading the page with the help of JavaScript.

History API provides us some useful methods which are used to manipulate the browser history stack.

replaceState method

The replaceState() method accepts three arguments which are data,title, url by using these arguments it updates the url without reloading the page.

Example:

//history.replaceState(data,title,url);

history.replaceState({page:2},'JavaScript','/javascript/');

data: It is an object where we can store some data related to that url.

title: It contains data related to the title of the webpage.

url : The url you need to add.

pushState method

We can also have pushState() method which also works similar like replaceMethod() but pushState() method creates the new entry into the history stack instead of replacing the old entry.

Example:

history.pushState({page:2},'JavaScript','/javascript/');