Skip Redirect

Skip Redirect

Skip intermediary pages that some pages use before redirecting to a final page.

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What is Skip Redirect?

Skip Redirect is a Chrome extension by Sebastian Blask. This extension has 54,923 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.70, and is most similar to Easy Redirect && prevent Cryptojacking and ClearURLs. The latest version, 2.3.6, was updated a year ago.

Stats date:
Version: 2.3.6 (Last updated: 2022-03-11)
Creation date: 2019-11-15
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • clipboardWrite
  • contextMenus
  • notifications
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
Size: 122.88K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Skip Redirect (v2.3.6)
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Skip Redirect
Some web pages use intermediary pages before redirecting to a final page. This webextension tries to extract the final url from the intermediary url and goes there straight away if successful. As an example, try this url:


Please give feedback(see below) if you find websites where this fails or where you get redirected in a weird way when this add-on is enabled but not when it's disabled.

See the add-on's preferences (also available by clicking the toolbar icon) for options.

By default all URLs but the ones matching a no-skip-urls-list are checked for embedded URLs and redirects are skipped. Depending on the pages visited, this can cause problems. For example a dysfunctional login. The no-skip-urls-list can be edited to avoid these problems. There is also a skip-urls-list mode to avoid this kind of problem altogether. In skip-urls-list mode, all URLs for which redirects should be skipped need to be added to the skip-urls-list manually.

Some websites use multiple url parameters like this:

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Risk impact

Skip Redirect requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Skip Redirect if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Skip Redirect has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Can't download file with Google Drive. This extension repeats redirect until chrome said "ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS"
by I CC I CC, 2023-03-16

Still works very well for me! The blacklist feature (now called "No-skip-urls-list") supporting regular expressions is most welcome. So to avoid the most common headaches with this enabled (though it's just as easy to temporarily switch it Off when necessary), I add these domains to my "No-skip-urls-list" list:
by Moo Scree Moo Scree, 2023-02-18

Не работает
by Ivan Ivanov Ivan Ivanov, 2023-02-03
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