It modifies the browser history, so the URL won’t change, but the “location” object will, since it’s internal state got updated

As in the article, if you do const location = useLocation() in a component, this component *should* re-render since the browser location object has changed.

If this doesn’t happen, make sure you follow the setup instructions correctly by passing tthe same history object to both your <Router> component and your routerMiddleware .