Redirect to the last visited page
We are thinking to redirect users, when visiting our website, to the their last visited page. The flow will be:
- User is in a page of our site, let's name it Collection Page
- User closes the website
- User visits again the website by typing on the url the homepage
- In that case redirect the user to the last visited page "Colletion Page" of his previous session
What do you think about it? Is it a good or bad UX?
An example of a good use case for directing user to the last page visited would be if your site was a discussion/forum type of site.
So let's say the user views a particular discussion thread, and that thread has many comments on it. The first time the user clicks on the thread it should take them to the original posts with comments under it sorted in chronological order.
But say the user only reads a few comments and exits the thread. If they decide to navigate back to the thread, it should take them to the last comment that they viewed.