How to cancel a friend request on Facebook

How to cancel a friend request on Facebook
How to cancel a friend request on Facebook
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If you've sent a friend request by mistake or received an unwanted one, you can delete them from the Facebook site or the phone app.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Use the Facebook site

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 1

Step 1. Go to

Use the link or type the address into a browser and press Enter.

If you are not automatically signed in, sign in

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 2

Step 2. Open the friends section

Click on the icon which represents two human silhouettes and which is located in the upper right part of the window.

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 3

Step 3. Delete an incoming request

Click Delete Request next to the friend request sent to you.

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 4

Step 4. Cancel an outgoing request

There are several steps to follow to get there.

  • Click in the search bar at the top of the screen.
  • Type the name of the person to whom you sent a friend request.
  • Click on their profile.
  • Click on Request sent. The button is located to the right of the person's name at the top of their profile page.
  • Click on Cancel the request, then click again Cancel the request to confirm.

Method 2 of 2: Use the phone app

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 5

Step 1. Launch the Facebook application

It's a blue icon with an "F" in the middle.

If you are not automatically signed in, sign in to the app

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 6

Step 2. Press ☰

The button is located at the bottom right if you are on iPhone or at the top right if you are on Android.

  • On iPad, tap Requests at the bottom of the screen. It is an icon that represents two human figures.
Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 7

Step 3. Tap Friends

It is an icon that represents two human figures.

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 8

Step 4. Click Request

The button is located at the top of the screen.

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 9

Step 5. Tap Remove

If you want to delete a request that you have received.

Cancel a Friend Request on Facebook Step 10

Step 6. Cancel a sent request

Click Cancel to cancel a request you sent.

  • On iPhone or iPad, if you don't see the option to cancel in the screen of Requests, type the name of the person to whom you sent the request in the search bar. Then, click on their profile and press to cancel right at the top of their profile page.

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