How to cancel a friend request on Facebook using a computer or mobile device
- You can easily cancel a friend request on Facebook that you’ve sent out before the individual accepts or rejects it.
- You can cancel friend requests on a computer or mobile device, and both methods are executed in a similar way.
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While Facebook has become a popular social media tool to connect with people, there are times when you send out friend requests by accident.
Fortunately, you can easily cancel friend requests before individuals accept or reject your requests.
Here’s how to do it on a computer and mobile device.
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How to cancel a friend request on Facebook using a computer
2. Locate and click on the icon that looks like silhouette of two individuals in the upper-right corner of the page.
3. Click “See All” at the bottom of the dropdown menu that showcases your friend requests (if you have any) as well as recommendations for people to friend on Facebook.
4. Click “View Sent Requests” at the top of the new page that appears.
5. On the next page, you will see a list of all the friend requests you have sent. Choose a friend request you wish to cancel by moving your cursor over the tab that says “Friend Request Sent.” Select the “Cancel Request” option from the dropdown menu to rescind your friend request to the individual.
How to cancel a friend request on Facebook using a mobile device
While you can only cancel friend requests by going into each individual’s Facebook page on the mobile app, you can log into the Facebook website on a browser on your mobile device to cancel friend requests the same way you do on a desktop.
2. Click the icon shaped like a silhouette of two individuals.
3. When your friend requests appear, click the down arrow located to the right side of the Friend Request tab then click “View Sent Requests.” You can switch between sent and received requests by clicking the down arrow.
4. Look through the friend request(s) you sent out and hit “Cancel.”
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