How to Cancel Sent Friend Request On Facebook

Facebook is a Great social networking site, it allows you to send friend requests to other Facebook users and also accept friend request from other Facebook users. If not friends then there is no Facebook in the world. It is running just like a chain with the power of friendship. Facebook is a great place to have fun and spend your loose time without being bored.


So in this article we going to discuss how to cancel sent friend request on Facebook with Android, iPhone and PC. If you have sent a friend request to any unknown person by an error, you can cancel the request easily by following any of the below steps. Facebook does not encourage you to send friend requests to people you don't know, so always send friend requests to only the people you know to avoid being restricted or banned from Facebook.

While cancelling the friend request on Facebook, always remember that it automatically enables Follow option, you will be in his/her Followers list even after you have cancelled the request. In order to un-follow the person, you must click/tap the ‘Following’ button which works as toggle and click unfollow to remove you from the person’s ‘Followers’ list.

How To View Sent Friend Requests on Facebook Lite

Sometimes we send friend request to someone on Facebook but later we forgot it and we may want to know if the friend request was accepted or declined in Future. So below steps is going to show you ‘ how to see sent friend requests on Facebook Lite. With this method you could see your sent friend request both in Facebook lite and in any Mobile Browser.
  • Open Facebook Lite App
  • Click on three lines on upper right corner.
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  • Then find Settings option and tap on it
  • After this, find Activity Log option and click on it.
  • Then click on Filters select Categories.
  • Tap on Your Connections.
  • Then find ‘Sent friend requests' and tap on it.
  • The next page is the list of all your sent friend request was sent by you.
  • Locate any one you wish to cancel and tap on the user's profile.
  • Now, tap on Cancel and the friend request will be canceled immediately.
For you to delete all of them click on the name of person then you will redirected to its profile then simple click on cancel, do this one after the other until you delete all.

If you want to view the list of all your sent friend requests continue reading as this cannot be done with the Facebook default application or on Facebook lite, but can be done in your mobile browser.

How to View Sent Requests on Facebook via Mobile Browser

For you to be able to do this, You have to download and install the latest version of Chrome Browser.
  • Open your App Drawer, locate and launch the Chrome Browser.
  • Login to your Facebook account.
  • Tap on the Find Friends icon.
  • You will see a list of your Incoming Friend Requests that you can accept or decline on the next page that comes up.
  • Tap on the drop down arrow beside Friend Requests.
  • Now, Tap on View Sent Requests.
  • On the Next Page you will see the list of your Sent Requests.
  • Now Click on Cancel Request.
  • Alternatively, you can visit Facebook outgoing request page HERE with your Facebook app or any Mobile Browser that you are currently signed in on Facebook to view Sent Requests immediately and Cancel the ones you wish to cancel.

How do I cancel a friend request I sent to someone on Facebook?

You might send a friend request to someone on Facebook by mistake or after going through their profile and you noticed that the Facebook user is not who you want to send a request. So if you want to cancel a friend request you sent to someone immediately after sending it
  • Tap on the Search Box.
  • Type the name of the person you sent a friend request to.
  • Go to their profile by selecting their name when it appears.
  • Tap Cancel below their profile picture.
  • The friend request will be canceled and the Facebook user will no longer see the option to accept or decline your friend request.
NOTE: You can't cancel a friend request if it's already been accepted. In this case all you have to do is to unfriend the person.

How to Cancel Sent Friend Requests on iPhone

In this section I will be showing you how to cancel sent friend request on your Facebook account via iPhone. Facebook for iPhone has a tab Outgoing in Facebook Friends page which displays all your sent friend requests.
  • Open your iPhone App Drawer.
  • Locate and Launch Facebook.
  • Login to your Facebook Account.
  • Tap on the Facebook Menu Icon which is located at the bottom right corner of the app.
  • Tap on Friends, which displays the list of all your friends on Facebook.
  • Now, tap on Outgoing.
  • This is where all your sent friend requests will be displayed just like in the image below.
  • Mine was saying No Outgoing Requests.
  • So if you have an outgoing request, tap on Cancel to cancel the outgoing request.

So that is all about how to view and cancel sent friend requests on Facebook for iPhone and iPad users.

How to View and Cancel Sent Requests on Facebook Via PC

If you have a PC and you want to cancel sent friend request on Facebook, all you have to do is to launch your web browser and visit www.facebook.com and login to your Facebook account. 
  • Locate the Friend Friends on the upper right corner of Facebook, then click it
  • On the Next Screen Click on View Sent Requests.
  • You will see the list of your pending sent friend requests
  • Move the cursor point to “Friend Request Sent” button. (A small popup window will appear. ) Then click CANCEL REQUEST from the popup window.

You can visit Facebook outgoing friend requests list to quickly see your pending sent friend request on your PC web browser or Switch your mobile browser to PC mode. This method is very Slow.

So this is all on how to cancel sent friend request on Facebook, either with your Android, iPhone or your PC web Browser.

How To Get Rid Of Facebook Friend

If you want to get rid of a Facebook friend, all you have to do is to follow the below steps:
  • Tap on the Search Box.
  • Type the name of the Friend you want to get rid of.
  • Go to their profile by selecting their name when it appears.
  • Tap on the ... button
  • Tap On Block

How to Find out Who Unfriended you on Facebook

You may have checked out the your Facebook friend list and find out that some of the people are no longer friend with you, that the number of your Facebook Friends has decreased. So this shows that they have unfriended you, blocked you or deactivated their own account. So today I will be showing you how to find out who unfriended you on Facebook.

Method 1 is to Manually investigate particular person

In this section, we'll manually investigate the particular person who you think has unfriended you on Facebook. You can try these methods -

1. Search them in your friend list:

First thing you've to do is to search the person name in your Facebook friend list. Just go to your profile and move to Friends tab. If you find him, this means that the person is still a friend with you and thus you don't need to worry about anything.

If you don't find any results, there is clear sign that the person has either unfriended you or blocked you. Now lets take this investigation a step ahead.

2. Search them on Facebook:

Now search the name of the person on Facebook. If you can find them and their is an Add friend button on their profile, this means that the person has unfriended you.


On the other hand, if you don't find the profile in search results, just logout your Facebook account and search them directly once again. This time, you may find their profile. If yes, then the person is active and most probably, he has blocked you.

Sometimes, you won't be able to find the right person after logging out. This is because, their may be thousands of people with the same name and Facebook has no reference to show people who have mutual friends. If you don't find it, this doesn't means that the person isn't active.

Last but not least, try to find their profile by searching them from your different account. If you don't have any, create a new one or use your friend account. Make sure that it has few mutual friends with the person. If you can access their profile, this means that the person is active and most probably, he has blocked or unfriended you.

NOTE: Some people hide their profile from Facebook search so that no one can find them directly. Their privacy setting is adjusted in such a way that only mutual friends and the people who search them with email address or mobile number can find their profile. If you won't be able to find the person, don't give up and continue your investigation with other ways.

3. Visit the person's profile:

Another way to find whether the person has unfriended you on Facebook or not is to visit their profile directly by entering their profile link in URL tab. If you don't know what their profile link is, you should know their username. Many people keep same username everywhere. You can find it from their other social accounts like from Twitter or Instagram. Now for instance, if the username is wazobiawap, then the profile link will be something like this www.facebook.com/wazobiawap

After visiting the link, if you'll find an Add friend button on their profile, this means that the person has unfriended you. On the other hand, if it shows an error message or redirects you to the Facebook homepage, then the person has blocked your account.

To know the actual reality, visit that same link from different account, especially from one which has mutual friends. Also, try to visit it while logged out. If you can find their profile, there is a high chance that they've blocked you.

You can also use Google search engine to find their profile. To do that, search for their first and last name and add Facebook keyword after it. You can also add their work place and school name see image example below

Now again run the above experiment and find whether you can access their profile or not.

4. Ask mutual friends: You can ask your mutual friends for this issue. Simply leave a message for them asking whether the person is active on their account or not and when did it come online last time. You can also ask your close friends directly face to face whether the person is using Facebook or not. Or it is just you who got unfriended? This will surely give you right answer.

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