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How to cancel a friend request on Facebook

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How to cancel a friend request on Facebook: After signing up for Facebook, you started sending a lot of friend requests. Your intent is to include in your contact list all the people you know who, like you, have signed up to the world’s most popular social network, including relatives, former schoolmates, colleagues and long-time friends. Unfortunately, however, you have noticed that you have also sent friend requests to people you do not know and now you would like to know if there is a way to remedy the error, possibly before the user in question accepts the request you sent him.

Of course there is a solution to your problem, and I’m here today to tell you about it! Thanks to the tutorial you are about to read, you will be able to find out how to cancel a friend request on Facebook acting directly from the official app of the social network or, if you prefer, from its Web version. For the sake of completeness, I will also explain how to cancel “unwanted” friend requests, which you may have received on your Facebook account from other users : so, even in this case, you will know exactly how to move. In both situations, know that the operations necessary to cancel a friend request are not at all complicated to perform.

So, what are you doing still standing there? Come on, get comfortable right away, concentrate on reading the next paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the “tips” that I will give you, so as to understand how to cancel a friend request on Facebook. I’m sure that, if you strictly follow my suggestions, you won’t have the slightest problem in canceling friend requests sent or received on your social profile. At this point, all I have to do is wish you a good read and, above all, a good time!

How to cancel a friend request sent on Facebook

You wish to know how to cancel a friend request sent on Facebook? Whether you decide to act from a mobile device or a computer, know that doing this is a breeze. All you have to do is go to the profile of the user to whom you sent the friend request and cancel it, using the appropriate button you see on the screen. Let’s find out how to proceed together.

Smartphones and tablets

To cancel a friend request on Facebook by acting from smartphone or Tablet, you must first start the official app of the social network, log in to your account, go to the profile of the user to whom you sent the request and cancel it using the appropriate button.

Then start the official Facebook app on your device Android or iOS, log into your account (if necessary), type in search bar located at the top of the screen the first name of the user to whom you sent the friend request and then tap on his profile photo to go to his profile.

Now, locate the blue button Cancel (the icon oflittle man with the arrow facing right which is located under the user’s profile photo, in the lower left corner of the same) and then confirm the operation by pressing on the item Cancel request from the box Do you want to cancel the friend request? appeared in the center of the screen.

If everything went well, instead of the button Cancel you should see the button add to friends, which allows you to send a new friend request to the user in question. If the person you sent the friend request to hadn’t already seen the friend’s notification, they shouldn’t even know what happened.

If the user, on the other hand, had already accepted the friend request, the only way to cancel it is to remove it from your friends list. To proceed, simply tap the button Friends and then press on the buttons remove from your friends And OK.

Computer

To cancel a friend request on Facebook by acting from computerInstead, you must access the Web version of the social network, log in to your account, go to the profile of the person to whom you sent the request and cancel it by pressing the appropriate button.

Then connect to the Facebook login page, log in to your account (if you haven’t already), type in search field located at the top left the first name of the user to whom you sent the friend request and then click on his profile photo to go to his personal profile. Then locate the button Friend request sent, hover the mouse cursor over it and select the item Cancel request from the menu that opens.

In the box Confirmation is required that appeared in the center of the page, answer the question Do you confirm that you want to cancel this friend request? pressing the blue button Cancel request And that’s it. If all went well, the button Friend request sent will give way to the button add to friends, which allows you to send a new friend request.

Once the operation is complete, the friend request will be canceled and everything will be as before. If the user hadn’t already seen the friend request notification you sent them, they shouldn’t even know what happened.

If, on the other hand, the user to whom you sent the friend request accepted it, you can remedy the situation by simply removing the user from your friends list. To proceed, click on the button Friends, then presses the button remove from your friends And that’s it.

The same procedure can also be performed through theFacebook application for Windows 10.

How to cancel a friend request received on Facebook

Are you going to cancel a friend request received on Facebook? Nothing simpler! You simply have to log into your account, go to the section of the social network in which the friend requests received are notified and press the button by which to refuse those you are not interested in. Let’s find out in detail how to proceed both from smartphones and tablets and from computers.

Smartphones and tablets

To cancel a friend request received on Facebook directly from smartphone or from Tablet, start the official Facebook app on your device Android or iOS, log in to your account (if necessary), press the button depicting i two men at the bottom left and tap the button Delete to remove the request notification from the Facebook section you are in right now.

Alternatively, you can proceed as follows: tap the button (≡), presses on the voice Requests (located at the top) and then cancel the friend request that was sent to you and that you do not intend to accept by pressing the button Delete, so as to remove it from the section Friendship request. Easier than that ?!

Computer

If you want to cancel a friend request received on Facebook by acting from computer, you must first connect to the Facebook login page, then log in to your account (if you have not already done so), press the button depicting i two men which is located at the top right (in the blue Facebook bar) and press the button Delete to delete the friend request sent to you.

If you deem it necessary, you can also mark the friend request as spam by pressing the button Mark as spam And that’s it. Did you see that it wasn’t that difficult to cancel – or rather, delete – the friend request that was sent to you by another Facebook user? Finally, I would like to point out that the same procedure can also be performed through the Facebook application for Windows 10.