How can I cancel a friend request on Facebook?

Litespinr December 18, 2010

How can I un-friend someone I sent a friend request if they haven’t accepted, yet? They have not responded and I have decided I don’t want to friend them. Facebook used to allow to be able to cancel it the request. Seems it has gone. Any ideas please and thanks.

  1. Mark O'Neill
    December 20, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    You can also go to their profile page and at the bottom left hand side, there is a link that says "cancel friend request".

    • Sally
      May 24, 2011 at 2:53 am

      LOL.  I like this response the best.  short and to the point.  And right on!

  2. Mike
    December 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    official help says:
    Visit the person's profile and click the "x" at the top, next to "Awaiting friend confirmation." (

    can't help you any further with that ~ not a FB user anymore :)

    • Anonymous
      December 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm

      Thanks a lot for your post. This has helped me a lot. I am really starting to like MAKE USE OF...
      Funny how when you look you can't find something so simple it kind of embarrasses you. Some times I think things are really not that simple...all the time.
      Thanks again Mike. Greatly appreciated..