How to Cancel or Retract a Friend Request on Facebook

How do I remove or cancel a friend request I made to someone on Facebook?
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Whether you accidentally added someone as a friend on Facebook or just want to cancel a friend request you made to someone, you can cancel the request.  Here's how to cancel a Facebook friend request:

  1. Visit the person's profile you want to cancel your friend request.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the profile page and in the left sidebar click the "Cancel Friend Request" link.
  3. After you click the link, it will change and say "Friend Request Canceled" in grey letters.
  4. That's it!

After the Friend Request is canceled, you will be able to once again Friend Request the person if you so choose.

 


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