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?
March 1, 2011
Cancel Friend Request link on Facebook sidebar.
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:
- Visit the person's profile you want to cancel your friend request.
- Scroll to the bottom of the profile page and in the left sidebar click the "Cancel Friend Request" link.
- After you click the link, it will change and say "Friend Request Canceled" in grey letters.
- That's it!
After the Friend Request is canceled, you will be able to once again Friend Request the person if you so choose.