How Do I Take Away A Friend Invite / Request Back On Facebook ?

I have written a post on how to cancel a friend request on Facebook ?

Earlier when I wrote the post, this feature was not yet implemented. But now that’s not the case, as there are two ways to cancel a friend request / invite which you send to people who you don’t know or misplace by mistake:

1> Login to your FaceBook account and navigate to your ‘Privacy settings’. Find the person you’ve sent the request to by mistake and block that person. Immediately unblock the person. When you do this you’ll notice that the request is off ! This is a crude way to get it done.

However, there is another way to achieve the same:

2> Login to your FaceBook account and navigate to your friends list. There in the view, you’ll notice that your friends are nicely segregated to different lists. In one part, you’ll find the list of people, who you’ve sent a request to, and haven’t heard anything from them yet. It would say ‘awaiting confirmation’,  next to their name.  Click the ‘close’ or ‘X’ button and that will take care of the unanswered request.

How To Cancel A Friend Request On Facebook ?

How To Cancel A Friend Request On Facebook ?

If you have sent a friend request on Facebook which is not yet addressed, then there is no way you can cancel the sent request.

( **Update** : FB has come up with a way to cancel a Friend request. Please read this post to know how to cancel a friend request / invite on Facebook. )

Facebook automatically terminates that request after 3 months. Till then the request will be present in his account, unless the user decides to reject or accept it.

This was the case in my account a couple of months ago. May be Facebook should change this rule.

At times, we may end up sending friend request to the wrong person, by mistake. This feature will be handy then 🙂