Removing pending / unaccepted friend request on Facebook

by Tushar on August 30, 2012

in Facebook, Tricks

Update (2013):
No need of following old process. Use “Activity log” on Facebook for viewing whom you have sent friend request. Go to your timeline and click “Activity Log” on right left down corner of your cover picture.

Old Process:
As the previous method of removing pending friend request is not working and facebook has turned of the feature to view pending friend requests, many of my blog readers ask me to find a new method for removing pending friend request from facebook. Its a kinda trick works even you forgot whom you have sent friend request.

1. First of all your need to create a “Friend List” using the lists feature in facebook. Go to this link while you are logged in the facebook. Then click “Create List” button to create a sample list.

2. After the we need to navigate to our sample list that we have recently created. Like the figure below we will see a form (red square box). We need to add our friend requested friends here.

3. Try guessing the names and type the name in the “Add friends to this list”. Like if you have sent a friend request to some one whose name begins with “A” then try to type from “A” then “Aa” then “Ab” and go on.  It will show up a list along with your unaccepted friends. For all 26 letters do the same. Add all unknown/ pending persons you have found in this list or who are not friends with you on facebook.

4. After adding all the pending requests, the list will be looks like something below.

5. Now right click the profile image of the pending friend and open in new tab. You will found that the person is pending your request. Now you can easily cancel friend request from their profile.

This is the best method if you have forgot the names whom you have sent friend requests. And also works if you don’t find the names using normal facebook search.

Don’t forget to ask me by commenting here if you face any problem using this trick.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Roger September 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Wow, great blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.


deep September 21, 2012 at 10:47 pm

thanks a lot dude


awais October 24, 2012 at 4:55 pm

thanks a lot it really work for me …………………


Lemony Snicket November 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks man, you really helped me out!


AR9973 December 18, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Thanx Sir
Mind Blowing Suggestion…
I want just hats up to you..


dileep December 20, 2012 at 12:29 am

thank u very much friend


Mian Rehan December 22, 2012 at 1:12 am

Thank you very much…….n………keep it up!
thank you again……..:)


char January 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

thank you!


Mujammel January 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Hey its really nice of u bro.Thanks


Sima January 18, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Niceeee man! Thanks!


lazarus February 1, 2013 at 5:03 am

thank you so much good lob! GREAT!


arun February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm

in that box it is showing only friends of mine…. what to do?


rahul February 11, 2013 at 12:36 pm

hey dude u r a genius, thank you sooooo much for the help :-))


mx February 26, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Thanks man!!


Bede Amarasekara February 27, 2013 at 8:16 am

Another easier way to do this is:

- go to the timeline => Activity Log
Here you can see the requests you sent, but if you have had too many other activities listed and therefore needs to search through them, then:

on the left pane, below the links “Photos” , “Likes”, “Comments”, there is another line “More…”, click on more, that expands and shows more links. Choose “Friends” link, that will list all the friend requests you sent. Click on each Profile and cancel the request.


nikhi5 April 14, 2013 at 2:51 am

I hope it’s work..thanx


Bleeb April 18, 2013 at 5:46 am

Very clever. Thank you v much u cleva man :))


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