How to recall/cancel a Friend Request on Facebook


This is all about the ‘A’ factor for me. I call it atti-factor. So you sent out a friend request to a lady and she does come on Facebook as evident from her feeds appearing on your wall but neither accepts your friendship requests nor responds to your messages lurking somewhere in her inbox, here is what you could do to save your ‘dignity’:  Recall/Cancel the friendship request!!

How? Have a look below! (below feature is obsolete now – SCROLL DOWN)

On “Account” dropdown, choose “Edit Friends”. You could now interpret the below figure and explore on the encircled options. It’s straight and simple. Additionally, you can try entering the initial alphabets of the person bitterly concerned, and the auto-suggest makes your task easy.

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Hope this helped! Mind leaving a note? 🙂

Update – 09/29/2010

(below feature is obsolete now – SCROLL DOWN)

Is there an end to Facebook’s feature changes? 1st this got victimised now the current one obsolete!!! Arrrrg! Guys, FB has changed its “Edit Friends” page layout. But hey, don’t you worry. Recall is simpler now. A  small X button appears besides ‘Awaiting friend confirmation‘ on the requested person’s profile. Have a look below:

You can even make a list as “Pending” and keep amassing people you add. Releasing the “This request can’t be sent” post soon.

Update- 12/07/2010

(below feature is obsolete now – SCROLL DOWN)

Facebook Profile look and feel has changed again. Now it is more or less similar to the feeds w.r.t. the font size. As usual, recall friendship request has changed as well.  So, here’s how you do it: Navigate to Friend’s profile, scroll down to the left end and rest figure it out as per the below image (Cancel Friend Request is for pending requests. Unfriend is for people who are already in your list.):

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Update- 27/09/2011.

Yet another new edition. It’s tough to keep track on who you sent requests, so perhaps you can add them into a list for e.g. ‘Pending‘. Then you could visit the person’s profile to check if he/she has accepted your request. Hover your mouse on Friend Request Sent (as shown below) to see this dropdown. If your request is still pending acceptance (too much of EGO eh!), then it’s time you did some good to your self-esteem. Go ahead – DO IT! 😉

Visit the person’s profile you sent a request, hover your mouse to see this dropdown

10 reasons why I hate Facebook!

I am addicted!!! And I hate it. And have been hating it since a year almost!

My friends who never chat or call me, ping me on Fb chat asking if I was at office or home/which office?/if am working for Fb/if I was a Social Media & Communities guy?? Now I think this post would be good enough to have answers to all their questions.

So, here are the top 10 reasons why I hate Facebook aka FB the most:

1. My relationship/friendship(s) is/are on rocks!  I am accused for giving more time to Fb than my crushes or my crusher  😐

2. My productivity has hit all time low. Now my boss and HR are on talks to get this site banned from my system IP.  😦

3. My reading habit, be it newspapers/magazines/fiction has been badly screwed up. For I rely on Fb’s live/news feeds for everything!!!

4. I have stopped watching/downloading educational porn. Cuz U see the red icon popping up to notify me steals my attention more than the former flicks  😐

5.  I sleep less, rather insomniac thinking about the posts/links/notes/issues & await the sunrise to see what people have opined!!!

6. Colleagues mock me that I am working on a Facebook project rather than CRM platform’s.

7. My higher studies notions look very distant. If only I could get my eyes away from the laptop screen. 😦

8. I am way too distracted thinking what would be my life after marriage, that if, my wife might just file a divorce against me with this kinda addiction to Fb.

9. My kids would brand me as a bad father for not taking them to the roller-coaster rides rather asking them to go through the live updates and give their views on my posts!! :O

10. Enjoying my job but still thinking if I could be recruited for Facebook and be a part of the development team ( now that I have already done some good R & D on it & written blog-posts/tips) but scared about my social involvement to reduce to none at the same time??

Last but not the least. It’s April 1st. And I would confess that whatever it is, I LOVE FACEBOOK and come what may will stick to it and continue to have a Relationship status changed from Single to In an Open Relationship with FB. 🙂

Addicted to Facebook.

UPDATE – 07/07/2011

Now I really hate it. And more reasons in the below video