How to View Pending Friend Requests in Facebook

At some point, all Facebook users send friend requests to establish new connections. You may have found your classmate from high school on Facebook, a former colleague, or you simply like the person’s profile picture or information and would like to contact them. Over time, the requests can pile up, and you can lose track of all the people you’ve sent them to. In this case, accessing a list of all the users you’ve asked for friendship and managing it can come a long way in cleaning up your Meta Facebook data and account.

How to View Pending Friend Requests in Facebook

In this article, you’ll see how to view your pending sent friends requests and received ones and how to manage all of them on Facebook.


How to See/Manage Pending Facebook Friend Requests in a Browser

A simple way to see all pending friends requests you sent and received in Meta Facebook is to use your web browser. Here’s how to do it.

  1. Go to the Facebook website and select the “Friends” option in the navigational menu on the left.
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  2. Click on “Friend Requests” under the “Friends” menu. All pending received requests appear.
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  3. To view all pending sent friend requests, click “View sent requests.”
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  4. You’ll now get an overview of all the requests you’ve sent that haven’t been accepted yet. To remove them, choose “Cancel Request” next to each profile.
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How to See Pending Facebook Friend Requests using iOS/iPhone

Use the following steps to view pending friend requests on Facebook with your iPhone:

  1. Open the “Meta/Facebook” iOS app.
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  2. Press the three horizontal lines in the bottom right-hand corner.
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  3. Choose the “Friends” option.
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  4. Press “See All” next to the “Friend Requests” section. This action displays all pending received friends requqests.
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  5. Hit the three horizontal dots in the upper right part of your screen and tap the “View sent requests” option.
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  6. Here, you’ll see all your sent friend requests that are still pending.
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How to See Pending Friend Requests on Facebook on Android

The process works the same on the Android version of Facebook.

  1. Launch the “Facebook” app and hit the “three horizontal lines” in the upper right-hand part of your screen.
  2. Select “Friends.”
  3. Press the “See All” option in the upper right-hand corner. You’ll see all your received friends requests that are awaiting your response.
  4. Press the “three horizontal dots” in the upper right-hand corner.
  5. A tab now emerges from the lower part of the screen. Tap the “View sent requests” option.
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  6. You now see all pending friends requests you sent and can tap the “Cancel” button for each profile as desired.

How to View Sent/Received Friends Request on the Windows Facebook App

Accessing your sent friends requests on the Windows Facebook app is an excellent feature because it allows you to see all the people you’ve tried to connect with on a larger screen. While doing that, you also get to see received pending requests. You can then manage both lists and cancel old requests as necessary.

  1. Open Facebook and head to the “Find Friends” section. You can find it in the left-hand part or on the top of the screen on your computer, whereas you’ll need to press the overflow menu on your phone to access it.
  2. Press the “Friend Requests” option.
  3. Hit “View sent requests,” and you’re all done. All your pending friend requests will be here.
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Additional FAQs

What Is a Friend Request on Facebook?

The purpose of a friend request is to connect you with other people on Facebook. Once a friend request has been dispatched, the receiving side receives a notification, and they can decide whether they wish to accept your offer or not. If the request is accepted, the user will appear on your Friends list, and you’ll gain access to their shared content, including photos and statuses.

How Do You Cancel Friend Requests on Facebook?

You can cancel your friend requests whenever you want, provided the users haven’t already accepted them. The other person doesn’t receive a notification about the cancellation anyway. However, if the user has spotted your friend request and noticed the offer, they may realize that the friend request has been canceled once it’s gone.

Here’s how to cancel your Facebook friend requests:

• Open Facebook and press the “Find Friends” button.


• Hit the “Friend Requests” option, followed by “View Sent Requests.”


• All your sent requests will be here. To cancel them, just press the “Cancel request” button beside the user(s).


Managing Your Friend Requests on Facebook Is a Breeze

While you may have wanted to add a Facebook user at some point, the interest may not exist any longer. The person also might not want to respond to your friend request and is simply ignoring it. Either way, now you know how to see all the users you’ve sent a Facebook friend request to.

Did you manage to find your pending friend requests? Let us know in the comments section below.


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