How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

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Watermelon1
How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

Not sure if this is in the right place or not but I accidentally sent someone a FaceBook friend request..... WTF do I do????  BTW, I totally didn't want to send this request, it happened after I saw the person had been checking out my myspace more than a lot and so I just searched them on facebook.

Hot2na
Re: HELP!!!!!!!

are you wanting to cancel the request? not possible. if they accept, simply say thought they were someone else. the only way to not get busted if they know you, is to delete your account before they accept.

you can BLOCK them however. 

To block a person, hover over the Settings link (toward the top-right corner to the left of the search box), and go to Privacy Settings. From there, under Block List you should see a search box. Search the person’s name, and you can find and block them in the search results that follow. To unblock them, click the (remove) link by their name on the Privacy Settings page. The pending friend request confirmation should now be purged.

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Watermelon1
Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Ok, ok. I got it. Blocked person.... deactivated account.... hope that works. Won't make that stinkin mistake again! Thanks so much for your help!

Hot2na
Re: HELP!!!!!!!

whew! *wipes sweat from brow* please let us know how it works out. if you end up getting contacted by the erroneously selected one.

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Anonymous Visitor
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Thank you ever-so much

its been a grt help 2 me 2!!

Shannon26
Re: HELP!!!!!!!

Read at top for a way to cancel friend request.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: take back a Facebook friend request
Sorry to bother you but I need some help I was on my Mom's account by accident she left it open and I sent my uncle who my mom hates a friend request thinking it was mine and I need to stop the friend request. I put him on her block list but will that take away the friend request? Thanks for you time!!
hubby
Re: take back a Facebook friend request

I think that if you block him (in her account), then un-block him, that will remove the request (or you could just leave him blocked since she hates him) - if you unblock him, you can confirm that the friend request has been removed by viewing his profile. You should no longer see the "pending" button near the top.

Anonymous Visitor
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That's the answer I was looking for, Thanks
Stevie
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

I just love new friends.  Especially the accidental ones.  :)

Hot2na
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

you are better off 'blocking' the person first, even if you decide to deactivate the profile. if the person receives email notifications, they will see your friend request. this is why it's important to block the person as soon as possible, before facebook can send them an email.

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Watermelon1
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

I can't figure out how to block them....there are like a million on the same name.... shooooot

tbear
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Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

The friend request gets removed when you add the person to your blocked list. You can also later unblock them and its as if your friend request to them never existed.  All goes back to the way it was before your friend request was sent.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

Does it matter? People I don't know at all send me friend requests all the time. I think you need to chill. Although, the information was nice.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

not helpful

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?
On the contrary. More helpful than all the other comments, I think. Here is why: All this obsession about "Oh my gosh, I sent a -- (brace yourself for shock here) -- friend request to someone I don't know!! What do I do?" is immature and of utter non-significance in the grand scheme of things. Get a life, people!
Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?
Why answer if you didn't want to help. Geez. I think you should take your own advice and chill. It was a good question.
Shannon26
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

I didn't see anyone answer the question. Yes you can cancel the friend request. You go to edit friends, choose view all connects, click on the x next to that person. Friend request canceled. I hope this helps.

Anonymous Visitor
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?
Thanks Shannon!
IdolMind
Re: How do I take back a Facebook Friend Request ?

This happened to me yesterday,so just be aware. I sent a friend request then changed my mind and went to edit friends, clicked on the X  and cancelled the request. Then the person sent me a message telling me to send the request again, that it disappeared. I'm guessing they got a notification in their email saying that I requested to be their friend even though I cancelled it.

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