How to See Sent Facebook Friend Requests

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How to See Sent Facebook Friend Requests
You can see which Facebook friend requests are pending in your friends list. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

Whether you've just joined Facebook or you've been a Facebook user from the beginning, it can be difficult to keep track of your pending friend requests. Once you send a friend request, the recipient has a choice to accept, deny or delay the request. Although as of 2011, Facebook has no way to view a list of pending requests, you can use friends' profiles to let you know their status. You'll be able to tell which friends have not yet responded and who replied "No."

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Sign into your Facebook account. Click the "Friends" link.

  2. 2

    Scroll through your friends list. Facebook automatically adds pending requests to your friends list as a connection, even if a person has not yet responded to your request. Locate and click on the name of the person in question.

  3. 3

    Open his profile and check underneath his profile picture. If the options under the picture include "Unfriend," the friend has already accepted your friend request.

  4. 4

    Look for profiles that have "Friend Request Pending" underneath the profile picture. These are friends to whom you've sent a friend request who have not yet approved your request. Although you cannot resend a request that has not yet been approved, you can send a quick message reminding the person of your request.

  5. 5

    Continue checking for friends in your list. If you sent a friend request to a person and he does not appear in your friends list at all, he has likely declined your friend request. You may send a new one by searching his name in the search field at the top of the page, locating his profile and clicking "Send a Friend Request."

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