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Accepting or Declining Friend Requests

Sometimes potential Facebook friends find you before you find them. When this happens, they will send you a friend request, which you can then accept or decline. You might receive a friend request via email, or you can view friend requests within Facebook.

Accept or Decline a Friend Request in the Facebook Mobile App

You don’t need to access the Facebook website to see your pending friend requests. You can accept or decline friend requests directly from your mobile phone or tablet.

Accept or Decline a Friend Request on the Facebook Website

You can also access all your pending friend requests from the Facebook website.

  • circle-01.jpg Click the Friend Request button on the Facebook toolbar. All pending friend requests are displayed in the drop-down menu.

  • circle-02.jpg Click Confirm to accept a specific friend request and be added to that person’s friends list.

  • circle-03.jpg Click Delete Request to decline a given request.

Unfriend a Friend

What do you do about those friends you really don’t want to be friends with anymore? Sometimes people drift apart, or you don’t like that person’s political views or inane posts. Whatever the reason, you don’t want to read any more of that person’s posts, and you want to delete him from your friends list.

Fortunately, you can at any time remove any individual from your Facebook friends list. This is called unfriending the person, and it happens all the time.

  • circle-01.jpg Click or tap the person’s name anywhere on the Facebook site to open that person’s Timeline page.

  • circle-02.jpg From the mobile app, tap the Friends icon or, on the website, mouse over the Friends button.

  • circle-03.jpg Click or tap Unfriend.

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