To check sent friend requests on Facebook mobile, people used to depend on unauthorized applications, and Facebook authorities would block them for violating Facebook policies. However, you can now legitimately view all the friend requests you sent on Facebook mobile and Facebook app.
Why do you need to view or check sent friend requests on Facebook?
Facebook often punishes those who send too many friend requests. Facebook is a platform for people who want to connect with those they know personally. Therefore, whenever one sends too many friend requests, Facebook tries to understand whether he or she is bothering unknown people.
Therefore, to avoid punishment in the form of an embargo on sending friend requests, one always needs to cancel requests that are not answered for too long. Otherwise, they run the risk of getting banned.
See Sent Friend Requests on Facebook app
The latest update of the Facebook app allows users to see sent friend requests. The steps to ‘view sent requests’ are as follows:
Estimate Cost : 0
Time Needed : 02 minutes
How to view sent friend requests on Facebook app
- Navigate to Friends or Find Friends from hamburger menu
Launch the Facebook app. On the top-right corner on Android or bottom-right corner on iPhone, tap on the hamburger menu ☰. Tap on Friends or Find Friends.
- Tap on See All
Counterintuitively, the Friends or Find Friends option will not take you to your friends list. Instead, you will view some of the requests you have received from other people (but not yet accepted or deleted). In the top-right area, opposite to Friend Requests is an option called See All, which you will tap on.
- Tap on overflow menu (horizontal three-dot menu)
After you have tapped on See All, you will see all of the requests you have received from other people. On the top-right corner, tap on the overflow menu or horizontal three-dot (…) menu, just opposite to Requests.
- Tap on View Sent Requests
A tab will appear from the bottom, and you will tap on View Sent Requests. You will instantly see the list of people who you have sent requests to.
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- iPhone, Android
Check Sent Friend Requests on Facebook Mobile
All you have to do is launch a browser and log-in to your Facebook account, and follow the steps mentioned below:
Time needed: 5 minutes.
Steps to check sent friend requests on Facebook mobile
- Use a direct link
This is the easiest way for you to check all the requests that you sent on Facebook. Follow this link and access the page directly: https://m.facebook.com/friends/center/requests/outgoing/
Caution: the link may not work on a desktop browser. In that case, go to step no. 6.
- (If the abovementioned step does not work), use the Facebook basic
If somehow the abovementioned link does not work for you, you will have to use the basic version of Facebook.
Typically, the usual mobile version of Facebook looks https://mobile.facebook.com or https://m.facebook.com. But the basic Facebook version is this: https://mbasic.facebook.com. It may look like the old and archaic version, but fear not, it’s still Facebook.
- Go to See All Friend Requests
On the Facebook homepage, you could also see three friend requests sent to you by other people. Just below them, there is an option called See All Friend Requests (..). Tap on it, and avoid the next two (no. 4 and 5) steps. If you do not see this option, follow the next two steps.
- Go to the Friends or Find Friends section
Tap on the Friends or the Find Friends section at the top of your screen, just below the Facebook search bar.
Note: The Friends section available right on the timeline, below the bio and beside the About section, is different. It will only show the list of your friends. You should tap the one you can see on the homepage.
- Tap on See all friend requests
Tap on the See all friend requests option and it will reveal a list of requests you received from other people. Scroll down a bit and tap on See More. And, scroll down a bit more and you will see the option called View Sent Requests just below the See More option.
- If none works, use the Facebook desktop version
If none of the abovementioned ways works for you, you can use the desktop version. At first, you should enable the desktop version/mode on your browser.
Then, follow this direct link:
You should be able to view the requests that you sent to people. You can now cancel them and send them again (not recommended) to avoid potential punishment (in the former case) or to get the person to accept your request.