Recently a friend of mine asked me if I knew how to cancel a pending friend request that they sent. I decided to do a little bit of experimenting and I have found the answer. Here is how to cancel a friend request on Facebook in 3 easy steps:
1. After logging in to the Facebook homepage, click on the Account drop-down menu at the top right and select “Privacy Settings.” At the bottom, you will see an option called “Block Lists” where it gives you the option to Edit the list.
2. Click on Edit your lists and type the name or e-mail address of the person you want to cancel the friend request for. Block that specific person.
3. Unblock the user again and this will cancel the pending friend request.