How to Cancel Pending Friend Requests on Snapchat

Did you know that the average adult has profiles on around eight social media platforms? How many social networks do you use? Off the top of our heads, we’re willing to bet that Instagram, Snapchat, and WhatsApp are currently installed on your smartphone. The secondary platforms are TikTok, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, Reddit, and the niched apps and games. Today, we will talk about Snapchat and the factors that put it in the primary circle.

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The first reason why Snapchat is close to the top is its efficiency. It’s a much sought-after feature in a platform that we all look for but aren’t aware of consciously. If you ever go to a crowded, touristy place, just look around to see how many people are making snaps. Trust us; there’ll be more of those than you’d expect.

The fact that you can just snap a picture and send it off right away is both comforting and appealing.

You can skip through having to edit and refine the picture, choosing the correct caption, tagging people, and adding a location, like on Instagram. Another stellar example of this quick and easy format is Twitter.

These platforms help people show the unfiltered parts of their life without fear of judgment because everybody’s doing it!  Secondly, the privacy policy on Snapchat is stellar. And for a platform where all people share are pictures of themselves, their families, their dogs, and their surroundings, privacy is indeed an important thing.

Besides protecting the media shared on the platforms from others without seeing it themselves, Snapchat also has a few other provisions to keep all users safe and happy. For starters, you can’t see someone’s zodiac sign and snap score without being friends with them.

But once you are friends, there’s a whole pile of cool little facts about the two of you! Maybe your birthdays are close, or your stones are compatible: Snapchat will tell you things you didn’t know about yourself!

We could go on all day long, so let’s move on to the topic of this blog. Today, we’ll discuss how to cancel pending friend requests on Snapchat. We’ll also talk about a few related topics, so stick with us until the end!

Is it Possible to Cancel Pending Friend Request on Snapchat?

First things first, let’s talk about whether or not it is even possible for you to cancel a pending friend request on Snapchat.

Let’s imagine that your crush has just joined Snapchat, and you got this knowledge without them telling you about it. Of course, you don’t want them to know that you already know every single thing about them.

So, as you’re looking at their bitmoji, you accidentally add them on Snapchat. Now, not only is it super embarrassing for you to send them a request first, it’s going to look even weirder when you aren’t even supposed to know about it!

Is the other person notified when you add them on Snapchat?

As much as we want to say no, they actually do receive a notification from Snapchat whenever someone adds them.

Anyhow, what you need to focus on is damage control. Maybe you could say that you saw their profile in your suggestions and were just checking their bitmoji to see if that really was them when you accidentally added them.

Or, if you have their phone number, you could even say their profile showed up on yours because they’re in your contacts. Well, we’re sure you’ll figure something out.

Moving on, we’re happy to say that you can cancel a pending request on Snapchat.

Here’s How to Cancel Pending Friend Request on Snapchat

Step 1: Launch the Snapchat app on your smartphone and log in to your account.

Step 2: The first screen that you see is the Snapchat camera. At the bottom of the screen, there’ll be five icons.

Tap the chat bubble icon located on the left of the camera icon, which will take you to your Chats.

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Step 3: At the top left corner of the screen, right next to your selfie, locate and tap on the Search icon.

cancel pending friend requests on snapchat

Step 4: Enter the name of the user you’re looking for, and tap on their profile from the results that appear.

Step 5: On their profile, tap on the three dots icon from the top right corner of the screen.

cancel pending friend requests on snapchat

Step 6: On the pop-up menu that appears, tap on the second option called Manage Friendship.

cancel pending friend requests on snapchat

Step 7: Under Manage Friendship, tap on the third option saying Remove Friend.

cancel pending friend requests on snapchat

That’s all you had to do!

In the end

As we come to the end of this blog, let us recap all that we’ve talked about today.

It’s very easy to cancel a pending friend request on Snapchat, and we’ve walked you through the process of doing so. Although a user is notified every time they receive a friend request on Snapchat, there are many excuses that you could use to get out of the situation.

However, instead of trying to weasel out by pulling out the request, you could also use this mishap as an excuse to get closer to this person. If the request is already in, why not become friends as well, right?

If our blog has helped you in any way, don’t forget to tell us all about it in the comments section below!

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