Can I See If My Facebook Friend Request Was Denied?

Whenever you send a friend request on Facebook, the Friend button on that person's profile page changes to "Friend Request Sent." And so that button will remain until the end of time, unless you cancel the request or your friend denies it. If you can't find that person's profile page, Facebook has a page that lists all of your pending friend requests in one place.

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If you see Friend Request Sent on a profile page, your request wasn't denied.
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Log in to Facebook and go to your profile page. Click the Friends button located below your cover photo.

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Click the Friends button.
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Click the Find Friends button.
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Click the *Find Friends button. Alternatively, use this direct link.

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Click the View Sent Requests link.
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Click the View Sent Requests link. All of your active friend requests are displayed on this one page.

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Click the See More Requests link until you get to the end.
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Click the See More Requests link if you don't see your new friend's name. Keep clicking that link until you get to the end of the list. Requests aren't listed in alphabetical or chronological order, so keep clicking until you get to the end.

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The rule here is simple: if your request is listed here, your request wasn't denied.