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Facebook friend request aargh fuck

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WellAlwaysHaveParis Fri 12-Jan-18 21:11:21

Accidentally sent someone a Facebook friend request but cancelled it immediately. Will the person still be able to see that I sent the request???!! Fuck's sake.

Urgent answers needed please!!!

kimlo Fri 12-Jan-18 21:12:33

it will go from their notifications, but they might still have got an email.

etap Fri 12-Jan-18 21:13:49

Big issues being handled here.

Probably won't. Doubt anyone has email notifications on these days - you get bombarded. Cancel it and you'll be fine, it won't pop up otherwise.

bellagood Fri 12-Jan-18 21:14:04

Yes they will get an email. And they will notice you sent it and then retracted it ... Oooops.

NotACleverName Fri 12-Jan-18 21:14:36

Deactivate Facebook
Throw your computer away
Buy a plane ticket
Move to Australia

It's the only way now, OP.

(In all seriousness, they may still get an email.)

bellagood Fri 12-Jan-18 21:14:57

If it's someone you don't even want to be friends with, do you even care though?

And why were you on their profile? grin

WellAlwaysHaveParis Fri 12-Jan-18 21:16:08

Facebook-stalking someone I've been seeing from Tinder (due diligence of course wink). Fuck now they'll think I'm a crazy fucking psycho blush

Quartz2208 Fri 12-Jan-18 21:16:16

I had someone do this it appeared on my phone (I was on it) as a request and then disappear - if they have it set up on a smart phone they may well see it if it pops up when they are on it

PinkBuffalo Fri 12-Jan-18 21:20:54

I'm always accidentally sending friend requests to people I don't know. I have very glitchy internet & it jumps about lol. I just block immediately and forget about it. I get occasional random requests & just decline them assuming someone is as rubbish with Facebook as me!
Not sure if this helps you though!

justdontevenfuckingstart Fri 12-Jan-18 21:20:56

I think tho isn't it pretty standard to do a bit of digging, I know I used to.

Marriedwithchildren5 Fri 12-Jan-18 21:24:02

As said before. Facebook stalking is a must! If the person doesnt appreciate that you're best off out of it!

KitKat1985 Fri 12-Jan-18 21:24:12

To be fair, if it's someone you've been seeing anyway then a friend request isn't that weird. In fact to be honest it'll probably look weirder that you cancelled it.

Snowman123 Fri 12-Jan-18 21:29:18

Agreed it will look weirder that you've cancelled it.

Would have been better saying they just appeared in your potential friends list and you thought that you would add them......

Dahlietta Fri 12-Jan-18 21:29:33

Doubt anyone has email notifications on these days

I do! Not for every tiny little thing, but for messages and... friend requests!! Those come up....

bellagood Fri 12-Jan-18 21:30:40

If you have been seeing a person from tinder, why don't you want to be a FB friend?

gunsandbanjos Fri 12-Jan-18 21:31:10

My mum accidentally liked a twitter photo from about 3 years ago from a guy I’d just started dating! He’s now my husband so she didn’t scare him too much.
She also stalked him on LinkedIn... thanks mum.

TheQueenOfWands Fri 12-Jan-18 21:34:59

Nothing wrong with being a crazy psycho stalker, don't be so hard on yourself.

Besides, he might he pleased.

12345OnceCaughtAFish Fri 12-Jan-18 21:35:06

An old girlfriend of DH's once accidentally sent him a friend request then retracted it quickly. Unfortunately for her I was using his phone at the time and saw the notification pop up. Gave me a giggle but I didn't think anything of it, everyone has a good old nosey on fb now and then!

DeputyBrennan Fri 12-Jan-18 21:41:51

I did this with an ex’s girlfriend after hearing he was in a new relationship - the ultimate in embarrassment. I genuinely only looked at her profile out of sheer nosiness/curiosity and felt instantly sick when I accidentally sent her a friend request.I did deactivate my profile immediately for a few days. My hope was that in the event that she had received an email notification and clicked through to see who I was, she’d see that my profile didnt exist, maybe think she’d received an erroneous notification, be too lazy to wonder further, delete the email and have completely forgetten about it (me) by the time I reactivated my profile.

I want to believe that everybody goes down the occasional Facebook rabbit hole, so try not to feel too bad wink.

ThisLittleKitty Fri 12-Jan-18 21:58:01

I get emails.
Only cos I haven't changed the settings and it's automatically set to send emails for notifications.'

Faking Fri 12-Jan-18 22:01:49

I remember when I first used Facebook, I'd searched a woman that my then partner had slept with behind my back. Instead of searching in the search bar, I'd typed her name as my status..and hadn't properly realised.. until a good few minutes, which felt like years, which led to tears grin

Bloomin' Facebook smile

DeputyBrennan Fri 12-Jan-18 22:03:13

I will say that I use a gmail address for Facebook, and my notification emails go to the ‘social’ tab, which I never check 😊

CharizMa Fri 12-Jan-18 22:09:48

I dont get emails when i get a friend request.

I realised id sent the female friend of my x a request a while ago but i wasnt stalking her. I must have accidently clicked add when looking at friends u may know.

dutysuite Fri 12-Jan-18 22:11:00

They won't get an email if they have stopped email notifications as I have done.

dingdongdigeridoo Fri 12-Jan-18 22:12:53

They probably would have had a notification pop up on their phone. I had this a while ago with a female friend of DH who I suspect used to fancy him. She was obviously having a nosy on my profile!

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