When you select someone on Facebook to be your friend there are 3 options listed on the far right-side of the box containing their information:
- Add as Friend
- Send a Message
- View Friends
If you choose the Add as Friend option this person will become your friend after they confirm your request. The person can also choose to ignore your request and not add you as a friend.
If you are not quickly added as a friend, how do you know if the person has ignored your request, or has not seen it or is contemplating a response?
After making the Add as Friend option, that option will become grayed out and change to Friend Requested.
So long as it is grayed out and says ‘Friend Requested’ you have not been ignored. If the person chooses to ignore your request, that option will again revert to Add as Friend – a live option you can click on.
Of course, making another request after being ignored can get you reported to Facebook, but that is how you know if your friend request has been ignored or not. If you still see Friend Requested the friend request is pending. If you have the option of adding the person as a friend you have unfortunately been ignored. If your friend request is accepted, glorious day, you will be notified through Facebook.