Can you cancel a location request on Snapchat?

I’ve seen people asking this question a lot. So much in fact that I decided to write a short article about it. Unfortunately, as of 2021, there is no way to cancel a location request on Snapchat.

The main issue here is that location requests are sent via the app’s messaging system.

Once you click on the “Request [insert name]’s Location” button, this request will be sent as a message:

snapchat location request

What it looks like in the chat when you send this request.

This request will appear in the chat between you and the person who you sent it to. As a result, there is no way to undo it. Just like there is no way to undo a snap or a message that you’ve just sent.

Although you can delete the chat, this only removes it from your end. Not theirs. i.e. They will still be able to see it.

From their perspective, the request will look like this:

Snapchat Location Request

A screenshot that shows what a Location Request looks like on Snapchat.

This is what it will look like in their chat.

My advice on this is that you should come up with an excuse about how you pressed it by mistake. As you already know, Snapchat does not ask you if you want to confirm the request. Therefore, it is pretty easy to click on this button by accident.

Come up with an excuse.

What you need is an excuse for why you were looking at their Snapchat profile in the first place.

Feel free to use one of the following:

  • Sorry! I was renaming all of my friends on Snapchat to their full names and I hit the button by mistake. Fat fingers, lol.
  • I was checking everyone’s score and I hit the location button by accident. That’s the second time I’ve done that this today, everyone must think I’m stalking them ?
  • Sorry! I was looking at everyone’s charms to see who I share a star sign with and I pressed the button by mistake!
  • Sorry! I was meant to request someone else’s location that has the same name as you! You can just ignore that!

Pick whichever excuse you feel suits your situation! Good luck!