What does a pending request mean on Discord?

Answer #1:

You’ll see a red notification on your Friends tab if you’ve received a Friend Request! Click on the icon to be redirected to the Friends tab and view your pending requests. That means you have pending friend requests. Accept or ignore them to clear the notification!

Answered By: Jessica Adler

Answer #2:

There are two types of pending requests on Discord:

  • Outgoing friend request — a friend request sent by you to someone
  • Incoming friend request — a friend request sent by someone to you

Both types can be found by navigating to Friends > Pending:

When a friend request is accepted or declined, it disappears from this list.

If accepted, the sender and recipient can freely DM each other, and are added to each other’s friends list.

Answered By: Holy Geek