Do you want to hide your Steam activity from your friends and other users of Steam.? In this guide, I will provide you some simple workarounds to make the visibility of your activities limited to you only. There may be some game you have recently purchased or any game that you have been playing. You just do not want anyone else to know about that. It’s quite normal and most people do not want any breach of their privacy.
There are various ways to ensure you enjoy your privacy on Steam. To hide your activities, you can make your entire Steam profile private. Otherwise, you can make the primary components like Game details, inventory and friends list private. I have mentioned the steps to do that. You can also hide particular games(or multiple games) on Steam. Let’s check out the steps of all these tweaks in detail.
How to Hide Steam Activity from Friends
You don’t have to carry out all the methods I have put up below. Depending upon how you want to have your privacy, you can set the privacy settings accordingly.
Make your Profile Private to Hide your Steam Activity
If you entirely want to make your Steam profile and all the activities you do private, then here is how you do it.
- Open Steam and log in to your account
- Click on your username
- From the drop-down menu select Profile > Click Edit Profile
- Go to My Privacy Settings
- You can set My Profile to Private
- Also, you can set your Game Details to Private
If you don’t set your game details to private, you can also limit the audience visibility for your games right from the Steam chat.
Hide Steam Game Activity from Chat
Generally, when you start playing a game on Steam your friends get notifications about it. Some gamers may not like this that others get to know what they are playing at that moment. So, they may choose to stay offline in the chat.
- Go to the option Friends and Chat
- Navigate to your username and set your status to Offline or Invisible
NOTE: This particular method is not required to follow if you have already made your entire game details private as shown in the previous section.
Can You Hide A Game on Your Library?
If you wish you can hide any game that you have on your Steam Library. If already you have made the Game Details section private under your Steam profile, then no one won’t be seeing what games you have or what games you purchase on Steam.
- In the Steam Library go to that game
- There will be a checkbox Hide this Game in my Library
- Click on it and click OK to confirm the action
So, these are the various ways by which you can hide your Steam activity and anything relating to your game from anyone on Steam and even your friends you have on the gaming platform.