Hide Games On Steam (Chat/Profile/Library) – Tutorial
Do you want to hide games on Steam? Steam shares the activity of your gameplay by default. If you’re playing Bad Rats or Hello Kitty: Island Adventure, you probably want to keep your gameplay a secret. Steam is the biggest digital distribution platform for computer games, with more than 100 million users using the platform.
If you are using Steam set your profile to public, then you’re showing your games library to tons of users. Most of the time, that’s not a problem. If you’re playing the most popular game then there will be tons of other people playing it too. Come let’s take a look at how to game on your Steam.
Hide Games On Steam (Chat/Profile/Library)
How To Hide Games From Steam Profile
The profile page of your Steam normally lists all the played games and display the total hours you’ve spent in all of them. Also, it concentrates on what you’ve been playing in the previous weeks.
By default, Steam profiles are public, but unfortunately, Valve made them private. Still, you should make it public to work with third-party apps that read information using your Steam profile. For example, IsThereAnyDeal scans your wishlist for games and allows you to know if they’re for sale on other stores of game.
- If you want to access your profile in Steam, hover your cursor over your username on the top bar and then tap “Profile.”
- Tap the “Edit Profile” button located at the top right side of the page to edit your profile.
- Tap “My Privacy Settings” located on the right side of your page to check Steam’s profile privacy options.
- Then reset the privacy settings here to control what people can view. If you like to hide gameplay, you have two options.
If you want to hide gameplay information, set “Game details” to “Private.” Not one will be able to view the games you’re playing or the games you’ve wishlisted. They can also view see your friends list, comments, inventory, and other info, depending on the options you have chosen on this page.
Also, you can hide everything by setting the “My Profile” option to Private. While doing so, no one can view your whole profile page. You can also choose “Friends Only,” and only your Steam friends can view see your profile.
How To Hide Games From Steam Chat
If you are playing a game and you don’t care if it’s mentioned on your profile page but you don’t want all your friends to receive a notification that you’ve started playing the game or view that you’re playing it on their friend’s list—you should go offline or hide on Steam chat.
To do so, tap the “Friends and Chat” option in steam. Then tap your username, and choose “Offline” or “Invisible.” Your friends can’t view what you’re playing right now. However, this information will also appear on your profile page.
Remember that setting your “Game details” to Private will secure your friends from viewing the games you’re currently playing, also if you’re online in Steam chat.
Hide Or Erase Games From Your Steam Library
If you want to hide the game from the Steam library on your computer, you can use “Hidden” or remove it from your Steam library.
People who access game details on your profile can easily view any achievements and playtime you have in that game. However, anyone with access to your computer won’t view the game in your normal Steam library.
Steam offers adult-only games and other NSFW content. So the ability to hide games you’re currently playing becomes more important.
How To Restore Hidden Games
You can easily restore the hidden Steam game from your library:
- To start, tap on the View menu located at the top of the Steam client.
- Then choose Hidden Games from the drop-down menu that appears.
- Now you should be able to view any games that you’ve earlier hidden from your library.
- If you like to restore a game and then unhide it, right-tap on a game and choose the tab Manage > Remove from Hidden to do so.
- Tap on the Library tab – your earlier hidden game should now successfully appear in your library.
Prevent Your Steam Account
Well, if you have hidden away those embarrassing pleasures, your secrets might not be safe if your account is not secure. The best thing is that Steam offers (two-factor) 2FA authentication to secure your account from others.
Take your account security a step further after modifying your Steam and email account passwords daily. If you don’t know about the password, then use a password manager to save and create secure passwords to protect your account.
Are you a newbie or a regular Steam user? Do you want to secure your account? If yes, please read this article in which we’ll show you how to secretly use your Steam chat, Steam profile, and Steam library. For further queries and questions let us know below!