How to Add a Friend on Steam Mobile or Desktop

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Steam is an online portal which provides various features like you can buy and play games, share artworks, screenshots and even games. You can find and add friends to your Steam account and share your games with them.

Here is how to add a friend on Steam Mobile or Desktop:

Way to Add a Friend on Steam (Mobile)

Without adding at least five dollars to your Steam account, you’re not able to add your friends on Steam. So, to add friends on Steam, you have to spend a minimum of five dollars. If you’ve already added then jump to the below steps. If you haven’t then first add the amount after that follow the steps to add your friends.

Steps:

1.    Tap on the ‘Steam’ icon from your home screen to launch the app.

If you’ve previously logged in with your account, then you’ll see the last-opened page when you open the app. if you haven’t then,

2.    Type your Steam account’s username and password.

3.    And then tap on ‘Login.’ After login, a confirmation code will be forwarded to your Steam email by Steam Support.

4.    Open the email address and check the mail received from Steam Support.

5.    Enter the five-character code on the prompted window to confirm your identity.

6.    Now, tap the ‘Hamburger’ icon on the Steam main screen.

7.    Select ‘Friends’ from the menu. If you’ll see ‘Chat’ option instead then tap on it.

8.    Go to ‘Search bar.’ In iPhone, you’ll need to swipe down, and in Android, you can directly open it by using the ‘magnifying glass’ icon located at the upper-right corner of your Android screen.

9.    Enter your ‘Friend’s or Group’s name’ into the bar. As you enter the name, resulting usernames will start appearing on your screen below the search bar.

10.    Tap on ‘All Players’ (Android) or ‘Search All Players’ (iPhone) below the search bar.

11.    Tap on the ‘Username of your friend or group.’  If you’re on Android, then you need to first tap on the name below the search bar and then on the following page.

12.    And then tap on ‘Add Friend’ below the profile picture of your friend.

That it! Friend request will be sent to the selected user. Once it will approve your friend will be added to your Steam friends list.

Way to Add a Friend on Steam (Desktop)

Without adding at least five dollars to your Steam account, you’re not able to add your friends on Steam. So, to add friends on Steam, you have to spend a minimum of five dollars. If you’ve already added then jump to the below steps. If you haven’t then first add the amount after that follow the steps to add your friends.

Steps:

1.    Go to http://store.steampowered.com/. This will take you to the Steam website, and Steam home page will be on your desktop.

2.    Now, log in with your Steam account.

If you’ve already logged on your PC with your Steam account, then your username will display on the top of the page. Take your mouse cursor over the username.

To log in on Steam:

•    Click on ‘Login’ near the upper-right corner of the Steam home page.

•    Type your Steam account’s username and password and then log in.

3.    Click on ‘FRIENDS’ from the drop-down option. This will open your Steam Friend’s page.

4.    Click on ‘+ADD FRIENDS’ button. This is at the right side of the Friend’s page.

5.    Click on the Search bar and enter your ‘Friend’s or Group’s name’ into it. As you enter the name, resulting usernames will starts appearing on your screen below the search bar.

You can click on ‘Individuals or Groups’ option below the search bar to select a category and narrow search results.

6.    Click on ‘ADD AS FRIEND’ button at the right of the username you want to add from the results. That it! Friend request will be sent to the selected user. Once it will approve your friend will be added to your Steam friends list. If you can’t add friends from your Steam profile page then maybe your account is in ‘Profile private’ state, add your friends and enjoy gaming with them.

Edward Lewis is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Edward has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.