How to Find and Add Friends on Steam

Purchased a game on Steam and now want to play it with your friends, but don’t know how? Don’t worry, just find out the exact Steam name of your friend and read on. The procedure of adding friends on Steam in simple if you know the correct Steam name of the users you want to connect. Because without the right name, you won’t be able to find the user and add them.

You have three methods to search and add your friends on Steam. If you know the exact name, then you can use the Search of Steam website, desktop, or mobile app. You can use Facebook to find and invite people to Steam. And the last method is to send an invite link to the person you want to connect through text message, email, or social sites. Here is how to search and add friends on Steam.

Note: Only the users have purchased a game or have funds in their Steam wallet can send the friend request and add people. If you don’t want to spend funds, then you can ask your friend to invite, but the same condition is applied to their account.

How to find and add friends on Steam through website or desktop app

Steam website and desktop app are almost the same. Therefore you can use whichever you want.

1.   Go to ‘Steamcommunity.com’ with a browser or launch the ‘Steam’ app on your computer. Once you reach there, further steps for both are the same.

2.   Now, look for your Steam username at the top in the menu bar and place the mouse cursor over it. You may have to log in to your Steam account to view this screen.

3.   Click on ‘Friends’ and then click on ‘Add a Friend.’

4.   Now, click on ‘Go Search’ button near the bottom of the screen.

5.   Enter your friend’s Steam name into the Search for Friends box.

6.   Result for the searched name will appear on display.

7.   Look for your friend into the result list, and then click on ‘ADD AS FRIEND’ button next to the name.

8.   Click ‘OK’ on the Add Friend dialog.

Now, you’ll find your friend in the friend list as soon as your request is accepted.

Important: On Steam, users can edit and change their name anytime. This can create a problem in searching and adding the people on Steam.

How to find and add friends on Steam through Facebook

If you want to add a friend on Steam with whom you’re already connected on Facebook, then it’s simple. Here is how can you add your Facebook friends to your Steam account.

1.   Go to ‘Steamcommunity.com’ or launch the ‘Steam’ app on your computer. Once you reach there, further steps for both are the same.

2.   Now, look for your Steam username at the top in the menu bar and place the mouse cursor over it.

3.   Click on ‘Friends’ and then click on ‘Add a Friend.’

4.   Select ‘Sign in to Facebook’ from FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK section.

5.   Open your Facebook account.

6.   Now, return to FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK section and add your Facebook friends displaying here.

Tip: If you want to get an invite link, then go to INVITE A FRIEND WITH A LINK and click on ‘CREATE AN INVITE LINK’ button. After that, copy your link and share.

Alexa Thomson is a printer expert who has worked with leading printer hardware and software companies. Owing to her expertise in IT, and technology, her blogs have been published in leading magazines and platforms. Her favorite printer writings come for brother printer support.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *