Steam Finally Lets You Add Games To Cart Without Going To A Separate Page

You can also mark your games as "private" now.

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  • Steam’s newest update makes a bunch of changes to the storefront UI along with some new additions.
  • Users can now add items to their cart without being dragged to a different page. 
  • Users can also mark their Steam games private to hide them from other players. 

Perhaps one of the most requested features on Steam for a long time, Steam finally lets users add products to a cart without getting spirited away into an entirely different page. Steam’s latest update overhauls certain aspects of the storefront UX such as the process of adding products into the cart without opening a separate page.

The cart gives you a much bigger view of the games you have added rather than the small listicle-like page from before. Another major addition in the update is the ability to mark games private making them visible only to you. Furthermore, users will also be able to mark a game private before purchasing said game.

This might be useful to all of you who find yourself indulging in Steam’s more … promiscuous lineup of games. All of these updates were previously only available to users who had opted-in for Steam’s beta client, so it’s nice to finally see it available to everyone else as well.

As a Steam user for the past 15 years, it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that this has been one of my most wanted features for Steam. The full patch notes are as follows:

Steam Patch Notes
The patch notes for the latest Steam update.

Over the past few months, Steam’s UI has seen a lot of changes ranging from major UI overhauls for your library and the store to small QoL improvements smoothing out the general user experience. Hopefully, soon enough we’ll get to the point where you can add things to your cart without even opening the product’s store page. 

Steam’s Evolution

Despite some respectable competition from the Epic Games Store, Steam remains the de-facto store for the PC gaming ecosystem. The store has even become a proper haven for games using AI after the store updated its guidelines to allow AI-generated content to be uploaded on Steam, for better or for worse. 

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