Latest Steam Client Update Lets You Hide Games From Your Friends

You can now indulge in your guilty pleasure titles without any fear of judgment.

Story Highlights

  • The new Steam Client Beta update has introduced the ability to hide games from your account.
  • This option can be exercised in your Library, your games list on a web browser, and your shopping cart.
  • Any game you decide to hide through this privacy feature will disappear from your account and won’t be visible to anyone.

Valve has announced it’s adding a privacy feature In the new Steam Client Update that will let users hide any game they want from their friends. Through this feature, players can mark certain titles as private which will make them disappear from Steam accounts, not allowing anyone to view them. As per the announcement, This feature will hide your game ownership, in-game status, playtime, and activity, keeping it to yourself.

Steam privacy feature
Steam’s new privacy feature

You can exercise this option from three places: your game list, your shopping cart, and your Library in the Steam Client. Hiding your games can start even before you make the purchase as the new cart will let you make specific titles private while you are shopping or checking out. Furthermore, this updated shopping cart will be the same on all your devices moving forward but is only accessible through the beta client right now.

In addition, you can also hide games from your game list on Steam, which is accessible from a web browser. Unsurprisingly, this option extends to your Steam Client Library as you can make any title you like private and make it invisible to your friends. Doing this is very easy, you just need to go to the Game page, then go to settings, and click the Manage button.


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Other changes in the Steam Client Beta include the ability to gift your friend’s video games. This special holiday feature will let you purchase gifts for several friends in the Steam Client without having to buy them multiple times. In addition, gift messaging has been simplified a little to speed up the checkout process for the client.

SteamVR has also received fixes for a rare crash that happened when showing or hiding non-VR apps in the SteamVR dashboard. Last but not least, this update has rectified the controller LED Color selector UI for SteamInput. Steam Client Beta got this update on December 20th, 2023, meaning it is available to download for all users.

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Ahmed Mansoor is a News Writer who has a deep passion for single-player adventure games. He loves to keep tabs on the gaming and technology industries and loves to break stories that interest his audience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and several years of experience writing for games. Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelor's in Journalism || Written 600+ News Stories.

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