How To Add Friends On Steam [Updated 2023]

Steam allows you to conveniently download your favorite PC games to your computer without the need to actually buy the game from a physical store. Steam has a feature made to allow players to connect with each other creating a more lively and interacting gaming experience. To be able to do this, Steam users are encouraged to add friends on their friends list so that they can play the games together virtually on Steam Community.

In this guide, we will show you the ways to add friends on Steam easily.

What you need to know before adding friends on Steam:

Although adding friends on Steam is very easy, there are times when you could encounter errors along the way. That is why before you add a friend or someone on steam you have to keep in mind a few things: One, make sure that your account is not restricted, banned, or suspended; if it is you can’t send friend requests to someone.

Next, make sure you know the person’s correct Steam profile name. If you don’t know their exact profile name on Steam you will have a hard time searching them and you can’t add them.

How To Add Friends On Steam

There are two easy ways to add a friend on Steam. Let’s take a look at each of them.

First Method: Using the Friend Code

The first method to use to add friends on Steam is by giving that person your Friend Code or you may ask them to give you their Friend Code. Entering your friend’s friend code means you are allowing and inviting them to connect with you.

Keep in mind that until you purchase a game or add money to your Steam Wallet, you won’t be able to send friend invites. There are restrictions placed on new accounts until a minimal quantity of money is spent. Before making any purchases, you may choose to get an invite link from existing friends.

To add friends on Steam using a friend code, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Steam app. 
  2. Login to your account if you have not logged in already.
  3. On Steam window, select the Friends tab on the upper left.
  4. Once you’re in the Friends window, click the Add a friend icon
  5. Click on the COPY button to copy your own Friend Code.
  6. Send it to your friend so that they can enter them into their Steam app.

If you’re the one getting a friend code from them, simply enter the code in the Enter a Friend Code box to add a friend.

Second Method: Send Invite Link to Friend

This next method requires you to give the person your invite link. It can be sent as an email, text message or any chat apps that they are using. It can only be used one time by that person and will expire automatically after 30 days if not used, you could send again another invite.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Steam app. 
  2. Login to your account if you have not logged in already.
  3. On Steam window, select the Friends tab on the upper left.
  4. Once you’re in the Friends window, click the Add friend icon
  5. In the Or send a Quick Invite section, click on the COPY button to copy the quick invite link
  6. If you need a new quick invite link, simply click on Generate new link button.
  7. Send invite link to the person you want to add friend on their email, chat or as text message.

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