How To Add Friends On Steam

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 latest installment of our Tutorial service, we will tackle the ways to add friends on steam without the need to spent a cent.

What you need to know before adding friends on Steam:

Although adding friends on steam is very easy, there are time when you could encounters 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 to prevent errors in adding: One, make sure that your account is not limited, if it is you can’t send friend request 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

Time Needed : 2 minutes

There are three different ways on how to add a friend on Stream:

First Method: Use Search Function on Desktop App, Web Page or Mobile App

The Steam app on your desktop is somewhat similar to the Steam service on their web page. You have the option whichever you want to use to add friends on steam.
In here, we will add friends on Steam using the Desktop App on your computer.

  1. Open Steam App

    It is usually located on your Desktop or task bar on your windows PC. Add Friends On Steam

  2. Login to your account

    Login to your account if you have not logged in already.Login to your account

  3. Click on your username.

    Add friends to Steam

  4. Select Friends tab

    Select Friends tab from the drop down menuAdd friends to Steam

  5. Click Add friend

    At Friends section on the left pane, click Add friend from the list.Click Add friend

  6. Type Profile user name of the person

    At the try searching for a friend tab, type the exact profile name of the person you want to add as friend. Add friends to Steam

  7. Select on the Search tab or Click Enter

    Steam will now search for the username to add to your friends list.Add friends to Steam

  8. Select Add as Friend

    At the Search result, locate the profile name and picture of the person you are trying to add if there are more than 1 result shown.Add friends to Steam

  9. Select OK

    Select OK at the pop up menu that appears that says Friend invite sent. They will appear and added as a friend on your friends list once they have answer your invite.Add friends to Steam

Second Method: Using the Friend Code

Another 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.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Open Steam App. It is usually located on your Desktop or task bar on your windows PC.
  2. Login to your account if you have not logged in already.
  3. On Steam window, select on your user name.
  4. Select Friends tab from the drop down menu.
  5. At Friends section on the left pane, click the Add friend from the list.
  6. You will see at the first tab Your friend code, select copy.
  7. Send it to your friend so that they can input them to their Steam app.
  8. You can also input the Friend Code that your friend gave for the invite to connect.

Third Method: Send Invite Link to Friend

The first two methods allows you to send friend request to the person and will see the request the next time they logged into their Steam account. However, this last 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 Steam App. It is usually located on your Desktop or task bar on your windows PC.
  2. Login to your account if you have not logged in already.
  3. On Steam window, click on your user name located at the top portion.
  4. Select Friends tab from the drop down menu.
  5. At Friends section on the left pane, click Add friend from the list.
  6. You will find on the right pane a Generate new link tab, select on it. Wait for the invite link
  7. Select on Copy to copy the invite link.
  8. Send invite link to the person you want to add friend on their email or as text message.

After following the methods mentioned, you have successfully added your friends on your Friends list on Steam Community without the need to spent a cent.