The beta version of Steam added the ability to hide games from friends and improved the shopping cart

The beta version of Steam added the ability to hide games from friends and improved the shopping cart

Valve has introduced a new privacy feature for the Steam client. It will allow players to choose which purchased games are visible to other users of the platform. The feature is available in the beta version of the client from December 21.

Game visibility settings can be changed in three ways: in the cart, in the game list (available in the browser), and in the Steam library (Settings > Controls on the game page).

“Starting today, you’ll be able to mark individual games as private, and they’ll stop showing up anywhere anyone but you can see them. Information that you have such a game, as well as your in-game status and activity, will become unavailable. This additional feature will allow you to keep most of your Steam library visible to your friends (so they can see what you’re playing and join in), but hide information about individual games.” – Explained in Steam.

The Steam Store Cart update includes two more useful innovations:

  • bundled gifts: Users will now be able to buy gifts for multiple friends (and themselves) in one purchase. It is easier to add messages to gifts to speed up the ordering process;

  • one cart on all devices: Items in the cart will now be displayed on all devices where the user is signed in to their Steam account. During beta testing, the contents of the shopping cart will only be stored on devices running the beta version of the client.

Related posts