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Steam Profile Privacy Settings Get New Options

Category: General News
Posted: 01:27PM

If you have ever looked at your Steam profile and wished you could hide the library you have built over the years, you now have that option. Valve has changed profile privacy settings to make it possible to hide your 'game details,' including the games you own and have on your wishlist, as well as the related metadata like achievements and playtime. This information can be set to be public, viewable by friends only, or hidden from everyone. Your total playtime though can be hidden separately from this command, so you can keep that secret while still showing off your collection. The 'game details' setting also impacts whether you are identified as being in-game by others, and if the title of the game is shown.

These are not the only privacy changes coming, such as the addition of an Invisible mode alongside Online, Away, and Offline. With Invisible selected, you will appear to others as though you are Offline, but still have access to your friends list and the ability to send and receive messages. I can definitely see this as being useful for some and will be a welcome change when it arrives.

Source: Steam Blog

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