Do you know how many people are looking at your Steam profile? Well, it’s a lot. And we can’t really blame them for doing that because they’re probably curious to see what games you like and what kind of gamer you are (or if maybe all the rumors about what game you might be playing currently are true). The problem is that there isn’t an easy way to hide your playtime on Steam without literally hiding your entire profile page. That’s where Profile Protectors come in!
Profile Protectors are a simple solution that will hide the specific games and playtime stats from your profile. You’ll be able to continue playing as much or as little of any game you want without anyone else knowing what it is!
The only downside is that there’s currently no way to tell if Profile Protectors are working for you. It might be worth testing a few different ones out and seeing which one works best for you (or simply going with the first possible solution). Just remember, even though your Steam profile will show as not having played any games at all to other people, it may still appear in the game libraries on services like Twitch or YouTube!
Account Settings are available to every Steam user, and it’s a good idea to take advantage of them! These settings allow you to choose what information is shown on your profile page or in the “about” section of Steam chat windows (either publicly or just for friends), so that you can share as much–or as little!–information about yourself with others while still retaining control over who gets access to what.
Some settings will automatically be set based on other choices made during account creation; however, most users should review their Account Settings now and again throughout their time using Steam, especially if they have changed any information since first opening an account! The following article will describe some of the settings that can be changed at any time.
The “Overview” section of Account Settings provides a high-level view of your Profile settings, such as whether you want to show just the games you play or all games in your library on Steam chat windows and profile pages (shown below). You may also choose how many friends are shown on an individual’s Friends list by selecting either 25, 50, 100, 250 or 500 from the dropdown menu. These choices will only affect who is visible on your Friend List: other users will still see the same number of friends that they usually do when viewing their own account page.
Numbers for setting up options in this screen include:
Show which apps I use with my Steam Controller: Off , On, Ask me every time
- Show Chat: All of my friends, My Friends only.
- Make new chat clips available to everyone or just people on my friend list: Everyone, My Friend List Only
- Automatically download game updates and install them for me when they’re ready (requires an internet connection): Enabled [default] Disabled
It’s time to put your privacy back in your hands. Steam has been recently making some changes that are either not favorable or downright annoying for their users, and it’s about time somebody did something about it! That is where this post comes in. So you don’t have to worry about people knowing what games you’ve been playing lately
One of the recent changes steam has made is that they no longer let you hide your game activity. This means that when someone looks at your profile, in addition to seeing how many hours and games you have played recently, they can also see which games. So what now? Well, don’t worry! There are ways around this problem. To start with, we’ll talk about a method I came up with for hiding my latest five minutes worth of gameplay on Steam so nobody could tell what I’ve been playing lately without some further digging into my account (which even then would only be in the last couple days).
Steps To Hide Steam Games:
The first step is to open up a browser tab. For this example, I will use Firefox and Chrome because they’re the most popular browsers out there today (at least in my opinion). Click “File” on either one of these programs from their menu bar at the top or do a quick search for it with your keyboard shortcut. From here you can select “New Tab”. Doing so creates an empty tab that can be used later for other tasks! Now we need to have our Steam account open as well, but not actually logged into anything just yet.
If we were going to go ahead and play something then we would’ve already done that by now since all of our games are shown currently in those five minutes worth of game history is shown on the homepage. So now that we have Steam open, but without an account logged in to one of them, click “Tools” from their menu bar and select “Clear Recent Activity”. One thing you want to make sure is checked first before clicking Clear Recent Activity is whether or not your computer has a webcam connected with it (or if there’s even a camera at all). If so then uncheck this option because otherwise, Steam will continue saving photos identified as being taken by these cameras into its cache!
The next step involves going back over near our browser tab. In Firefox, for example, I would use Ctrl+Tab to switch between both tabs until it reaches my blank new tab where I had created earlier. Doing so should bring up a prompt that says, “What would you like to name this tab?” This is not an issue in Chrome as it automatically names the Tab with the URL of whichever page was last active on before clicking inside a new one.