Each Steam account has a unique 17-digit number. This is called a Steam ID, and finding yours might be a bit difficult if you are a beginner Steam user.
So why do I need this Steam ID when I can easily change my username and make it something easily recognizable? Find out about the importance of Steam IDs in this article.
Why Is Finding My Steam ID Important?
By accessing your Steam ID, you can point others to your profile with ease, without making them search the entire Steam search results section, which is often misleading and full of same-name accounts. Be a friend and save them time!
On top of this, you’ll be able to use useful third-party tools such as SteamDB, a database for all Steam accounts. Here you can see the value of your account and find other interesting facts about it.
This includes the number of games you’ve played in your library, hours spent playing per platform, games sorted by time played, and a lot more.
What Is My Steam ID?
Finding your Steam ID is easy, and there are two different ways to do it.
This is the easier method that is suggested for beginner Steam users. All you have to do is load up Steam and go to the profile section. Here’s how to do it step-by-step:
Some users will navigate to this section, but they’ll be unable to see the Steam URL Address bar. If this is the case for you, don’t worry!
For most users, this option is set to off by default. You can easily enable it with just one click, and this is how to do it.
Upon selecting the option as instructed on the screenshot, press “OK” and navigate back to your profile section. You will now be able to see the Steam URL Address Bar.
Here, you can see the number highlighted on the screenshot above demonstrates what a default Steam ID looks like. If you want to change yours to a custom one, like the profile on the screenshots shown earlier have, follow our next steps:
Feel free to set your custom URL to anything you’d like. In this example, this Steam user has it the same as their profile name. You can put a number or a combination of both numbers and letters if that’s what you prefer. It is recommended to use a simpler phrase or a word, though, so you can easily tell it to others when they wish to find your account.
Let’s take a look at the other method now which includes logging in to a third-party website. Don’t worry, SteamDB is trusted by millions of users and is used on a daily basis.
For this method, you’ll need to navigate to a website called SteamDB. You can do so by typing this in your URL bar.
(URL Bars may look different on other operating systems and browsers. This example features Google Chrome on a Windows 10 Operating System)
You’ll see a “Sign in” button with the Steam logo on the top right corner. Click on it. This will take you to a login screen to connect your Steam account to the website. It should look like this.
After you sign in, navigate to the top right corner of the website and click on the little circle. The website should already be using your Steam profile Avatar as a picture.
This should take you to a page where you can see a bunch of information about your Steam account, the history of it and a lot more. It should look like this.
Feel free to copy any of the IDs you need. If you only needed to use the service once and no longer wish for your Steam account to be a part of the Steam Database website, no problem! You can select the “Delete my account and all of its data” option while logging out of it.
And that’s it. You now know a lot more about your Steam account. If you ever wish to use this website again, you can easily do so, regardless of if you chose the “Delete my account and all of its data” option when you last logged out of it.
The large 17-digit number called “a Steam ID” and its entire concept may be a bit confusing for newer Steam users. However, we often need it to add friends, allow friends to add us and use third-party websites as well.
Finding your Steam ID is easy. You can learn how to do it in two different methods by simply following the instructions provided in this article.