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.
But, why do I need this Steam ID when I can just change my username and make it something easily recognizable? Find out about the importance of Steam ID’s in this article.
Why Is Finding My Steam ID Important?
By accessing your Steam ID, you can easily point others to your profile, without making them search the entire Steam search results section which is often misleading and full of same-name accounts.
On top of this, you’ll be able to use useful third-party tools such as SteamDB, which is a database for all Steam accounts. Here you can see the value of your account, as well as find other interesting facts about it.
This includes the amount 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 which 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 here’s 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.
The number highlighted on the screenshot above is an example of how a “default” Steam ID looks like. If you wish to change this to a custom one such as the profile on the screenshots above has, you can do it like this.
Feel free to set your custom URL to anything you’d like. In this example, this Steam user has it the same like 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 differently on other operating systems and browsers. This example features Google Chrome on a Windows 10 Operating System)
On the top right corner you’ll see a “Sign in” button with the Steam logo. Click on it. This will take you to a login screen where you need 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 ID’s you need. If you only needed this service one time, and you no longer wish your Steam account to be a part of the Steam Database website, 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 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 stated in this article.