How to appear offline on Steam

When you think of some of the best places to play games, create them, or just discuss gaming, one of the first options that come to your mind must be Steam. You can find thousands of games there, but not just that. Steam has an active community as well. You can add friends and chat with other fellow players.

However, at times, all you want to do is play your favorite game without being disturbed by others. And if that’s the case, Steam has a solution. It allows the users to appear offline. If you enable this option, no one will see that you are online, so you can relax and enjoy playing. Here, we will share a quick and easy guide on how to appear offline on Steam.

Steps on how to appear offline on Steam

If you want to play your favorite games and not be disturbed by strangers or people you have on your friend list on Steam, you have to enable an option with a few clicks. If you have never done this before, don’t worry. It requires just a couple of seconds. Here is what you need to do:

  • Launch Steam
  • When Steam opens, click on the Friends tab at the top
  • A drop-down menu will show up
  • Click on “Offline”

That’s it! You will appear offline as soon as you select this option.

You can always go back and set your status back to Online, or choose Away or Invisible.

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