Steam, a cloud-based gaming platform that lets users store and purchase online games, is now available. The gamer-focused platform was launched in 2003 and has been around almost two decades. Since its inception, some users have remained loyal to the platform.
Gaming usernames aren’t always as cool as they were when you were 16. Names can have a significant impact on platforms like Steam, where many of us have been gaming since childhood. Can you change your Steam account name if you have outgrown it?
Before you answer that question, it is important to understand that your Account name and other usernames are different. Your Steam account number cannot be changed. The name you see on Steam is your Steam profile name. This name can be changed by you and other gamers.
Modify your Steam account name
Your Steam account name cannot be changed. This is your account’s numeric identifier and it cannot be changed. It is not clear why, but Steam’s T&Cs state that it cannot be changed.
Modify your Steam profile name
Your Steam profile name may be different. This is the name at the top or top right of the page. This is the name that your friends will see and use to contact you in game. This name can be changed.
- Log in to Steam and choose your current username from the upper right corner
- In the dropdown menu, click View Profile.
- To edit your profile , click
- To change your name, simply type it over.
- To save the file, click on ‘Save Changes’ at bottom.
You should immediately change your profile name so that everyone can see it.
What is the best way to transfer my games and set up a Steam account?
It would be great if you could create a new Steam username and transfer all your games. Although it would be great, you can’t do it. Single-user licenses for game licenses can be assigned to your Steam account. It is impossible to merge accounts. This is why you need to create a new account or transfer existing games. You can’t merge accounts.
Delete your Steam account
There’s a huge difference between uninstalling Steam or deleting your Steam account. Uninstalling is simply a way to free up some hard disk space. Delete your Steam account is exactly what it says. Delete all your account information, licenses, CD keys, and other items associated with the account.
Although you can create a new Steam account, you will lose all access to your games. All games purchased through Steam will be lost and you will no longer be able to use any CD keys purchased through Steam. You can still play games you purchased elsewhere, but that were added to Steam.
All community contributions, discussions, mods and other content will be deleted. This is an emergency request and there is no way to do it automatically. Only support tickets can be used to delete an account. To close your profile, you will need to complete a few verification steps.
Create a new account
If your Steam account has been canceled, you can use another email account. You can create another Steam account in minutes. Verify your email address. Next, choose a new name for your account.
While your account name should reflect who and what you are, it should also reflect your personality. Instead of choosing “DallasCowboysfan08”, you can choose “NFLfan” as who knows what the future holds.
Steam data viewing
View your Steam records using this link This link allows you to modify some of the data and customize your Steam experience. While you cannot change the Steam account name, you can edit account details, profile names, two-factor authentication and many other things.
Although it takes some time to go through the whole list, you will be amazed at the settings. This is especially true if you have a Steam account as old as mine.
How to keep your Steam account safe
It is important to protect your Steam account, considering how valuable it is to you. There is no way to be 100% safe, but there are some practical steps that you can take to minimize the risk.
Steam Guard two-factor authentication must be enabled. This code will be sent to your phone or email whenever someone attempts to log in from an untrusted computer or to make any changes to your account.
Your Steam account password should be strong. A passphrase is better than one word. As long as you remember it, it will be more secure. Steam can only remember your login details if it is the only person who has access to your computer. Passwords should not be shared with anyone.
Do not respond to emails asking for information from Steam. It is important to ignore emails from Steam asking for details. You should delete any email notifications about something and go to Steam to verify it. If the email is legitimate, you should be able access Steam to perform any task you require.
Steam Privacy Settings
You can make your account private if you are really conscious about the name of your account. Follow the same steps as before to update your account name.
- Click ‘My Privacy Options’ on the right side of your Profile page.
- You can toggle between ‘Friends Only” and ‘Private’
You don’t need to save. Once you have toggled your account information, your privacy preferences will be set. If you have changed your identity over the years, it may be a good idea to make your account private.