Need your Steam ID but having a hard time locating it?
When you create an account on Steam, you are given a unique code identifier that separates your account from the rest so that it is easier for Steam to identify and monitor all the accounts registered on their platform.
Given that they allow multiple users to have the same username, they had to assign a unique Steam ID for every user so that it is easier for everyone to look for someone in the community or in-game. This means that even if you change your username every day, your Steam ID would still remain the same.
Before finding your Steam ID, let us discuss first where you can use your unique Steam ID.
Like what we have mentioned above, Steam IDs are used to give unique identification for every account registered on Steam. However, Steam IDs can also be used for the following:
- Finding community profiles of a specific user.
- Accessing web forums that use or require Steam IDs.
- Reporting or contesting a ban initiated by Steam or Valve on your user profile.
- Reporting other users for their behavior in-game or in the chat.
Now, if you are having troubles finding your Steam ID, worry no more as we are here to help. Today, we are going to show you a few methods that you can do to find your unique ID on Steam.
Let’s get started.
- 1. Finding Your Steam ID on the Client.
- 2. Use the Steam ID Lookup Tool.
- 3. Find Your Steam ID on Valve Games.
- 4. Temporarily Removing Your Custom URL.
1. Finding Your Steam ID on the Client.
The simplest way to find your Steam ID is on the actual Steam client. By default, your Steam ID is not visible on the client, but with a few changes in your settings, you would be able to locate your Steam ID easily.
To do this, you can follow the steps below to guide you through the process:
- First, open the Steam client on your computer.
- After that, enter your account credentials and login to your Steam Profile.
- Next, click on the View tab from the navigation menu located at the top of your screen and select Settings.
- Inside the Settings, click on the Interface tab.
- Now, make sure that the ‘Display Steam URL’ option is marked checked and click on Ok to save the changes.
- Lastly, click on your Username from the main page. On the address bar, you will see a URL similar to this ‘https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198304509903’. The random number combination at the end of the URL is your Steam ID.
You can now use your Steam ID to join community forums or to report issues to Steam about their game client.
However, if you do not see a random number combination at the end of the URL, it is possible that you have a custom URL set on your account. In this case, you can proceed to the next method below to find your Steam ID.
2. Use the Steam ID Lookup Tool.
Steam also allows users to set a custom URL on their accounts so that they have a simpler URL to look at instead of random numbers displaying on the screen. With this, you can use a third-party Steam ID finder to identify your unique account ID.
Check out the steps below to guide you on how to use the tool:
- On your browser, go to Steam Finder.
- Next, copy the URL on your profile and paste it on the search box.
- Lastly, click on the Get Steam ID button.
Now, the site will display the information available for your account including your unique Steam ID.
3. Find Your Steam ID on Valve Games.
If you play games developed by Valve like Counter-Strike, Team Fortress, and Half-Life (just to name a few) then you can also look for your Steam ID inside those games. Games developed by Valve use your Steam ID for other players to invite and add you on the game.
To find your Steam ID in-game, follow the steps below:
- First, launch a Valve developed game from your Steam Library.
- Next, enable the Developer Console on the game’s settings. (This varies depending on the game that you play)
- After that, open the Developer Console.
- Lastly, type ‘status’ on the console and click Submit. Your Steam ID would be under the Unique ID section.
Once done, take note of your Steam ID so that you can use it on whatever transaction you need it for.
On the other hand, if you are not playing a Valve developed game or you are not comfortable using a third-party site to locate your Steam ID, you can try doing the final method below to find your Steam ID if you have a custom URL set on your account.
4. Temporarily Removing Your Custom URL.
Since custom URLs on your account would hide your Steam ID from appearing in the address bar on Steam. In this case, what you can do is to temporarily remove the custom URL set on your account so that you can locate your Steam ID easier.
To remove your custom URL, follow the guide below:
- First, open Steam and enter your account credentials to log in to your Steam account.
- After that, click on your Username to access your Profile.
- Next, click on Edit My Profile.
- Lastly, scroll down to the Custom URL tab and remove the text inside the box. Scroll down once again and click the Save button to apply the changes.
Now, go back to Method 1 and follow the guide to locate your unique Steam ID on the client. Once done, you can set your custom URL back on your account if you still prefer to have it.
This sums up our guide on how to locate and identify your Steam ID using different methods using the Steam client and third-party websites. If you come across other ways on how to identify unique IDs on Steam, kindly share it in the comment section below, and we would give you credit for the method once we update this guide.
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