How to find your Steam ID

Steam is a well-known gaming platform for PC. In order to utilise the platform, you must first create a Steam account. Each Steam account requires an account name, email, and password. After a Steam account is created, it will be assigned it own Steam ID. This Steam ID is not usually visible on your account, so it can be difficult to find out what exactly your Steam ID is.

Fortunately, there are ways to find your Steam ID. We’ll be covering how you can achieve such a feat in this article.

How to find your Steam ID

Each Steam account is given their own Steam ID. This ID is unique to their respective accounts. A Steam usually appears as a 17 digit assortment of numbers. There are a few ways of finding your Steam ID, all of which make use of the Steam platform. You can use either the Steam website, or the Steam application.

Account Details

The first method for finding your Steam ID is the most simple method. First, open up Steam and click on your profile name. This should be visible in the top right. Next, select the ‘account details’ option.

You should be able to see your Steam ID beneath your account name. The Steam ID will be in a much smaller font than your account name.

Steam Profile

The second method for discovering your Steam ID is through your Steam profile settings. First, open up Steam and hover over your profile name. Your profile name should be next to the ‘community’ tab. Next, click the ‘profile’ option. This should take you to your Steam profile page.

Click the ‘edit profile’ option.

Scroll down until you find the section labelled ‘Custom URL’. Your profile name should be displayed there if you’ve altered your profile name before. If so, delete your profile name from the Custom URL section. When the text box is blank, your Steam ID should become visible underneath the text box. Your Steam ID should be displayed at the end of the URL.

If the Custom URL section was empty to begin with, your Steam ID should have already been displayed beneath the text box.

Interface Settings

Another method of finding your Steam ID is through the Steam settings. First, open up Steam and go to Steam>Settings. Then, navigate to the interface tab.

Check the box next to ‘display web address bars when available’. When you’re done, click ‘ok’ to confirm the changes. This will make your custom URL visible on your Steam profile page.

Next, go to your Steam profile by hovering over your profile name, and clicking ‘profile’. Your custom URL should be displayed in the top left. Your Steam ID should be shown at the end of the URL. Ensure that you don’t already have a custom URL in place before attempting this method. If you already have a custom URL, the URL displayed will not showcase your Steam ID. You can change delete your Custom URL by clicking ‘edit profile’.

Can I change my Steam ID?

No, you cannot change your Steam ID. A Steam ID is automatically assigned to your account upon creation. The ID is unique to your account and cannot be altered.

However, you can alter your profile name by going to your profile page, and clicking ‘edit profile’.

How to delete my Steam account

If you insist on changing your Steam ID, the only way to achieve this is by making a new Steam account. If you wish to delete your original Steam account before or after making a new one, you can do so using the Steam app. Remember that choosing to delete your Steam account will also delete your all your purchased games. Deleting your account will also delete your account information, posts, mods, and activation keys. After deleting your account, you will no longer be able to access any of the Steam games attached to that account. None of your activation keys can be reused either as they’re single-use items. Therefore, you should think carefully before choosing to delete your account.

To delete your account, first go to https://help.steampowered.com/en/wizard/HelpDeleteAccount. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and click the ‘proceed to account deletion’ option.

You will now be shown the account deletion request page. There should be a form for you to fill in.

The second half of the form will ask you to provide Proof of Ownership. This usually means you need to show some payment information you’ve used before on the account. The form should ask for the payment and invoice details regarding a Steam purchase. Fill in the relevant information. When you’re finished, click the ‘send’ option.

Your account deletion request should now be sent. Steam will approve your request when they’re done verifying the your details.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are a few ways of finding out your Steam ID. You can go to your Steam account details and find it there, find your custom URL in your profile settings, or display the URL on your profile.

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