What is Steam?
Steam is a gaming platform that can be downloaded to PCs and mobile devices. You can set up a profile, download, purchase and play game titles. You can add friends and communicate via online messaging and voice chat. Steam allows members to live stream their gameplay and facilitates in-game purchases using a Steam Wallet. Funds can be added to this wallet using PayPal, credit cards or Steam Wallet codes, which are for sale at physical stores and online. Counter-Strike is a popular title on Steam.
Apps: Android app, Apple iOS
How do people use Steam?
Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use gaming services like Steam.
Steam is used for: content sharing, gaming, in-app purchasing, live streaming, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing, and voice chat.
How can you report online abuse or block someone?
How can you protect your personal information?
- Steam profile privacy
Learn how profile privacy works and how to make your account as secure as possible.
Key safety links
- Family View
Learn how to use Family View and how to configure which content and features of Steam a child can access.
- Steam Support Knowledge Base
Offers a range of general help, how-to and troubleshooting information.
- Rules and guidelines
Discussions, reviews, and user-generated content as well as guidelines for the use of Steam.
Explains how your information is collected, stored and used by Valve, the owners of Steam.