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Steam Mobile App gets a huge revamp out now for everyone

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After some time being in Beta, Valve has officially released the new shiny new Steam Mobile App for all.

This really is a big upgrade, and one we've all been waiting for. Valve let Steam Mobile die a slow death until this revamp, so let's hope they keep up with it this time. It has a new design, along with it being built on a whole new framework. Major new additions like QR code sign-in, making it easier than ever to jump into Steam on new devices.

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App Features:

  • Two-factor authentication to ensure you’re the only one with access to your account
  • QR code sign in - Scan a QR code to sign into Steam instead of entering a password or…
  • Sign in confirmation - Confirm your regular Steam sign ins with simple “approve” or “deny”
  • Authorized Devices - Manage access to the devices your account has signed in
  • Easy access to the Store, Community, News, etc from wherever you are
  • Your Library with access to your game content, discussions, guides, support, and more
  • Remote download of games and updates on your PC, managed from your phone
  • Customizable Steam notifications: wishlist, sales, comments, trades, discussions, friend requests, and more
  • Trade and Market confirmations – to ensure items don’t leave your account without your approval
  • An improved Store browsing experience for mobile screens
  • Support for using multiple Steam accounts in the app
  • Customizable tabs

Valve makes it clear that Steam Chat will remain a separate app, for some reason. It will also be getting some major upgrades today on Android and iOS "soon".

As for what's next. Valve are bringing the QR sign-in to Steam Deck, adding in new notification types and adding the Authorized Devices list to the Steam Client and browser.

The app is available in the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store, and as a standalone APK.

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Eike 12 Oct
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Would I need to opt out of beta now to not get future beta stuff?
Anza 12 Oct
UX design is quite important. I updated the mobile app and signed in normally. After sign in it opened the Steam guard page. I got bit confused that do I need to do two factor authentication on the phone too.

As I haven't used the application much I have noticed just few things.

  • some of the icons are slightly non obvious, shouldn't take too long to get used to them though
  • notifications are not in sync with desktop (though mobile application has some notifications that desktop doesn't have in the regular notification feed)
  • library doesn't have collections, so if you actually want to browse your library with the application, it could be hard to find what you want
fagnerln 12 Oct
It's a lot better, but it still feels like beta software, it should take a bit more time on the oven.

And i disliked how hidden is the inventory there.
Marlock 12 Oct
The current Steam Mobile app did have chat, despite the separate app existing and being more feature-complete... I use only the Steam Mobile messaging because the chat app has issues on my phone.

Will this update remove the simple chat message features entirely ir is it still there in its minimal form?
anewson 12 Oct
just downloaded it for the promise of one-touch authentication. nice looking app! does say I have some phantom friend requests though.
HxE 13 Oct
The app was a lagfest on the first launch, though the performance was fixed after restarting the app. The only thing I really miss is a chat, I hope steam chat app will be merged into the main app soon.
audiopathik 13 Oct
The live version is still full of bugs, pages not loading or the wrong pages.
Marlock 13 Oct
the perks of disabling auto-updates on google play store...

I have time to decide when it's safe to click the update button.

For my usage, so far the benefits don't seem all that big and the issues seem significant
Termy 13 Oct
Anyone knows if the standalone apk has an updater? Aurora Store being finnicky as it is i tend to avoid playstore stuff as much as possible...
Marlock 13 Oct
Quoting: TermyAnyone knows if the standalone apk has an updater? Aurora Store being finnicky as it is i tend to avoid playstore stuff as much as possible...
https://store.steampowered.com/mobile
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