If you’ve ever changed your display name on Steam, you may have noticed that you can choose any name you want, even if someone else is already using that name. How? Well, thanks to Steam’s ID system, every person that has a Steam account has a unique, unchangeable Steam ID, which is what Steam uses to identify users.
What Is a Steam ID, and What Is It Used For?
A Steam ID is a 17-character string of digits that uniquely identifies each person on the platform. When linking other people to your profile, your Steam ID is used in the URL of your profile page (unless you’ve set your page to use a custom URL).
This means that your Steam ID is used to redirect others to your profile page, as well as for use with third-party tools. These tools include things like SteamDB and Steam ID Finder. Some game companies, like EA and Ubisoft, may also ask you for your Steam ID to use their games and services.
Your Steam ID is one piece of information that you may never need. But if you do find yourself needing to find your Steam ID for any reason, there are a few ways you can find it easily.
How to Find Your Steam ID
There are a few different ways to find your Steam ID. We’ll cover each way to find your Steam ID below.
On the Account Details Page
The first and simplest way to find your Steam ID is to go to your Account details page. To start, launch Steam, click on your display name in the upper right corner, then click Account details in the context menu.
You’ll now see your Steam ID located under your account username at the top of the page.
From Your Profile Page
Another simple way to get your Steam ID is to go to your profile page. First, open up Steam, then mouse over your display name at the top right, then click Profile.
Now, right-click on a blank space on the page to bring up a context menu. Then click on Copy URL. This will copy your profile page URL to your clipboard, which contains your Steam ID.
Paste the URL in notepad, and copy the digits at the end of the URL, excluding any forward slashes (/).
By Enabling the Steam URL Address Bar
Another way to easily access your Steam ID is by enabling the address bar in Steam. To do so, launch Steam and then click on Steam in the top left corner. Then click on Settings.
In the Settings window, click Interface. Then, find and click the checkbox next to Display web address bars when available, and then click the OK button.
Now mouse over your display name at the top of the steam window and click Profile.
Once your profile page loads up, you should see your Steam profile URL at the top. Copy the digits at the end of the URL, excluding any forward slashes (/).
Go to Your Profile Page in a Web Browser
An alternative to enabling the address bar in your Steam client to find your Steam ID is to access your profile from a web browser. In a web browser, go to the Steam website and log in. Once you’ve logged in, mouse over your display name at the top of the page, and click on Profile.
Once your profile loads up, you’ll see your Steam ID at the end of the URL in the address bar. Copy the digits at the end of the URL, excluding any forward slashes (/).