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How to Appear Offline on Steam (2023)

Want to appear offline on Steam, here is how it is done.

Steam is a great platform for gamers who want to play and share their favorite games with their friends. Players can boast their ranks to each other and have fun in many other ways. But this can distract players too while they are in a match with a friend or while they are playing a solo match. When this happens, you start thinking of ways for appearing offline while using steam. Well, there is a feature that allows users to go offline while exploring Steam. So, let’s see how to appear offline on Steam.

Steps to Appear Offline on Steam (2023)

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You can easily appear offline on Steam through these simple workarounds across any device you are using. These simple workarounds are mentioned below:

For Computer

  1. Open the Steam app.
  2. Log in with your credentials.
  3. Click on the “Friends” tab on the Steam menu bar to open a drop-down menu.
  4. You can choose among three options available.
  5. Click the appropriate option and now you are offline.

If you want to chat with a friend while remaining offline, you will have to tap on the “invisible” option.

For Smartphones

For Android users you can follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open the Steam app.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines.
  3. Navigate to “Settings” and tap on the downwards arrow to open the drop-down menu.
  4. In the drop-down menu choose “Go Offline” to go completely offline.

If you want to avoid chatting with your friends through mobile you can follow these steps:

  1. Install the Steam Chats app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
  2. Log in to your ID.
  3. Tap on the three horizontal lines.
  4. Below your profile name and image, tap on the “Invisible” option to appear offline.

In these simple ways, you can appear offline to your friends while playing games or exploring new games in Steam Store. If you are looking to test Steam games on your Oculus Quest 2 without a PC, here is a separate guide on How to play Steam games on Oculus Quest 2 without a PC.