How to Add Friends on Steam

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Adding friends on Steam may seem simple for someone who has never tried. But most people are having a hard time doing so because they are receiving an error stating: “Your account does not meet the requirement to use this feature”. The gaming industry has been focusing more and more these past years on increasing their revenue, therefore shifting their business models on creating more paid features. Since 2015, Steam has announced some limitations to new accounts created on their platform. In order to access those features, users are now required to either spend a minimum of 5$ USD on any steam purchase or add 5$ USD to their steam wallet. Adding a friend was part of these features. As of 2015, steam account holders cannot add any friend on Steam if they haven’t done so. In this article we will explain how to add funds to your Steam account and how to add a friend after doing so. We are also giving out free 10$ Steam Credit for any purchase on our website! (More info at step 4). If you have already spent 5$ or more on your account, skip to Step 6.

Here are the steps you need to go through to add a friend on Steam:

    1. Open the Steam app.
    2. Log in to your steam account.
    3. On the top-left corner, click on 'Friends', then on 'Add a Friend' in the drop-down menu as followed:

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 3

    4. You should get a pop-up saying that your account is limited by the constraint 'Your account does not meet the requirements to use this feature' as shown below:

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 4


      If you click on ‘Visit Steam Support for more information’, you will see :

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 4.5

      You will only be able to add a friend after you have completed the 5$ USD requirement.

      Lucky for you, we offer steam gifts cards with any purchase!

      Visit our collection of Innovative Technology, chose any product you are interested in, could be any cool innovative technology or a gift for him or her! When you get to the checkout page, add STEAM in the discount code box and you will receive a 10$ steam gift Card by e-mail!

      If you prefer missing our great offer, here is how to proceed with adding funds to your wallet:

    5. On the top right corner, click on your username, and on the drop-down menu, click on ‘View my Wallet’:

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 5


      You will be redirected to a page where you can chose the amount you want to add to your wallet :

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 5.5

      After completing the fund transfer, follow these steps to add a friend :

    6. On the top-left corner, click on 'Friends', then 'Add a Friend' in the drop-down menu:

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 6


      You can either send an invite (if your friend does not already have a steam account), or you can search for him by his profile name:

      How to Add friends on Steam Step 6.5

 

Now just click “Add as Friend” and you are good to go!

 

Author : Samer Mounayer

Published on : 02/07/2019