How To Turn off Friend playing game notification on Steam

Are you annoyed while you playing the game by the notification appear simultaneously came from the friends on steam account.

How To Turn off Friend playing game notification on Steam

Question came from audience:

How can I stop being notified when a friend begins a game in-game?

The lower right corner of my screen is always cluttered with pop-up notifications for items I have no interest in seeing when I’m playing a steam game.


I receive notifications about people whose identities I don’t know and whose actions I couldn’t care less about, and the blasted thing has such tiny characters that you have to go an inch from the screen to see it, which is impossible anyhow because it disappears so quickly.

I don’t want to be notified when my pals start playing games since it makes me feel snoopy or stalker-like.


I’ll just send a chat to them and ask, “Hey, you want to play a game?” if I want to play with them.
It is much simpler that way and it works incredibly well.

I looked everywhere but couldn’t find a way to turn off this obnoxious friggin popup nonsense.
I recommend including a button that asks a question on the enormous, empty, full-screen display that appears when you press Shift+Tab and uses the smallest text possible everywhere “Disable those obnoxious pop-up notifications? Yes | No”

First of all, there are two options to access steam account.

1. via website by accessing store.steampowered.com open this link through your web browser. and start to login into steam account.

install steam client/application

2. Through steam client/application installed on your PC. how to install this steam application? just click top menu and find button “install steam”. after .exe downloaded just install by following the steps to install steam client on your computer. the final step after install finished double click steam desktop icon available in your computer. congratulation, now you can access steam via application and play the game from the application.

i would like to show you how to disable notification came from your friends through website and application.

Via steam website:

click on chat menu

On condition after logged in into steam account at top of menu sort your cursor than click on it.

chat room on steam

for next further, you will be redirect to chat group on top corner of your chat room navigate to gear icon immediately tab on gear icon than you will be carrying on “Friends list settings” direct you sight on left sidebar.

under friends list there are four tabs menu such as chat, size & scaling, notifications & voice. navigate your cursor to “notifications tab” than tap on it. you will be directed on “Notification screen” which there are many options such as when a friend join a game, when a friend comes online, when i receive direct chat message, when i receive a chat room notification and the last group events and announcements. you can uncheck tick-box for “show a notification and play a sound” based on your necessary or your wish.

finally, you have done all steps in method 1 disabling friend’s notification via website.

Second method disabling friend’s notification via app.

on steam

to distinguish between both methods just located at this way such figure out on picture above. in website chat located at top in app chat located at bottom of steam account. Have nice try. i hope this article and video guide will you to disable friends notification and you will be free while playing a game without any distraction and feel peace in mind and enjoy playing game.

2 comments

  1. Hi there, thank you for sharing this article i am a gamer enthusiasm often use steam to play my games. and i also annoy with the notification appear while playing the game and i can’t focus on playing the game. i knew the notification annoying cause need time to fix or to setup and i select to play the game and not think about notifications.

  2. Hi there, thank you for sharing this article i am a gamer enthusiasm often use steam to play my games. and i also annoy with the notification appear while playing the game and i can’t focus on playing the game. i knew the notification annoying cause need time to fix or to setup and i select to play the game and not think about notifications.

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