With the click of your profile, other users can view the likes of your Xbox live account, your Battle.net account, and your Steam account all in one place.
In this article, we’ll specifically look at how to connect your Steam account to your Discord account.
How to Link Steam to Discord
You can link your Steam and Discord accounts in four quick steps.
Open the Discord app and click the ‘user settings’ gear. On mobile, you can open user settings by tapping your profile picture on the bottom right of the screen.
In the user settings menu, click/tap ‘Connections.’
In the Connections menu, locate the ‘Connect Your Accounts’ at the top of the screen. Select the account you want to connect (in this example, select Steam).
On mobile tap ‘Add’ in the top right. This will open a list of apps. Tap the account you’d like to connect.
A Steam window will appear. Type your username and password and hit enter. (Notice: If you have Steam Guard on you’ll need to access the steam mobile app to enter that additional code)
A Steam window will appear. Type your username and password and hit enter. (Notice: If you have Steam Guard on you’ll need to access the steam mobile app to enter that additional code).
A new window will open to confirm that the two accounts are linked.
And with that, you’re all done (well at least with Steam). Friends and anyone in the communities/servers you’re a member of can now see your Steam account by simply opening your Discord profile.
How to Hide Steam on Discord
Sadly, this Discord feature can’t limit who has access to the accounts on your profile. If you ever get second thoughts you can hide your accounts by returning to the Connections menu and clicking the check-mark next to the account that you want to hide.
Adding your other apps will take no time at all, just be sure to have your usernames and passwords on hand.
Reasons to Connect Steam to Discord
Stop me if this has been your experience: You join a chat on a server and are immediately peer pressured into some games. You ask for an invite but the fellow gamers tell you just to add them on Steam. You’re given some common username that you type into the friend search on Steam, and get back 15 possible matches. You ask for their friend code (let’s be honest, no one knows that without looking). Five minutes later, you’re no closer to adding them on Steam or playing games and everyone in the chat is getting annoyed. There’s a better method.
With connected accounts, users can find each other much faster and get to the games.
This also gives others in a Discord server a chance to check out your Steam account. The link on your profile goes directly to your steam profile. Others can see what games you’ve played recently, your game library, achievements, and your friend’s list.
Some servers also require you to attach a Steam account to your profile. For example, I am part of a pre-alpha, where I report bugs. To access the bug channel, I needed to have Steam and Discord connected. This way the moderators (the developer) were aware of who I was, and that I wasn’t just some random who just wandered in.
While you can use Discord without the app, it is always easier when you have it installed correctly.