How to Hide Your Steam Account Name

by Seth Amery ; Updated September 22, 2017

Steam is a program developed by Valve to let gamers purchase and store their computer games digitally. In order to maintain a library of Valve computer games, you must create a Steam account and choose a username and a password. If you want to keep your username private, you can choose to display an alias. This can only be done within the Steam program, not on the store or community websites.

Open "Steam."

Click "Steam" in the toolbar and select "Preferences."

Click the "Friends" tab.

Type your desired alias in the text field under "Profile name." This is the first item, listed at the top of the menu.

Click "OK."

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Seth Amery is a long-time writer whose specialties extend to all areas of video games, having written thousands of tutorials, fully-featured strategy guides and reviews across all platforms. His experience also includes one-on-one relationships with major gaming publishers to write previews on upcoming games, establish interviews with game designers and hold early game giveaways.