Steam notifications can be a pretty useful feature if you want to stay updated with new game updates, changes, new releases, upcoming releases, or what your friends are doing on Steam. On the other hand, many people really don’t like these notifications and want to disable them since they are pretty distracting.
Thankfully turning off Steam notifications is not a hard task. Here is how you can disable all Steam notifications, not just friends notifications.
How to Disable Steam Friends Notifications
Open Steam and click on Friends & Chat
Click on the Gear Icon
Click on Notifications and Uncheck the notifications you want to be disabled.
Every tick box has a different use. By unchecking every box and choosing “Never” at the “FLASH WINDOW WHEN I RECEIVE A CHAT MESSAGE“, you are guaranteed to never be distracted by your friend’s activities.
Below you can find how to disable the rest of the Steam notifications that are not related to your friends.
How to disable the rest of Steam notifications
There are a few other Steam notifications you might want to disable. I will describe them below.
Disable Steam Notifications about game updates, new releases, and upcoming releases.
Open Steam and Navigate to Steam -> Settings
Click on Interface and uncheck “Notify me about additions or changes to my games, new releases, and upcoming releases.“
Click OK, and you are done. You should never again receive any notifications related to your games or new/upcoming releases.
Disable Screenshot notifications on Steam
Again, Navigate to Steam -> Settings and click on In-Game.
On the right side, under “When a screenshot is taken” uncheck all the boxes to disable display and sound screenshot notifications.
How to disable Music Notifications on Steam
Open Steam and browse to Steam -> Settings -> Music. At the bottom left, under Display, uncheck the box “When a new track begins“.
That would be it. If you followed every step of this guide, you probably disabled every Steam notification from disturbing you. You can also check out my other guide on how to fix Steam black screens.