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Digital Communication

Find your Steam ID – IONOS


The Steam ID is useful, among other things, for various account administration tasks, certain whitelists and even to determine the value of the account. To find an individual Steam ID, it is possible to go through the application itself, its browser or an external tool.

Quick guide: finding your Steam ID

  1. Click on your username in the menu;
  2. Select “View my profile”;
  3. Click with the right button and then on “View source code”; 4.Your Steam ID is after “g_steamID”.

What is the Steam ID and what is it for?

The Internet distribution platform Steam has, according to its own information, more than a billion active accounts. Each of them is distinguished by its own unique Steam ID : a 17-digit, 64-bit identifier that few know about. This identifier can be used, for example, to determine the value of the Steam account. Identification can also be important for various administrative tasks and for whitelisting.

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Find your Steam ID in the application

If you’re looking for your Steam ID through the app, here’s how:

  1. Open Steam;
  2. Go to your Account Menu. Click on Your username top right ;
Profile menu in the Steam app
Click on your nickname in the Steam app to access your profile.
  1. In the drop-down menu, click on the “Show profile” line;
  2. Right-click anywhere on the page and choose ” View source code in the contextual menu, or “Page source code”;
Steam application
Open a right-click context menu to access the source code of the page.
  1. The source code is then displayed in an editor. The easiest way to find the Steam ID now is to use the search function. To open it, use the Windows keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [F]or on Mac the Mac keyboard shortcut [Cmd] + [F]. In the search window, type the search term “steamid” and confirm with [Entrée]. Your Steam ID is next to the highlighted “g_steamID”.
XML file with Steam ID in Windows editor
In the XML file with the source code, easily find your Steam ID with the search function.

Find your Steam ID from the browser

You can also find your Steam ID via your browser, here’s how:

  1. Open Steam in your browser and log in with your credentials;
  2. Click on your nickname and select ” Display Profil » in the drop-down menu;
Profile menu in the online version of Steam
Click “View Profile” to access your Steam profile in the browser.
  1. On the Profile page, the Steam ID is at the top of the address bar: it’s the** series of numbers after “/profiles”**.
Address in browser with Steam ID
If you haven’t set an individual URL for your profile, the Steam ID is displayed in the browser’s address bar.

The described method, however, only works if you have not already defined an individual profile URL. If so, you’ll have to dig a little deeper to find your Steam ID. When the profile URL is displayed, do the following:

  1. Copy your URL and paste it into your browser’s address bar;
  2. Now write the following combination of letters after your URL: **?xml=1 **;
  3. Press on [Entrée] ;
  4. An XML file opens with your Steam ID as at the line .
Steam profile xml file in browser
In the browser XML file, the Steam ID can be found under .

Find your Steam ID with a dedicated tool

Both methods shown above should work without issue. It is also possible to find your Steam ID using an online tool: is not published by Valve directly but still allows access to the Steam ID. Enter your nickname in the search bar and the site will show you the corresponding Steam ID.

Can a Steam ID be changed?

Once assigned, the Steam ID will remain indefinitely linked to the profile. It is not possible to change the Steam ID or account name later. Steam itself cannot modify these two pieces of information either. It is only possible to change the profile name at any time.

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