Want to remove those pesky notifications that are always popping up? Here's how! For the most part, I don\u2019t care when a friend starts playing a game on Steam. If I\u2019m planning to game with that person, I know this in advance and coordinate appropriately. Therefore, it\u2019s a bit annoying seeing a pop-up every time a friend launches a game, especially if there's a bug in the game and it shows the friend launching every few minutes. If you\u2019re here because this is going on with your gaming experiences right now, we feel your pain. With that in mind, here\u2019s how to disable Steam notifications for every time a friend launches a game. How to Disable Steam Notifications \t \tOpen Steam \t \t \tClick on Friends > View Friends List \t \t \tClick on Manage Friends List Settings (Gear Icon) \t \t \tClick on Notifications \t \t \tUncheck When a Friend Joins a Game \t It\u2019s as easy as that. Removing the check from that box ensures you don\u2019t get a notification each time a friend starts playing a game. This option should make your time in your games a better experience, but it\u2019s also a useful trick for live streamers and content creators who don\u2019t want pop-ups ruining their game captures. There are also a few other options too that allow you to customize the notifications that you\u2019re receiving, including when friends come online when you receive invitations to chat rooms, or even invitations to events, which can happen when you're following an active group on the community section. These can all be turned on or off for a pop-up, or play a sound instead. We hope that makes that experience with Steam Friends more enjoyable!