How to Disable Steam Notifications for Friends

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For the most part, I don’t care when a friend starts playing a game on Steam. If I’m planning to game with that person, I know this in advance and coordinate appropriately. Therefore, it’s a bit annoying seeing a pop-up every time a friend launches a game, especially if that game is bugged and it shows the friend launching every few minutes. If you’re here because this is going on with your Monster Hunter: World experience right now, I feel your pain. Here’s how to disable Steam notifications every time a friend launches a game.

How to Disable Steam Notifications

  1. Open Steam
  2. Click on Friends > View Friends List
  3. Click on Manage Friends List Settings (Gear Icon)
  4. Click on Notifications
  5. Uncheck When a Friend Joins a Game
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It’s as easy as that. Removing the check from that box will ensure that you don’t get a notification each time a friend starts playing a game. This should make your time in Monster Hunter: World (or whatever game you’re playing) a bit better, but it’s also a useful trick for live streamers and content creators who don’t want pop-ups ruining their game captures.

Now that you know how to disable Steam notifications when friends are joining games, peek at all the upcoming video games you might enjoy with our video game release dates 2018 list. You’ll be spending a lot more time in Steam this fall, but at least you won’t have to worry about annoying pop-ups ruining your immersion.

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