Creating a group in Steam and taking part of the advantages of being in a Steam group is something anyone can do, if you’re clueless how to start your first Steam group you don’t have to worry no more, I’m here to hold your hand! Creating a Steam group is easy but it can still be nice to have a guide like this to follow, in case you bump into something you quite not understand.
So why create a group in the first place? Having your own group can be really convenient if you have a group of people you usually play with or if you’re a leader of a gaming community/clan/guild, by having your own group you get a bunch of admin features, for example it is possible to send out announcements and events to all your members, it’s a great way of broadcasting out news you feel are important for your members. Another fancy advantage of having a group on Steam is of course the forum, you get your very own discussion forum that you’ll have full admin rights over.
Creating your group
First we have to head over to our group page, that’s the place where all the groups your a member of are displayed. To head over there simply hover over your username and click Groups. See the picture to the right if you can find it, in the picture my username is displayed (tardlife) in your menu your own name will be shown there. If you can’t find it you can simply go directly to the page in a browser by going here, steamcommunity.com/id/USERNAME/groups/ (replace USERNAME with your own Steam name)
Now you’ll see all the groups your in and everything groups related on Steam, look for the text that says “Create a new group“, click that text and you show head over to the group creation page, this is where we’ll decide on the name of the group among many things.
Enter all the necessary information, choose a group name, Abbreviation and group link. I’ll explain each and every step of the way.
Choosing your Group name
Choosing group name is pretty straight forward, just enter the name you want the group should be named and then click “Check Availability“, to see if it’s already taken or not. Do the same thing with the abbreviation (which is a name of the group that can only be 12 characters long and will be displayed next to the main name). Also choose a group link for your Steam group, keep it simple to make it easy to find your group. Also you can choose if the group should be public or not, then all you need to press is create and then click create again to confirm it.
After you create your group you will be redirected to the Officer Tool page where you can choose a bunch of things for your group, like Summary, Headline, Associated Games, Avatar/Logo for the group and a bunch of other things, just remember to press Save Changes when your done editing this page.
You now have your very own Steam group, the only thing you need now is members, so start inviting your friends to the group and start growing your community, just a heads up though, it’s against Steam rules to mass-invite members to groups, so avoid doing that and instead only invite people you know wants to be a part of your community, it’s safer that way at least.