You can not find your friend on Steam? You get the message “There are no users that match your search”? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who had this problem, it sometimes happens, and there is actually a workaround! In this small tutorial you will learn how to add your friend on Steam, despite the problem you have with the community search of Steam.
First be sure that you searched for your friend’s account name, not the user name. If you did this and you can still not find your friend, your friend could try to find your account name in the Steam community search bar. If he can not find you either, you both will need a workaround. Check this out…
- Open your profile within the Steam client or on the Steam website.
- If you did it within Steam, right-click somewhere in your profile and click on “Copy Page URL” to gather your Steam ID address. If you did open your profile on the Steam website, just copy your profile URL.
- No matter what kind of method you used just now, send your recently copied Steam ID to your friend via your Social Media account, via Email or any other options you both have.
- Tell your friend that he needs to log in on the Steam website via browser, and once he did that, he can open your Steam link via browser and add you through the Steam website.
I don’t know why it’s in some cases not possible to find friends with the Steam client, maybe it’s due to the account age of our friends, but the explained method is the perfect workaround for the problem. The best way is if the person with the oldest account tries to add the other one. On this way you both can add each other anyway. I hope this idea made it possible that you could connect with your friend despite of the problem that you couldn’t find each other via the Steam client community search. Happy gaming!