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Valve is testing a redesigned Steam mobile app

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For over a decade, Valve has provided access to Steam through Android and iOS clients. However, in recent years, the Steam mobile app has not received much attention from the company. Not only does it look dated, but it’s also a pain to use. I only keep it on my iPhone to take advantage of Steam Guard authentication.

The good news is that Valve is working on a new version of the mobile app. In a blog post spotted by , the company invited “invested Steam users” to beta test its redesigned Android and iOS client. “We rebuilt the app on a new framework and modernized the design. (2015 called and wanted their app back),” wrote Valve.

In addition to the previously included features, the redesigned app adds more intelligent notifications, support for multiple accounts, and a new way to log in to your Steam account. Instead of entering your username, password and Steam Guard authentication, you can use a QR code to simplify the process. It is probably the most useful feature added by Valve.

The Among the testers, the new app is a welcome improvement over its predecessor. It has the usual flaws you find in beta software, including slow performance and lots of bugs, but it’s a step forward. “The sooner we get your feedback on a product, the better,” Valve wrote. “This is especially important when the app can be used on so many different phones and devices.”

There is no public release date for the redesigned app yet. However, the beta is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Installation instructions can be found on the but keep in mind that the iOS beta is limited to 10,000 concurrent participants due to Apple’s TestFlight restrictions.

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