I'm considering setting my Steam community group to public so that anyone may join, but I can't figure out how or where to change the setting.

This Steam Support page states that I should:

  1. Login to your Steam Community Profile. Select GROUPS and click the
  2. Visit admin page link next to the group you wish to edit.
  3. Select the Settings tab and click the circle next to the Group Status option that you would like for your group.
  4. Click Save

But after I click the admin page link, I don't see a Settings tab, nor can I find the Group Status option in any of the other settings sections. What am I missing? Surely I'm overlooking something here...

1 Answer 1


When I open steam and go to my group, I click "edit group permissions" under Admin tools At the top it says:

Public - Anyone can join

Invite Only - People can only join by being invited

There you can select a circle.

This should do it. Not that hard?

In your case when you click: "visit admin page" go to edit group permissions on the right.

  • Aargh, there it was all along! Thank you. I guess that support page is outdated...
    – oKtosiTe
    Commented Nov 12, 2013 at 12:08

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