I used to be a part of the "Tomb Raider Multiplayer Madness" Steam Group. They have regular weekly events. I became annoyed with the event notifications, so I thought leaving the group would cease them. I left the group. I'm still getting event notifications from the group. How do I stop the event notifications?


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Apparently, with the new "Explore your Queue", when you choose to follow the game, it adds that game to your groups and it can only be removed through the community hub of that game.

Do not follow games if you do not want notifications from that game.


In your friends list, there's two tabs - one for friends, another for groups. Click the groups tab, and you'll likely see the tomb raider group there. You can remove yourself from there.

If that doesn't work, go to the Tomb Raider community hub. There should be an unfollow button on the page:

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Between these two locations, you're guaranteed to never be notified of any Tomb Raider events ever again.

  • I am not following the group any longer on either of these tabs, yet I expect another event notification. It shows the green "Join Group" button for the group page. Is following different from joining?
    – NiteCyper
    Jan 31, 2015 at 3:11
  • Just updated my answer now that I'm at my desktop computer.
    – Gigazelle
    Feb 1, 2015 at 21:46
  • I'm having the same issue, I left the group but still getting notifications.
    – Jay Kyburz
    May 10, 2016 at 22:54
  • 2
    This is the correct answer, at least for me. This stopped games from sending me constant weekly/monthly ‘event’ notifications, games I don't even play or remember buying. Oct 4, 2016 at 23:31

Go to your name on Steam and click "activity" in the dropdown menu. On the top of the next page, click "friend activity settings" and from there you should be able to turn off all the popup notifications you don't want.


Open FRIENDS > CLICK SETTINGS (gear icon) Then you'll see Group Events and Announcements at the bottom of the list:


  • I think you mean 'Friends & Chat' - there is another 'Friends' button at the top which doesn't give access to Settings or Notifications.
    – Joachim
    Oct 22, 2020 at 19:08
  • this solved my problem, thank u
    – Archerspk
    Jan 18, 2023 at 23:20

You only need to open STEAM. Click "STEAM" in the top left corner, then click "Settings", this opens the setting window. Now click "Friends" and near the bottom locate "For Group events and announcements" and uncheck "Display a notification". This will stop the issue.

  • 3
    Can not find "friends" in settings.
    – user18099
    Nov 20, 2018 at 17:09
  • Now you need to open up the Friends List and edit the settings there. Aug 3, 2021 at 21:51

I found it! As of 2020 Steam. Open Steam, click your Name under the bar:

[Store Library Community Your Name] (Takes you to "activity")

Then on the bottom right you'll see View Groups, and even Upcoming Events including the ones you are sick of seeing.

Click View all X groups.

Find whatever group won't stop spamming you with events and click Leave Group.

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