I have a huge list of steam groups I've never joined in my "Groups" tab of the "Friends" section of Steam. It looks like this:

enter image description here

Some of the games I own, some I had on my wishlist, some I've never heard of. The top two are the only ones I actually want to be in. When I click on the Arrow and then Leave this group, I only see this:

enter image description here

Those are the two groups I remember joining and want to be a part of. I tried to join and leave the group, but when I click on the Arrow and then View Group Profile, all I see on the side is this:

enter image description here

I don't see any option to join or leave the group.

When I go to my public profile, it says I'm only in two groups and doesn't mention these groups anywhere:

enter image description here

How do I get rid of these groups?


When you ask Steam to follow a game, you receive that game's announcements in your activity feed. Not explicitly mentioned, or at least not where I could find it, is that you also join that game's official group. When you stop following a game, you will automatically be removed from the group, meaning that any rewards or advantages that require you be a member will no longer be available.

Official groups are not counted in the number of groups you're a member of; this was already the case before the introduction of following games and the discovery queue.

You can leave such a group in two ways:

  • Go to the game's store page and untick 'Following':

    'Following' button on a game's store page

  • Go to your game's community hub, and click the 'Stop Following' link near the top:

    'Stop Following' link on a game's community hub

| improve this answer | |
  • 1
    Good thing for the community hub option. I was following a game that was removed from Steam, leaving no store page. I was able to access the group's profile through the Friends List groups menu, then selected "Visit community hub" in the right nav to Stop Following. – Skull Kid Mar 6 '18 at 5:18

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.