When I'm playing a game from Steam I get in-game notifications like "Game X announces a new update" and it is very distracting, and I can't seem to find a setting that will disable it...

How do disable these in-game "game announcement" notifications?

  • 2
    Just to be sure: you only want to disable the kind of notification you mentioned. You don't want to disable the Steam Overlay altogether. Is that correct?
    – Nolonar
    Dec 18, 2019 at 23:26
  • yes that's correct
    – erikvold
    Dec 19, 2019 at 0:52
  • this question might help.
    – DrFish
    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:21

1 Answer 1


Open the Steam friends list, and click the gear/settings icon near the top right.

In the friend list settings window, select Notifications on the left, and uncheck the"Show a notification" checkbox for the "Group events and announcements" row.

  • The notifications are game related not friend related.
    – erikvold
    Dec 22, 2019 at 23:06
  • It's still in that menu though
    – Twon-ha
    Dec 26, 2019 at 16:52
  • To clarify, when you click "follow" on a game's store page, it makes you join that game's official steam group. That's where the events and announcements are posted.
    – Twon-ha
    Dec 26, 2019 at 17:07

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