For any game that we both own on Steam, I don't see the option anywhere within the Steam client to invite someone on my Steam friends list to play a game with me. This is the only menu I see when I right-click my friend in my friend's list.

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How can I invite a friend to my game using the Steam Client?

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    I disagree that this should have been closed. I've edited your post slightly, and reopened.
    – Timmy Jim
    Commented Jan 19, 2022 at 5:04

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The game should support multiplayer and it will only usually let you invite a friend to play when you are in a suitable section of the game, such as a multiplayer lobby or a game that has an in-game option enabled that lets friends join you. If, for example, you are in the main menu of a game, it usually will not let you invite a friend (unless that main menu shows you in-game that you can invite friends).

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    The exception here is games where a party connects with each other before entering any kind of lobby, so that they can then group join a lobby.
    – Flater
    Commented Jan 16, 2022 at 14:28
  • This is the correct answer, however you should clarify that you essentially cannot invite a friend to play with you outside of the game itself. Steam does not have that ability at all, apparently.
    – DrKumar
    Commented Jan 26, 2022 at 20:15

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