Are you a Dota 2 enthusiast or a CS:GO ninja? Steam is a very popular platform that allows you to play some of the best FPS and other multiplayer games. There is a feature that allows you to create groups on Steam which makes it easier to coordinate if you have a team. When you are online, there is bound to be spam or unusual activities by other players (especially in the gaming community).
The trust is normally abused and sometimes it becomes very irritating. Today, I am going to show you how to delete a Steam group if you are an admin. Just to be clear, this is not a clear cut method in which you just need to click a button saying “Delete Group” because it doesn’t exist. This is for sure an easy work around which you can use to easily leave your own Steam group and delete it permanently.
What is a Steam Community Group?
You are allowed to create Steam community groups by adding members so that you all can share your strategies, plan your attacks, host discussions and share interests at a single place. There are many tools which the group admins can use to control memberships, add content and manage roles of other members in the group.
Can you Delete a Steam Group?
Now before we head on to the method, let’s take a dive into some brief details. You can neither delete Steam groups via Steam support nor you can uproot them manually. Steam has an automatic system in place that deletes a particular group if it’s empty (and has no activity) for a certain period of time after all the members leave. This system was set up to avoid the accidental deletion of the groups by admins.
How to Delete a Steam Group (Steps)
In this section I will demonstrate the method to get rid of a Steam group permanently in a step by step manner. One thing you need to know is that the group should have 0 members if you wish to delete it. This becomes a time consuming process if you have a lot of members in your group.
The method is really simple but it might take some time to execute it. Below is the procedure you need to follow in order to delete your Steam group. I have included the images for your reference as well.
- Launch Steam software
- Click on your Username
- Go to “Groups” from the menu
- From the list of the groups you own (are an admin of), find the group you wish to delete
- Click on “Visit admin page” option/link which you can see on the left of the group picture
- Now go to Group Settings
- Find “Manage group members” from the options on the right side and click on it
- That option will allow you to kick, ban or promote the existing members in the group
- Now we need to kick all the members from the group which you wish to delete
- Click on the red cancel/cross button as shown below besides each member to kick them and then select OK to confirm
How to Leave your own Steam Group
Now that you have kicked all the members of your group, we have reached to the final step. You need to leave the group yourself so that it becomes absolutely empty.
- All you need to do is go to the Steam groups home page
- Once you are there, double check that you are the only member left (check member count at the right)
- Just click on the “Leave group” button as shown in the below picture
That’s it! Now all you need to do is wait for some time and your Steam group will be deleted automatically.
Q. What happens if you leave your group accidentally? (Source)
A. If you left the group and rejoined then your ‘oldest admin‘ will get ownership rights. You will have to remove all other admins so you are the only one in order to regain ownership of the group. You can then kick everyone from the group and then leave. Be aware that if anyone has pending invites to the group then they join they will probably join as group owner.
So that was my quick guide for you all gamers to delete a Steam group in the most easy way. I know this sounds like a tedious process if it’s a large group but hey, this is the best option you can use.
Let me know if you guys crack any other way to do it. Also, feel free to comment below if you are stuck at any point while following the steps. Share this guide if you liked it and keep following Mr. DeTechTive for more updates. I am doing my best to provide you the best content. Cheers!