The amount of content on Steam is almost limitless, which makes many people spend a lot of money on the platform. Luckily, there's a new way to view your entire purchase history.
This addition is due to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in the EU. Read on and find out how to view your purchase history on Steam.
How to see your purchase history
Follow the instructions to view your Steam purchase history:
- Log in to your Steam account. We suggest using the Steam Client instead of the website. Click the link to download or update Steam.
- Next, click on your profile in the top right corner of the Steam homepage.
- Select “Account details. »
- Click on “View purchase history. »
- Steam will show you your entire purchase history in the next window.
You can scroll down and see every purchase and market transaction you've made on Steam. Yes, they even added Steam Community Marketplace purchases and sales to provide maximum transparency.
What you can find in purchase history
Thanks to legislative changes in the EU, the Steam purchase history now offers a very detailed table of contents. You can easily browse transactions and see when, where, and how you spent money on Steam or earned money.
The "Date" section indicates the exact date of purchase. The "Articles" The section shows you what games or programs/apps you have. The "Items" section is lackluster because it shows all Steam Community Marketplace sales and purchases the same way, with no clear distinction of what you've sold or purchased. Hopefully Valve will update it in the future.
The Type section shows you how you earned or spent money. Finally, you will see the total amount of money won or lost and the changes made to your Steam Wallet.
Overall, Steam Purchase History is a fantastic tool and a great addition, and now it's even easier to keep track of all your Steam payments. Sure, Steam still sends you an email notification when you make a sale or purchase on the platform, but who can track all of their emails for an extended period of time?
You can use it as proof of purchase
Steam purchase history is not only a good overview of all your Steam transactions. It can also be used as proof of purchase in the event of a problem. When you pay for a game on Steam, and in the rare case the game does not appear in your library, you will need proof of purchase.
You can use the Steam purchase email or click on the game in the purchase history and take a screenshot of the purchase details.
Steam gives you several options here. You can request a refund, ask a question, complain about an overcharge, request a receipt, etc. This menu comes in quite handy, especially if and when something goes wrong.
Steam keeps getting better
Looking at your purchase history on Steam can be stressful for some, but it's helpful for everyone. Valve is continually improving the platform, introducing new features and increasing transparency. These days, most people won't consider buying games that aren't on Steam.
Buying, bidding and selling happens seamlessly, and everything is now neatly stored in one place. Steam's purchase history section also follows suit.