How to View Your Purchase History in Steam
The amount of content on Steam is nearly unlimited, which makes many people spend loads of money on the platform. Luckily, there’s a new way of viewing your entire purchase history.
This addition came because of the GDRP (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 see your Steam purchase history:
- Log into your Steam account. We suggest using the Steam client instead of the website. Click on the link to download or update Steam.
- Next, click on your profile in the top-right corner of the Steam Home page.
- 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 single purchase and market transaction you made on Steam. Yes, they even added the Steam Community Market purchases and sales to provide maximum transparency.
What You Can Find in Purchase History
Thanks to the changes in legislation in the EU, the Steam purchase history now offers a very detailed table of contents. You can easily browse the transactions and see when, where, and how you spent money on Steam or earned money from it.
The “Date” section shows the exact date of the purchase. The “Items” section shows you what games or programs/apps you got. The “Items” section is lackluster because it shows all Steam Community Market sales and purchases the same way, without a clear distinction of what you’ve sold or bought. Hopefully, Valve will update it in the future.
The Type section shows you how you’ve earned or spent money. Finally, you will see the total amount of money gained 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 track all your Steam payments. Sure, Steam always sends you an email notification when you make a sale or a purchase on the platform, but who can keep track of all their emails over an extended period?
You Can Use It as a Proof of Purchase
The Steam purchase history is not only a good overview of all your Steam transactions. It can also be used as proof of purchase in case something goes wrong. When you pay for a game on Steam, and in a rare scenario, 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 offers you several options here. You can ask for a refund, ask a question, complain about being overcharged, ask for a receipt, etc. This menu is pretty handy, especially if and when something goes wrong.
Steam Keeps Improving
Viewing your purchase history on Steam can be stressful for some, but it is helpful to all. Valve is continually improving the platform, introducing new features, and increasing transparency. Nowadays, most people won’t consider getting any games that aren’t on Steam.
Buying, gifting, and selling are seamless, and everything is now neatly in one place. Steam’s purchase history section follows suit, as well.