How to View Who Gifted You a Game on Steam
In addition to creating, playing, and discussing games, Steam offers the option to surprise your friends and send them gifts. If you’ve received a game as a gift, you probably want to say thank you to the generous person or maybe even return the favor.
If you’d like to find out who gifted you a game on Steam, look no further. This article will teach you everything you need to know about Steam gifts.
How to See Who Gifted You a Steam Game
When someone gifts you a game, you’ll see it on your Steam account and receive an email about it. You can always check your email and find the information. Look for emails sent by Steam with “Received a Gift” in the subject line.
You’ll see the email address of the person who sent you the game. Additionally, when someone sends you a gift, they will usually leave a personalized message with their name. That’s how you’ll know who sent it even without checking the email address. You can also see this message in the Steam Client, so you can know who sent you the game without checking your email.
If you’ve deleted the email by mistake or can’t find it, you can try posting a status update and asking the sender to contact you. Additionally, you can contact Steam support and ask for help.
How Do I Activate a Steam Game I Received as a Gift?
There are two ways of activating a gifted Steam game.
The first one is through your email. As mentioned, whenever you receive a Steam gift, you’ll be notified by email. To activate the game, click the link provided in the email. This will open the Steam Client, where you can redeem the gift.
You also receive a notification regarding the gift in the Steam Client. To activate the game, click on the notification and accept the gift.
After you accept the game, it will be automatically added to your Library and the sender will be notified.
If you decide to decline the gift, the sender will receive a refund and a notification regarding the rejection. You can also include a message explaining why you’re declining it.
Can Steam Gifts Expire?
If you don’t redeem a Steam gift within 30 days, it will expire. In that case, the sender receives a notification along with a refund.
Can I Refund a Gift?
If you’ve received a gift that you don’t want, there is a way to request a refund. Keep in mind that the refund will go to the sender, not you.
You can request a refund if it’s been less than 14 days since the purchasing date and you’ve played it for less than two hours.
Follow the steps below to approve the refund and remove the game from your Library:
1. Go to the Support page.
2. Log in to your account.
3. Press “Games, Software, etc.”
4. Locate and select the game.
5. Select why you’re not keeping the gift.
6. Press “I’d like to request a refund.”
7. Complete the refund request and mark the box that allows the sender to continue with the process.
Once you’ve finished the refund request, the game will be removed from your Library.
How Do I Purchase a Steam Gift for Another User?
If you’ve received a Steam gift and want to return the favor or if you just want to surprise your friend, here’s what you need to do:
1. Find the game you want to send to another user. Know that it’s not possible to send gifts to people without an existing Steam account.
2. Select “Add to cart.”
3. Press “Purchase as a gift.” You’ll see a list of all your Steam friends. If you want to send a gift to someone who isn’t your friend on Steam, you’ll have to add them first.
4. Select the receiver.
5. Choose whether you want to send the gift right away or schedule it for later. To send it later, press “Schedule delivery” and choose a date.
6. Add a personal message if you so wish. This message will appear on email and in Steam.
Once you’ve sent the gift, the person receives an email and a Steam notification regarding it.
You can check the status of all the gifts you’ve sent on the Inventory page. Another option is checking the status within the Steam Client.
1. Press “Games.”
2. Select “Manage gifts and guest passes.”
You’ll also receive an email about whether the recipient accepted or rejected your gift.
Redeem the Gifts on Steam
If you’ve received a gift on Steam, there are two ways to find out who sent it. The first is checking your email to see who the sender is, and the second is reading the personalized message that comes with the gift. Remember to accept the gift within 30 days or it will expire.
We hope you found this article helpful, having learned how to find out who gifted you a Steam game, along with more about Steam gifts and how to manage them.
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