New Community Features In Beta
Today we’re adding three new Community features to the Steam Client Beta; a new Community Home page, the addition of Artwork to hubs, and changes to the main Steam navigation menu. You can help us out by testing them and providing your feedback.
The new Community Home removes the extra step of selecting a hub to view and puts the best content across all game and software hubs in front of you on the front page. No more seeing an interesting image and then having to find it in the hub to learn more about it—now it’s just endless scrolling of the best rated news, screenshots, videos, discussions, ….and artwork.
Speaking of artwork, we’ve added a new tab to all Valve game hubs where anyone can share the game-related art they’ve created. This addition is based on feedback from the community on the need to share more types of images than just screenshots. There’s a ton of great game-related art being created by Steam users that we think has a rightful place on the hubs.
We’re going to test this out with our own games first, then expand it out for other games in the future. To upload artwork, go to the related Game Hub's Artwork tab and look for the "Upload Artwork" button at the top right. We’ve seeded the Valve hubs with some concept and character art. Hope you enjoy it!
The third change is a new drop down navigation in the main Steam nav. With the Community features we’ve added over the last year the Community navigation has become lengthy. We’ve broken out all the links that relate to You from links that relate to the larger Steam Community, improving clarity and giving us more space (enough to bring Groups back!)
These changes are viewable on the web now and will be in the client shortly.
Thanks for your help and your bug reports!