Game Hubs are collections of game-centric discussions, workshop items, screenshots, videos, and news. It’s both community created and official content, as rated by you, Steam users.
Everything in one place
Now all of the community and official game content lives together on the Game Hub: Screenshots, videos, workshop items, news, and discussions are all easily accessible.
Each Hub has a Discussions tab so now you can talk about your favorite games without diving into the Steam Forums.
Curated by players
The most popular content as rated by you and other community members floats to the top of the Hub. So it’s easy to see what’s currently the best and most active.
Every game has a hub
Think of it as the flip side of the Store. Every game on Steam has a hub to show off the latest news and what’s going on in the community.
Since The Community first launched, Steam gamers have created over 2.5 Million groups, bringing together their friends and other like-minded gamers to talk about their common interests. Whether these groups were associated with a particular game or were just made up of friends who wanted to play together, we’re making it even easier for those players to share and enjoy their gaming experiences.
New layout
The revamped groups layout makes it easier to see what a group is really about, who’s in it, and what they’ve been up to recently. We’ve added a group overview, friend showcase, and more.
Group Discussions
Most significantly, each group will now have their own discussions area, enabling public and private discussions within the group. You get complete moderator control over your group forums, with the ability to create sub-forums, add moderators, delete posts, etc.
More Personalized
Each group can now proudly list their favorite games for others to find. You can also set the default language for the group.
The content you’ve published will also get a new treatment. We've put all the content you've created in one convenient place to make it easier to both show off and manage. This goes for all your friends and people you follow as well.
My image wall
The screenshots page will have a couple of different viewing options now, with a new layout that makes your finest gaming moments look like a work of art.
In one place
Whether you take screenshots, replays, link videos from YouTube, publish from SFM, upload Workshop Items, or create Workshop Collections, all of your content is easily accessible from your profile.
Found a cool screenshot, video, or workshop item? Now you can favorite them so you can find them later and share them with your friends.
We’ve broken out your Friends from the larger Community and each now have their own areas in Steam. Community is now about the entire Steam Community and it’s where Game Hubs, Steam Workshop, and Steam Greenlight will live. Friends is now simply all about you and your friends.
New friend activity
See what your Friends are up to in the new visually rich and more interactive feed where nearly everything can be rated and commented on. Share your opinion, taunt or help your friends, save the best content to your favorites, and rate up your friends’ content to get them to the top of the Game Hubs.
Post a status
Finally make it past that boss-level? Need opinions on a game purchase? Post a status to your feed and tag it with any game for bragging rights or just to start a conversation.
Now you can nickname your friends so you know who they are even if they change their profile name.
Below are a few of the features we've added. You can read about all the updates in the Community Beta Group.
Sharing on Steam
Paste a link to Steam content or a YouTube™ video into your status or Discussions and it will automatically format to show a thumbnail, author name, and description. You can also share directly from content detail pages.
Group moderators
To allow for better group management, groups can add a new level of member called Moderators.
Rated by friends
Friends who have rated your content are now displayed along with the total count.
Discussions search
You can search within Discussion areas anywhere.
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