If you’re an active PC gamer, you’re probably familiar with the old Steam app on iOS and Android. For reference, this mobile app allows users to browse the Steam store, chat with friends, use Steam Guard, etc. At some point, Valve released a dedicated (and more modern) app for chatting with friends. Unfortunately, however, the new app never supported Steam Guard for two-factor authentication (2FA). This meant that users still had to rely on the prehistoric app, which hasn’t been updated in two years, for authentication. Valve has finally recognized how outdated the main mobile app is and launched a beta program for iOS and Android users to try out a revised version of it.
Today we are starting a limited beta version of the updated Steam Mobile app. We rebuilt the app on a new framework and modernized the design. (2015 called and wanted his app back). You’ll still be able to browse the store, get Steam Guard codes, and confirm trades, but now the app comes with QR code login, smarter notifications, an improved library, and multiple account support.
The beta app not only updates the user interface, but also introduces new features such as QR code login. Also, Valve has rebuilt it into a new frame to provide better performance. To join the beta program and take advantage of modern changes, you can follow this TestFlight link on iOS and this Google Play link on Android.
At the time of this writing, the TestFlight program is out of print. So you’ll have to keep an eye out for when someone leaves to take their place. Meanwhile, the Android program is still available for newcomers. Considering that this is a beta version, expect to face possible instabilities and unexpected behavior. Ultimately, if you’re not satisfied with the experience, you can always go back to the old, steady version of the Steam app, until the redesign is out of beta.
Will you be joining the Steam mobile beta program? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section.
Via: the edge