Is there a way to hide that you own a game in the steam store?

I have game details on private in my profile, but when others look at a game I own in the steam storefront, they can still see if I own the game or have added it to my wish list. Is there a way to turn this off?

Answer

I tested this now using two accounts. And sadly, as of this writing, you can’t seem to hide your owned/wishlisted games from your Steam friends on the games’ specific store pages. This seems like an oversight on Valve’s part since you can already hide owned/wishlisted games from your profile page using the privacy settings. That completely blocks them off from appearing on your profile. However, changing privacy setting doesn’t seem to affect showing your ownership/wishlist status on the game’s page.

This is trying to access a friend’s wishlist when their profile is set to private. As you can see, the games are hidden as they should be.

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And below is what you see when you visit a page of a game that your friend owns. The friend’s profile privacy is set to “friends only” and the “keep my total playtime private” option is turned off. As you can see, it shows your friend’s name and the total time they played the game.

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This is what you see when you visit the same page when the friend’s profile privacy is set to “friends only”, but with the “keep my total playtime private” option turned on. It shows the friend who owns the game, but the game time is not shown. As it should be.

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Finally, this is the same page, but with the friend’s profile privacy set to “private”. It supposedly shouldn’t display anything, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

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I think it’s better if you contact Steam support regarding this and tell them. This seems like an oversight on Valve’s part.

Edit [15th Jan, 2021]: I contacted Steam support on this issue. Seems like the issue would be fixed if more users made Valve aware of it using Official Steam Feedback, Official Steam Help, and Steam Subreddit.

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