Steam now requires the highest level of account security for instant trades

Use a Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator to secure your account and avoid trade holds

As of Dec 9, to trade away items instantly you’ll need: a Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator enabled on your account for at least 7 days and trade/market confirmations enabled. Otherwise, to give you time to stop a trade if your account is compromised, items will be held by Steam for 3 days before delivery.

Trade and Market Confirmations

Now you can confirm trades and market sales through the Steam Mobile App. Ensure items never leave your account without your approval.

FAQ
Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator

Get the best level of Steam account protection with the Steam Mobile App. Use the app to enable your phone as a Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator to verify your identity. The authenticator generates a code that you need to enter every time that you log on to your Steam account. The code changes every 30 seconds, can be used only once, and is unguessable.

FAQ Setup Guide

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Browse the Steam catalog of Windows, Mac, and Linux titles from your phone. Never miss a sale again.

Remotely download

Remotely download and install your purchases straight to your PC at home.

Steam Guard

Enable your phone as a Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator for the best level of Steam account security.

Don't have a smart phone?

You can still add a phone number to your Steam account for additional security. This will help you recover your account or reset your password in the future.

Read the FAQ

What happens if I lose my phone? What happens if I get a new phone? Read the full FAQ here.