The much anticipated Steam library update is here, giving Steam a long overdue new coat of paint. Although accessing it right now in its beta state is a little bit of a hassle, we’ve constructed this helpful guide to help you have you new Steam beta downloaded and running in no time. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
1: Install Steam
If somehow you don’t already have Steam installed on your computer, perhaps you’re just a new user attracted by the buzz surrounding the new update, it is integral that you download Steam before following any further steps in this guide.
To do this, simply visit Steam and press the “Install Steam” button handily circled above. Once the file has been downloaded, run it and follow onscreen instructions. After you have done this, open Steam and log in. If you do not have a Steam account you will need to create one by following onscreen prompts.
2: Locate the “Settings” tab
The top of your Steam window will look something like this. Press on the “Steam” drop-down label in the top left.
Select the “Settings” tab within the drop-down box.
3: Change “Beta participation” to “Steam Beta Update”
In the dialogue box opened by the previous step, select the “Change” button under “Beta participation”. Open the drop-down box in the popup and select “Steam Beta Update”.
This will prompt your Steam window to close and download an update, when the update completes and the tab reopens you will be treated to a fresh new look.