Steam’s new cellular app seems higher

I have been utilizing the Steam iOS app fairly a bit since getting Steam Deck, however each time I opened the app, I needed to take care of an interface that felt similar to previous – The general design hadn’t been up to date in a really very long time, It seems like Valve felt the identical manner, because it’s now beta testing a brand new model of the app that appears dramatically completely different and, if you happen to ask me, dramatically higher.

In a weblog put up, Valve talked about the brand new design as one of many app’s main new options, and the enhancements, not less than in my transient testing on iOS, are instantly obvious. For instance, the app now has a navigation bar on the backside of the display screen the place you possibly can navigate to issues just like the Retailer, your Information Feed, and Steam Guard sections.

Thumbnails of some games in the Steam library on the new mobile app.

Library view in new app.
Screenshot by Jay Peters/The Verge

List of sub-menus in the new Steam app.

Have a look at these fashionable menus!
Screenshot by Jay Peters/The Verge

However the app would not simply have a recent coat of paint; It’s constructed on a “new framework” and has some further options. my private favourite? Now you can scan a QR code from the Steam Guard part to sign up to your Steam account, very similar to you is perhaps conversant in Discord’s cellular app. Valve additionally says that the brand new Steam app has “good notifications, an improved library, and multi-account assist,” and you will nonetheless have the ability to do issues like browse the shop and make sure any trades.

The screen where you can scan a QR code in Steam's new mobile app.  There are buttons to sign in with a QR code or any other code.

Right here is the display screen the place you possibly can scan a QR code.
Screenshot by Jay Peters/The Verge

News feed in the new Steam mobile app.  The first entry is about Final Fantasy XIV.

Here is what my information feed seems like.
Screenshot by Jay Peters/The Verge

Valve is at present beta testing the app on iOS and Android, so it is not broadly accessible but. If you wish to do that beta, comply with the directions on Valve’s web site, though if you happen to’re on iOS, notice that there are a number of slots accessible as a result of Apple’s TestFlight restrictions.

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