Steam is a client capable of various functions and it’s a great way of keeping everything in one place. You are basically purchasing the game, downloading it, installing it, running it, and updating it, all with a single program. These are, of course, the basic features because you are still able to buy DLCs and socialize with your Steam friends and invite them to multiplayer games easily. Chatting with your friend is easy both from the client or even in-game since Steam uses its Overlay feature quite successfully.
Chat History with Removed Friends
As you probably already know, Steam does not save your chat history when you are chatting and it definitely does not save history with people you removed from your Steam friends. As you probably already know, there are a lot of scammers and hackers on Steam but since they also don’t have access to your past messages, they won’t able to do much harm after you remove them.
However, there are a lot of different ways to implement this feature without hurting the security behind it. People have suggested using a second password in order to access your chat history or even to make a script which will save your chat logs only on your verified device.
It’s clear to see that the Steam’s mobile app can save some of your chat history but users are still waiting for the real deal since even the mobile app won’t show you the chat history dating for more than a few days. Even if it would, nothing can be used to view the chat history with friends you removed. Some users have had unfortunate experiences where the scammers would simply hack their accounts and blocked them, leaving them with no clue on what to do next.
The problem remains in the fact that your Steam account means a lot more than just your messages and Steam forum posts. Your entire game library depends on your Steam password and that is why certain measures should be undertaken regarding this issue.