How To Get New Profile Backgrounds On Steam

Do you want to customize your Steam profile? Do you want to use backgrounds for your profile page? If that’s the case, you can buy animated or still backgrounds on the Steam Points Shop. In this article, we’ll show you how to use your Steam points to get new backgrounds for your profile.


When you shop on Steam, you’ll get equivalent points on the app depending on the amount you spend. You can spend these Steam points to get customization items or reward other people within the app community.

One of the things you can buy with your Steam points is a background for your profile. By default, your profile background appears depending on the theme you use.

With that in mind, you can spend your Steam points to get a cool animated or still background for your profile. In this article, we’ll teach you how to do so.

How to buy profile backgrounds on Steam

If you want to change your profile background on Steam, you need to buy new designs from the Points Shop. After getting the design you want, you can change your background when editing your profile on the app.

You can buy profile backgrounds from the Points Shop whether you’re using Steam on your phone or computer. Check our tutorials below, and we’ll teach you how to do it from both devices.

On your computer:

  1. Open the Steam desktop app and sign in to your account.
  2. Hover your mouse pointer over “STORE” on the upper left side of the app and select “Points Shop” from the menu.

  3. Head to the Backgrounds tab under the Profile Items section on the sidebar.

  4. Browse the backgrounds collection and click the one you want to buy.

  5. Confirm your decision through the pop-up window by spending your Steam points.

Please note that the prices for the profile backgrounds vary. Animated backgrounds cost 2000 points each, while other backgrounds cost 500.

On your phone:

  1. Launch the Steam app from your home screen or app drawer and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the three lines on the bottom right to open the app menu.

  3. Expand the Store section and select Points Shop.

  4. Go to the Backgrounds selection within the shop.

  5. Browse the available backgrounds for sale and tap the one you want to buy.

  6. Confirm your purchase through the pop-up window that appears on your screen.

That’s how you get new profile backgrounds on Steam. Please note that, unlike games, you can’t refund background item purchases on the app.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to access the Points Shop on Steam, you can now get a new background for your profile. You can check the avatars and other things within the shop to get more customization options for your account.

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