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Steam Limited User Accounts Bring Restrictions To Those Yet To Spend $5

Valve is introducing Limited User Accounts in order to battle spamming and phishing being done on Steam through suspicious account holders.

Your account is categorized as a Limited User Account if you have spent less than $5 on Steam since its creation. As such, Valve will be taking away access from such users of certain key features found on Steam.

These restricted features are the following:

  • Sending friend invites
  • Opening group chat
  • Voting on Greenlight, Steam Reviews and Workshop items
  • Participating in the Steam Market
  • Posting frequently in the Steam Discussions
  • Gaining Steam Profile Levels (Locked to level 0) and Trading Cards
  • Submitting content on the Steam Workshop
  • Posting in an item’s Steam Workshop Discussions
  • Accessing the Steam Web API
  • Using browser and mobile chat

To upgrade your account from its limitations, you’ll require to add $5 or more to your Steam wallet, directly purchase a game that is $5 or more, purchase a Steam gift that is $5 or more, or just add a Steam Wallet card which matches the same figures.

It’s important to note that activating a retail game, or receving a gift will not remove limited user restrictions.

Source Steam Support