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Steam Brings New Wishlist & Filtering Options

Feb 19, 2018

If you have a Steam account, you might want to check out the new Wishlist and filtering options that have just been overhauled. You will now have more control over your own Wishlist on Steam, according to Valve. Valve said that this overhaul is also going to give you more sorting options and filtering options. We have all of the latest news about the changes that just hit Steam, so read on to learn more.

Valve Adds New Wishlist Options & Filtering in Overhaul

If you head to your Wishlist on Steam, you will notice a handful of changes that Valve said will make your life much easier. You now have way more control over your Wishlist on Steam, allowing for more filtering. The change will also allow you to sort your Wishlist much better. Some options you will notice is the new ability to see the status of Early Access games, check out reviews and scores, and much more. The biggest change that people have waited for is the “Add to Cart” icon, which is now available right in your Wishlist.

You will see the items in your Wishlist showing the prices and discounts, and you can filter them by discount as well. There is also tag-based filters now, which is great because you can see all of the top tags for your Wishlist items. If a game is in Early Access and you do not care about that, you can now hide the Early Access games. You also can choose to hide the games that are not released yet, which is going to help you sort through games much better. Every choice you make as far as what to hide, will be saved for when you use Steam later on too. This is great because you will not have to reset the choices you made every time you login to Steam.

New Wishlist Changes Bring “Add to Cart” Button

The biggest thing people are going to love is the new “Add to Cart” button right in your Wishlist. If it is a game where it would be a single purchase, you can directly add it into your cart. The only issue is that many games have alternative buying choices. For that, those games are not just a one-click process.

You will still need to head to the Steam Store and choose the version of the game you want to buy. Even though “Add to Cart” will only work with some of the games, it is something people have been asking for now for a long time. To finally have the one-click buying option available is going to make life much easier for many people.

While this new Wishlist design seems great, there are still people complaining about issues. As with every update or change on any platform, there is going to always be a group that is not happy. Some people have said that there is limited functionality now with the new changes. Other people have said Valve took away some of the useful features that were on Steam before.

Steam Wishlist Changes Aim to Help Show You What You Want

Valve was just trying to give you more customization options when it comes to your Wishlist. The new sorting and filtering options will go a long way in helping with that. There are always some hiccups every time a new feature or design is released, and glitches or technical issues are likely to happen. We expect that any issues people have been facing with the overhaul will be quickly addressed by Valve in the coming days.

If you would like to see what changes have been made, the new Wishlist changes are now live for everyone. Head on over to Steam right now and check out the sorting and filtering options, and see which setup is right for you with the new layout. Once you have done that, come back and tell us in the comments what you think of the changes. Do you think the new filtering and sorting options will be useful to most people? Are you most happy about the new “Add to Cart” button finally showing up?

  • Chayan Das

    I like the fact that it’s now less of a hassle to use in mobile. I like to rank my wishlist items so I can prioritize where to spend money first. Previously it required us to assign numbers to rank items in wishlist, but now we can simply swipe with touch to drag & drop items making much easier to arrange.