Steam finally adds an ‘Add to Library’ button – but in all the wrong places

Everyone is celebrating that Steam is adding an “Add to Library” button to free-to-play games, but I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t move forward with this feature.

Why? Well, if they put the same button in all games, including the ones that aren’t free, Valve could get rid of one of the biggest pain points of the Steam Deck UI: redeeming game codes.

Where should it go?

Don’t get me wrong, having an option to just add free games to your library instead of installing them right away is very welcome, both for convenience and to take advantage of limited-time free game promotions.

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But now let me take you through the process of redeeming a code on Steam Deck. It involves going into the settings, scrolling down to Library and entering the code. To me, that’s not a great UI design as it hides this behind a few taps.