You can now activate keys through the Steam website after a recent update

For quite some time the only way to activate product keys on the Steam service was by downloading the desktop client and activating it through that. However, those who were looking for a more convenient way to redeem a new key without having to be on your PC will rejoice with this new update.

Valve has updated its website to include an 'Activate a Product on Steam' page, where users of the popular gaming service can easily redeem product codes. This page can be found by clicking on the drop-down menu where your Steam user-ID appears. Although the feature does not appear to be available in the drop-down for all regions just yet, it can be accessed by directly visiting this link.

Recently we reported that Valve was planning an overhaul of its Steam desktop client, with more emphasis being placed on user created content and its store among other things; this change is possibly part of those plans. Other than that, the company recently updated its group system, which aimed to curtail a recent surge in spam plaguing the service. Users can now only send group invites to those in their friend lists and the company introduced a new third 'restricted' group type for those looking for increased privacy. Spam has become a problem on gaming services, with both Xbox Live and PlayStation Network experiencing similar issues.

Valve has yet to announce the feature and its scheduled rollout plans on its official blog.

Source: PC Invasion

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