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I don't know if this is a bug or if Valve intentionally decided to no longer permit pictures (and videos) of non-Steam games on the Friend's activity page.

A while back, it was possible to upload images of non-Steam games to your friends. Now, it appears they no longer appear on said page regardless if the upload is successful.

I thought I was the only one who had this issue until another friend said the same thing.

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    Is that really how it's supposed to be? How would it be able to tell it's a non-steam game anyway?
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    Is that really how it's supposed to be? How would it be able to tell it's a non-steam game anyway?
    A while back, friends can see and upvote non-Steam media on the Friend Activity page.

    You can tell if it's a non-Steam game with the "Non-Steam" tag on the images/game when they used to appear on the Friend Activity page. Now, the only way to tell if it's a non-Steam game on the images page is the game lacks a Steam product logo (or something like that).

    Example: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841519710
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    Is that really how it's supposed to be? How would it be able to tell it's a non-steam game anyway?
    A while back, friends can see and upvote non-Steam media on the Friend Activity page.
    You can tell if it's a non-Steam game with the "Non-Steam" tag on the images/game.
    Dumb me, I should've noticed. Then again it's not like I check the activity page that often. In fact, it's almost never.

    I'm not sure whether to think of this as a glitch or not, really. They wouldn't have any reasons to actually go through with this, would they?

    Maybe they just don't want people uploading Overwatch media :P
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    Is that really how it's supposed to be? How would it be able to tell it's a non-steam game anyway?
    A while back, friends can see and upvote non-Steam media on the Friend Activity page.
    You can tell if it's a non-Steam game with the "Non-Steam" tag on the images/game.
    Dumb me, I should've noticed. Then again it's not like I check the activity page that often. In fact, it's almost never.

    I'm not sure whether to think of this as a glitch or not, really. They wouldn't have any reasons to actually go through with this, would they?

    Maybe they just don't want people uploading Overwatch media :P

    I understand. I just like to upload pics as it's one of my hobbies and I took photography class thus I like to share pics with my pals. I thought maybe Valve doesn't want people to promote non-Steam games to friends but that just might be me.
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    Is that really how it's supposed to be? How would it be able to tell it's a non-steam game anyway?
    A while back, friends can see and upvote non-Steam media on the Friend Activity page.
    You can tell if it's a non-Steam game with the "Non-Steam" tag on the images/game.
    Dumb me, I should've noticed. Then again it's not like I check the activity page that often. In fact, it's almost never.

    I'm not sure whether to think of this as a glitch or not, really. They wouldn't have any reasons to actually go through with this, would they?

    Maybe they just don't want people uploading Overwatch media :P

    I understand. I just like to upload pics as it's one of my hobbies and I took photography class thus I like to share pics with my pals. I thought maybe Valve doesn't want people to promote non-Steam games to friends but that just might be me.

    It's most likely a bug, if they did that they would have to mention it within their change logs.
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