What is CSGO Escrow?
CSGO Escrow is a feature introduced by Valve in 2015 to help protect players' in-game items from unauthorized trades. It is essentially a security measure that adds an extra layer of protection to the trading process by requiring both parties to have Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator enabled for at least 7 days before a trade can be completed. During this time, the traded items are held in escrow, and neither party can access them until the trade is confirmed.
The purpose of CSGO Escrow is to prevent scammers from stealing items from unsuspecting players. Before the introduction of this feature, scammers would often use phishing scams to trick players into giving away their items. With CSGO Escrow, the items are held in escrow until both parties have confirmed the trade, which makes it much more difficult for scammers to steal items.
To use CSGO Escrow, players need to enable Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator on their account and wait for at least 7 days. After that, they can trade items with other players who also have Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator enabled. If one of the parties does not have Steam Guard Mobile Authenticator enabled, the trade will be put on hold until they do.