Settings is a UX element and section on the main menu, accessed by clicking the gear below How to Play and to the right of announcements. The settings also appear in the top-right corner on-screen within the lobby and during gameplay. They change certain aspects of the game, such as controls and sound volume.
The settings interface displays several game settings that the player can modify, such as interface language and controls. The available settings are split into three different tabs: "General", "Graphics" (PC only), and "Data".
Under the "General" tab, players may switch their controls. On mobile, the available options are "Joystick" and "Touch", while on PC, the available options are "Mouse" and "Mouse+Keyboard". On the Nintendo Switch edition, controls cannot be customized. Selecting "Mouse+Keyboard" on PC unlocks additional options to control whether the mouse controls movement and change the default keyboard bindings. Selecting "Joystick" on mobile unlocks an additional option to change the joystick size. The volume for sound effects and background music can be adjusted with sliders underneath the controls on all systems. Under the volume sliders is a "Censor Chat" button, which toggles a chat censor, and a "Friend & Lobby Invites" button, which controls whether the player can receive friend requests and lobby invites. If "Censor Chat" is enabled, certain words and phrases that the game deems inappropriate will be censored in the chat with asterisks, but if it is disabled it simply has no effect on the chat. Below the "Censor Chat" and "Friend & Lobby Invites" buttons are buttons for "Colorblind Text" and "Streamer Mode". If "Colorblind Text" is enabled, the colors each player is using is displayed over their character sprites as well as in the chat and during emergency meetings. If "Streamer Mode" is enabled, room codes are hidden in the lobby and are replaced with asterisks. The "Streamer Mode" button is unavailable in the mobile version of Among Us.
The "Graphics" tab is only available on the PC version of Among Us. Under the tab is a slider to adjust the game resolution, a button to switch between full screen and windowed mode, a button to enable or disable VSync, and a button to enable or disable "Screen Shake". When "Screen Shake" is disabled, the screen remains stationary during instances where it would normally shake, such as in a lobby. "Screen Shake" is disabled by default on other platforms and cannot be changed. The "Apply" button at the bottom is used to apply any changes made to the graphics settings.
Below is a list of all the available languages.
- Spanish (Latin-America)
- Spanish (Spain)
- Portuguese (Brazil)
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
- A bug is present that if a player reduces the resolution and then brings it back to normal, they can see some parts of the left side with full lights.
- If players open the settings menu during a game and while they are walking, they will continue walking automatically until they hit a wall. This is presumably also a bug.