How To Use Among Us Proximity Chat
In Among Us, communication is crucial for winning, especially if you’re a Crewmate. Impostors are usually able to pull off impressive wins by working alone, but Crewmates need to be able to communicate as much as possible to notch a victory. However, there isn’t a way for all to communicate outside of an Emergency Meeting.
But did you know you can install a mod that allows you to use proximity chat on PC? You’ll learn how to do it in this article. We’ll also answer some burning questions you have.
How to Use Among Us Proximity Chat
What Is Among Us Proximity Chat?
Before we start, the proximity chat mod, named CrewLink, is only available on Windows PCs. If you play Among Us on other devices, this guide won’t be able to help you.
After you download CrewLink, you can use the proximity chat feature. For those who don’t know what this term means, the definition is straightforward. Proximity chat is a form of voice chat that only activates when you’re within a certain distance of another player.
If you’re too far away from another player, all you can do is stare at each other. But once you both get closer to each other and enter the range, CrewLink will let you start chatting. If you start walking away, the voice chat will deactivate when you leave the range.
With this key information out of the way, the section below will tell you how to install CrewLink Proximity Chat for Among Us on PC.
How to Install Among Us Proximity Chat
Before installing it, you’ll have to get the installer from the official website. Ottomated, the developer of CrewLink, will update the mod when needed. Make sure you download the newest version unless there is a problem with it.
Here are the steps for installing CrewLink:
- Go to the official website and download the latest version of CrewLink.
- Once downloaded, install CrewLink by running the EXE file.
- If your PC’s security is preventing you, click the options to run the installer anyway.
- Follow the installer’s steps.
- Open CrewLink.
Now that you just installed the CrewLink app, you’re free to open it right away or leave it until you want to start playing Among Us.
How to Use Among Us Proximity Chat
Once installed, using CrewLink for proximity chat is easy. The app is very lightweight and won’t take up a lot of processing power. Run it alongside the game so you can talk to nearby players.
Here’s how you’ll use CrewLink for proximity chat:
- Launch CrewLink.
- Launch Among Us.
- In the CrewLink window, you will see instructions to open a game of Among Us. Click the “Open Game” button in CrewLink.
- Start playing Among Us.
In-game, you’ll be able to chat with Crewmates and/or Impostors near you.
CrewLink allows you to manage the proximity chat settings as well. These settings include:
- The distance needed to trigger proximity chat
- The ability to hear Impostors inside the vents
- Mic and speaker output levels
- Push-to-talk configuration
CrewLink can be overwhelmed if there are too many people on the server. If it shows an error message, the only solution is to try again. Try again later if the problem won’t go away after many retries.
Whether your Among Us lobby is public or private, CrewLink will function properly if conditions are perfect. Having the CrewLink window open beside the Among Us window shows you a list of all players. A green circle will highlight the name of any player nearby.
A red circle around the player’s name shows that the player doesn’t have CrewLink installed or it’s not open on their PC.
But what if you want to chat during meetings? The following section will teach you how to voice chat in Among Us using Discord.
How to Voice Chat in Among Us Using Discord
Discord is very handy for voice chatting, especially when you’re playing games with friends. The service boasts excellent servers and stable connections. With Discord, you won’t have to rely on the text chat in-game, which can slow you down a lot.
Using Discord to organize Among Us lobbies are very convenient as well. You can send game invites if you link your Steam account to Discord and allow Discord to access the games you’re playing as a status.
Without further delay, here’s how to set up your PC so you can voice chat with others using Discord:
- Register for a Discord account if you don’t have one.
- Download Discord for your PC or log onto Discord for your web browser.
- Locate an Among Us server by clicking any valid server invite link.
- Select “Accept Invite” to join the server.
- Open Discord if needed.
- If needed, servers have extra steps such as getting roles and more to do.
- Select a voice channel and join the voice chat.
You can now speak to others during Among Us games.
When in the chat, you can mute yourself when the game is underway. When someone calls an Emergency Meeting, everyone will unmute themselves and start discussing. Some players might not have Discord, so you’ll have to type responses for those participants, especially in public games.
Discord voice chatting is more effective in private games, where everyone is invited privately through Discord. Since everyone has an account, there’s no need to worry about someone not able to chat. There’s also a way to read text chats if someone’s microphone is malfunctioning.
A backup text channel is available for those whose microphones don’t work but can join the call and hear. It’s still very convenient and takes less time than typing for more than one person.
Sending Among Us Invites on Discord
To send Among Us invites through Discord, you have to install the Steam version of Among Us and the desktop version of Discord. Once done, there are a few settings to configure before you can send direct invites to others.
Here are the steps for sending Among Us invites on Discord:
- Get Among Us on Steam and the PC version of Discord.
- Launch Discord on your PC.
- Go to the settings.
- Make sure “Display Currently Running Game as A Status Message” is checked.
- Go to “Connections” and link your Steam account.
- Once done, launch Among Us.
- Host a game.
- Go to Discord and select the “Attachment” button.
- Invite some friends and get on a voice channel to start playing.
Sending Discord invites makes playing with friends very convenient. You don’t even have to copy and paste the lobby code multiple times. Just send an invite to your friends, and they’ll come running.
Make sure you have permission to attach files to messages first. Preferably, you have a server of friends who can join right away. If you’re on another server you don’t own or manage, check the rules first.
Why should you use proximity chat in Among Us?
Proximity chat adds an extra element and layer of depth to the game. Being able to talk during the roaming phase makes lying even more challenging, and you can ask each other where you’ve been previously. While it’s also possible to cheat with CrewLink, it would ruin the experience for everyone.
Crewmates will find vouching for and exchanging information with others possible outside of meetings. Since everyone can speak to each other, Impostors will have to work harder to kill without being detected. After all, information is quickly spread.
However, it’s not a total loss for Impostors, as they can also use proximity chat to their advantage. They can lie and trick Crewmates into going to corners or confuse them. When everyone is confused, the Impostor can find it easier to kill Crewmates and turn them against themselves.
In short, having proximity chat can make the game even more exciting than ever. It allows for additional layers of strategizing not found in the current version of Among Us. Perhaps when the developers integrate the feature, Among Us will be even more enjoyable than ever.
Does Among Us natively support proximity chat?
Not in the unmodded version. The only way to communicate in the original version is through text chat in the game during meetings. Proximity chat requires the use of mods like CrewLink, but this mod is only available on PC.
However, there’s a way to play on mobile and enjoy proximity chat. Using proximity chat is possible when you use a PC and other voice chat services. However, there aren’t any apps for proximity chat that don’t require a PC nearby.
What Did She Say to You?
With the help of proximity chat, Among Us becomes a highly nuanced game full of psychological warfare. The ability to talk outside of meetings can alter everyone’s strategies completely, forcing more complicated and sneaky approaches to win. Now that you know how to use it on a PC, games will become more exciting than before.
What other features would you like the developers of Among Us to introduce? Do you think having proximity chat will make the game more interesting? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.