How to Have No Name in Among Us

How to play with a nearly blank or invisible name

Having no name in Among Us is a valuable trick, making it easier to go unnoticed. Unfortunately, a patch to the game made it impossible to play online with a blank name. You can still use a unique dot character to have nearly no name, but the blank name trick only works when playing Among Us locally instead of online.

These instructions only work for the Android and iOS versions of Among Us, including emulating Among Us on Mac. The Windows version only allows letters and numbers for names, not special characters or punctuation.

How to Have Nearly No Name in Among Us

If you’re playing Among Us online and want to have no name, the closest you can get is to use a tiny character like a dot. Whatever character you choose will appear over your character’s head, making you slightly more noticeable than you would be with no name, but still possible to miss when things are moving fast.

Here’s how to play Among Us with a nearly blank name:

  1. Copy this dot: “ㆍ”

    To copy and paste on mobile devices:

    Only copy the dot, not the quotation marks.

  2. Open Among Us, and tap ONLINE.

    The Among Us starting screen.
  3. Tap the name field at the top of the screen.

    The Among Us game select screen.
  4. Delete the current name.

    Entering a name in Among Us.

    You may see Enter Name here or the last name you used on this device.

  5. Tap the blank name field, and select Paste.

    Pasting into the Among Us name field.
  6. Verify that you only pasted the dot from step one, then tap OK or the checkmark to proceed.

    Using a dot for a name in Among Us.

    If you pasted quotation marks as well, delete them before proceeding.

  7. Tap Create Game to start a game, Find Game to look for a public game, or enter a code to join a private game.

    Starting an Among Us game with a nearly blank name.
  8. When you start playing, your name will be a tiny dot.

    Playing Among Us with a dot for a name.

How to Have a Blank Name in Among Us in Local Games

While it’s no longer possible to have no name while playing online, you can still have a blank name when playing a local game. It's is an excellent way to get an edge on your friends when playing locally, but you’re unlikely to fool them for long.

Here’s how to get a blank name in Among Us when playing locally:

  1. Copy this blank space: “ㅤ”

    Don’t copy the quotation marks, just the blank character between the quotation marks.

  2. Open Among Us, and tap LOCAL.

    The Among Us title screen.
  3. Tap the name field at the top of the screen.

    The local game screen in Among Us.
  4. Delete the current name.

    Deleting a name in Among Us.
  5. Tap the name field, and paste the blank character from the first step.

    Pasting a name in Among Us.
  6. Verify that you pasted only the blank character, and tap OK or the check mark to proceed.

    A blank name in Among Us.

    If you pasted anything else, delete it before moving on.

  7. Tap Create Game to host a local game, or select a local game from the list.

    Starting an Among Us game with a blank name.
  8. Start playing Among Us with no name.

    Playing Among Us with a blank name.

Why Play Among Us With No Name?

The only real advantage to playing with no name is to be a bit more difficult to notice or identify while you’re playing. Players accustomed to seeing a recognizable name above other players’ heads may become confused and gloss over a player with no name. It may make it easier for you to kill other players when you’re an imposter or make imposters more likely to pass over you.

However, there are limits to the usefulness of playing with no name. While it may help a bit during a fast-paced game, you won’t fool attentive players. Other players can still call you out based on your color, the fact that you have no name, or by describing the dot or other special character you’ve used.

Why Can’t You Play Among Us Online With No Name?

Among Us developer Innersloth patched out the ability to play with a blank name in the game's iOS and Android versions. The Windows version only allows names to contain letters and numbers. If the iOS and Android versions ever receive the same treatment, the option to play Among Us with a blank name or a dot for a name will be gone from the game altogether. 

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