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Twitch Emotes: Everything You Should Know About Twitch’s Take on Emoji

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Twitch emotes are tiny pictures that, just like emoji and emotes are a way of connecting with each other in chat because each emote has something kind of story behind it and it can make communication a lot faster without saying any word. Even though emotes can be confusing for someone who is new to Twitch chat but it’s really not that hard to understand the context behind certain emotes as folks at How2PC has covered multiple topics with in-depth information on all the popular Twitch emotes.

There are many emotes available in Twitch for their users and they’re called global emotes, but apart from global emotes there is an option of exclusive emotes which allows streamers to add their custom-made emotes that are only available for viewers after a streamer reaches a certain subscribers count. These exclusives emote are available to any viewer who subscribes to the streamer either through Amazon Prime or Twitch Prime.

Using emotes

Using emotes is not that hard you just have to figure out the name of the emote you wanna use and just type that and hit send, and if you’re not sure about the name you can just type a colon and then start typing the name and the list of all the emotes starting from that alphabet will appear to choose the one you wanna use from the list.

And if you can’t even do that there is an easier way you can just click on the smiley face icon in the chatbox and it’ll show all the emotes available to you.

How to make your own Twitch emotes

There is also a way to make your own Twitch emotes and make it available for your viewers so they can show their love and affection for the channel. But to do that your channel has to reach “Partner” or “Affiliate” status and after that, you can go upload your own Twitch emotes through Twitch Creator Dashboard. There is also a specific size and parameters limit the emote you’re uploading must be square image between 112×112 and 4096×4096 pixels, and be a maximum of 1MB in size.

You can stack up the amount of your emotes slot for up to 60 as you earn more subscribers. Twitch gives its affiliate one emote for all subscribers and two emotes each for $9.99 and $24.99 tier subscribers.