Twitch Emotes: Everything You Need to Know

Twitch emotes are a fantastic way to add a bit of flair to your Twitch stream and entice watchers to either follow or subscribe  

Twitch has mastered the use of emoticons in ways other websites can only dream of. Twitch has built an entire culture with their emotes system. 

Some of the most popular and widely known Twitch emotes are cut outs of important streamers/creators faces showing some type of reaction.

Popular Twitch Emotes

The Kappa emoticon is now fully ingrained into Twitch culture, and is generally used as an eyeroll or a sarcastic response. It’s also used to spam chats.


Everyone has access to global Twitch emotes. All you have to do to use one of the global emotes is to click the little smiley face icon in the chat box and choose your emoji

Global Emotes

Twitch Streamers get to make their own custom emotes when they reach affiliate status, and use them as a way to brand their stream.

Channel Emotes

The channel emotes is where Twitch truly stands out from all other social platforms.  You get custom channel emotes when you subscribe to a twitch channel.

Channel Emotes