Twitch Emote is a great way to communicate virtually among users on Twitch. Therefore, subscribers of a channel will be able to use your Twitch emotes in your chat room and also on other channels. Indeed, this is a great way for a streamer to reward his subscribers and grow your Twitch channel.
Custom Subscriber Twitch Emotes are a feature under the Twitch Affiliate and Partnership programs. So, to get custom Emotes on your channel you need to have a Partners and Affiliates status on Twitch.
Twitch’s Subscribers Emotes
Twitch emotes for subscribers are not available for everyone. So, a streamer needs at least to reach Affiliate status on Twitch to unlock the ability to have custom emotes on their Twitch channel.
As soon as a streamer reaches an Affiliate status, they will be able to create and submit Twitch emotes for approval.
The number of Twitch emotes a streamer is allowed to have is based on their concurrent subscriber count. As a streamer hits an Affiliate status, then he will be granted free one slot immediately with no subscriber requirement.
Streamers will also have Twitch emotes slots for their tier 2 and tier 3 subscribers. They will also be able to unlock four sub badges for their future subscribers. On Twitch’s affiliate program, streamers can add additional Twitch emotes depending on the number of people that subscribe to their Twitch channel.
Twitch Emotes: Custom Emotes Format
In uploading Twitch emotes images, Twitch’s software will require you to upload three emote sizes. So, you need to prepare one Twitch Emote in three sizes: 28px by 28px, 56px by 56p x, 112px x 112px. File sizes of these three emote sizes should not be larger than 25kb each. Aside from the required emote sizes, Twitch requires that it should be in PNG format and have a transparent background.
Sub Points Requirement
Twitch Emote: Affiliate
Sub points are required to unlock Twitch emotes slots. Obviously, subpoints are earned through subscriptions. Automatically, streamers will receive a free 1 emote slot as soon as they become a TwitchAffiliate. The second slot will be given when they reach 15 subpoints.
Points are earned at each subscription you receive in each tier. Below are the points a streamer gain for each sub in each tier:
Tier1= 1 point for each sub
Tier2= 2points for each sub
Tier3= 6 points for each sub
Now, streamers need a certain amount of subpoints so they can unlock new slots for his Twitch channel’s emotes. Here is a list of how many subpoints you’ll need to get a certain number of emotes:
0 Points=1 Twitch Emote
15 Points=2 Twitch Emotes
25 Points=3 Twitch Emotes
35 Points=4 Twitch Emotes
50 Points=5 Twitch Emotes
Twitch Emote: Partner
If you are a Twitch Partner, then you will unlock more channel emotes and subscriber badges. Additionally, you will have your free first six Twitch emotes slots unlocked.
Here is a list for your reference on how many subpoints you’ll need to unlock a certain number of emotes:
SubPoints Twitch Emote Slots
0 Pts 1
0 Pts 2
0 Pts 3
0 Pts 4
0 Pts 5
0 Pts 6
65 Pts 7
80 Pts 8
100 Pts 9
125 Pts 10
150 Pts 11
175 Pts 12
200 Pts 13
225 Pts 14
250 Pts 15
300 Pts 16
350 Pts 17
400 Pts 18
450 Pts 19
500 Pts 20
600 Pts 21
700 Pts 22
800 Pts 23
900 Pts 24
1000 Pts 25
1200 Pts 26
1400 Pts 27
1600 Pts 28
1800 Pts 29
2000 Pts 30
2200 Pts 31
2400 Pts 32
2600 Pts 33
2800 Pts 34
3000 Pts 35
3200 Pts 36
3400 Pts 37
3600 Pts 38
3800 Pts 39
4000 Pts 40
4200 Pts 41
4400 Pts 42
4600 Pts 43
4800 Pts 44
5000 Pts 45
5400 Pts 46
5800 Pts 47
6200 Pts 48
6600 Pts 49
7000 Pts 50
10000 Pts 60
Get Custom Emotes for your Subscribers
You may not be knowledgeable and creative enough to create emotes brand on your own. So, you can chat with graphic designers and hire them. A streamer can browse different portfolios and choose a graphic designer whose art style you believe best fits your needs.
Here are some places where graphic designers that create Twitch emotes upload their works:
If you have just been promoted to TwitchAffiliate and Partner Program, then you can look for designers on Fiverr. In fact, it has the most affordable prices in the marketplace that ranges from $5 to $15 including multiple revisions.
This site has professionally made emote packs. While Own3D allows streamers to create their own design, it is also a home for graphic designers who upload their works. Artists sell emote packs for $4.5 to $23.99.
Facebook and Discord
You can post on Facebook groups and Discord servers to crowdsource for a graphic designer. Accordingly, chat with those people that post comments with their works or availability. Look for someone on Facebook or Discord that is related to your brand image.
There are lots of content creator on Twitch that focuses on Graphic Design or Animation. You can search and browse on Art Category on Twitch and look for a content creator that also does commissions. This way, you can support each other’s craft.
If you have a graphic designer friend, you can commission them to do emote packs for you. This way, you can really customize the style and design of emotes available in your channel.
There are followers that support you on your feed that may be available and willing to create designs and images for you. So, you can chat with them to know how much do they charge for their works. After negotiation, streamers can now instruct what they want to be the output of their emotes.
Create your own Custom Emotes for your Subscribers
Affiliates and Partners can create their own Twitch emotes. Indeed, this is a fun way to improve their channel and really be hands-on in building their community.
Here are some fun apps and site on your browser or you can download to make Twitch emotes:
This is the most popular application in the design community. Currently, with its most recent updates, you can make Twitch emotes and download more endless designs.
Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer
Affinity products offer professional design tools that let channels easily create designs. In addition, you can get affinity products for a one-time fee and start creating.
BetterTTV or BTTV is a third-party browser extension that allows viewers to send global emotes on chat. In fact, most emote on Twitch are from BTTV. But, only those who have the same extension will be able to see emotes from BTTV. So, enable BTTV on your browser settings.
Streamers can use this free app in creating their Twitch emotes for their Twitch channel. Moreover, it has various design elements and allows users to have a transparent background.
Stream Emotes: Create Meme Designs
Kappa is a global graphic emoticon that creates memes or sarcasm through emotes. Also, Kappa has global emotes on Twitch. Additionally, Affiliates and partners can use free PNG Kappa global memes to add a brand to their channel.
How long does Twitch approve Emotes submitted?
On average, it takes 24 to 48 hours for your uploaded Twitch emotes to be approved. But it can take longer due to the following reasons:
- A large volume of submission of emotes
- The streamer submit emotes for approval shortly before the holiday season
A Twitch Affiliate and Partner that has been in good standing for 60 consecutive days can upload emote simultaneously without going through the approval process.
Changing Emote Prefix
If you are a Twitch Partner, you can select a custom Twitch Emote prefix. Affiliates can only change emote prefix on their channels when they change their Twitch name.
Only those eligible can change prefix names. So, to change the prefix name you can access the menu on the Streamer’s dashboard under the Affiliate Settings.
Manage Subscriber Emotes
In managing your emotes, you need to go to your Dashboard menu. Subsequently, click the “Viewer Rewards” on the left-hand sidebar then click Emotes.
The first section listed on the Emotes page is the SubscriberEmotes.
Under the SubscriberEmotes panel is where you can find current emotes available in your channel grouped per Tier. This section also includes all your current emote prefixes and your progress towards unlocking your next emote slots.
To add emotes on your channel, click the ‘+’ icon on the tier you want to place it. You need to have an available space to be able to add an emote. If all your slots are occupied, you need to remove an emote and replace it with another emote you want to use for your channel.
Emotes: Auto Resize Mode
Auto resize mode let Twitch streamers upload emoted on their channel easily. Accordingly, in uploading emotes for your stream you are required to submit a square image between 112x112px and 4096x4096px which is under 1MB in file size. Auto resize will automatically convert your image emote into other requires sizes.
Here are the steps you can follow to include emotes on your channel stream:
- Click the upload icon within the square on the left-hand side to select the appropriate file. Consequently, your emote will automatically be converted into the required sizes.
- Within the ‘Emote Code’ box, choose a name for your emote. Your stream emotes full code will be your emote prefix combined with your emote code.
- After all your files are uploaded, click ‘Upload Emote’ to save.
Emotes: Rearrange Slots
Once all your emotes are uploaded, you can rearrange their positions per group through dragging and dropping. If you rearrange your emotes positions this will affect how your viewers and the community see the order of the emotes on your stream.
Follow these steps to re-arrange emotes on your stream:
- Move your mouse on the browser over the desired emote.
- Click and hold down the mouse button and drag the emote before, in between, or after any other emotes.
- Release to save changes.
Channels can remove emotes if their viewers and users get bored with the image present on their stream.
- Click on the trashcan icon for the emote you would like to delete.
- Then, agree to the prompt to Remove Emote.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What to do if my emote is denied?
If your emote is not approved, then you should receive an email with the details on why your images were not approved. Also, you can check on your spam menu. But if you really did not receive an email, you can contact customer support. Consequently, make sure that in creating all your emotes and suffixes, they must comply with Twitch’s Emote Guidelines. Revise emotes so that they will be in line with the Community Guidelines and Emote Guidelines.
How to report an emote that might have violated Twitch’s rules?
If you think some emote images have violated related Emote Guidelines, you can make use of the User Report Tool.
If you want to report violations that pertain to intellectual property, then you can refer to DMCA Notifications Guidelines and Terms of Service for more information. Accordingly, you will receive a notification regarding the status of your report. Rest assured that Twitch will review your concerns and reports.