Twitch emotes are a fantastic way to add a bit of flair to your Twitch stream and entice watchers to either follow or subscribe. And if playing video games for cash is one of your top passion fire priorities, you definitely need those sweet, sweet subscribers.
Twitch’s emotes are very similar to the emotes that you see on your phone and on other social media sites. They are fun little icons people use in the Twitch chat. They are used to cheer, laugh, cry, and convey a variety of other emotions and reactions.
There are two different types of emotes that you will see on Twitch – global emotes and channel emotes. Global emotes are available for everyone to use, whereas channel emotes are limited to channel subscribers.
Every streamer and viewer 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 chatbox and choose your emoji – just like with other social media and texting apps.
Some streamers do make their own custom emotes, but a ton of others hire a graphic artist. If you don’t have a lot of experience with a photo editor, it might be better to hire an artist, because some technical requirements need to be met for the emote to work with Twitch’s platform.
When making custom emotes, make sure that they follow all of Twitch’s community rules. That means they can’t contain any of the following content:Hateful, Harassment, Threats of violence and Obscene content.