What does Emote mean on Twitch?

Emoticon specifically for Twitch

Emote refers to unique symbols or pictures, often faces, that Twitch users can use in chat. They are activated by typing in specific codes. For instance, if you type :LUL: in chat, you’ll see the LUL emote, which is an image of a man laughing.

Every Twitch user can use these global emotes. To do this, you can either type the code into the chat or click the smiley face button found at the bottom of the chat box.

Many streamers also offer their own custom emotes to subscribers. These can only be obtained by subscribing to that streamer’s channel. Once you’ve subscribed, you can use these custom emotes anywhere on Twitch, not just on the channel you’re subscribed to.

There are also many slang terms used in Twitch chat that are associated with emotes. Most of these emotes are global, meaning you can use them anywhere on Twitch by typing their corresponding codes, like :Kappa: for example.

Example for using ‘Emote’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the Twitch stream last night?

Yeah, it was so funny! I couldn’t stop laughing at the emotes.

I know, right? Those emotes make the chat so much more entertaining.

Definitely! My favorite is the :PogChamp: emote. It’s hilarious.