How to Add Emotes on Twitch: A Step-by-Step Guide

To upload an emote, click the + button under the desired tier . Once uploaded, your emote will be added to the slot and saved to your Library so that it can be used later should you decide to remove it from the slot in the future.

If you’re a Twitch affiliate or partner, you may want to add custom emotes to your channel to make it more personalized and engaging for your viewers. However, the process of adding emotes can seem daunting, especially if you’re not familiar with the platform. But fear not, in this blog post, we’ll discuss how to add emotes on Twitch in a quick and straightforward way.

Firstly, log in to your Twitch account and go to the creator dashboard, then click on “Stream Manager” and “Preferences.” From there, click on “Emotes,” where you’ll see four available slots for emotes. If you’re a partner or affiliate, you can start adding your emotes by clicking on tier 1.

When your designer creates an emote, they’ll provide you with three individual image sizes: 28×28, 56×56, and 112×112. You’ll need to upload these resized images to each corresponding box in the “Emotes” section. Once you’ve added your emotes, give them a name and click on “Save Changes.”

It’s important to note that some affiliates may need to go through an approval process before their emotes can be used on their channel. If you’re not in good standing with Twitch’s terms of service, you may also have to go through an approval process. However, if you’re in good standing, your emotes should be ready to use.

If you want to replace an emote, simply click on “Edit,” select the emote you want to delete, and click on the checkmark to delete it. After deleting the emote, you can add a new one in its place using the same process as before.

The same process applies for tier 2 and tier 3 emotes. If you already have a tier 3 emote, you’ll need to delete it before adding a new one.

In conclusion, adding emotes on Twitch is a simple process that can make a big impact on your channel. By following these steps, you’ll be able to add custom emotes to your channel with ease. So, go ahead and make your channel more engaging for your viewers with custom emotes!


When can I add emotes to my twitch channel?
Custom emotes are available once you become an Affiliate. As long as your emote(s) meet the size and quality requirements and abide by our Emote Guidelines , you can upload and manage them directly in your dashboard under settings . Partners can unlock more emotes as they grow, you can read how here .