Twitch’s emotes are some of the best fun you’ll have on the site. A streamer’s personal emotes may be uploaded by any qualifying streamer, enabling active subscribers to utilize them everywhere on the site. For each emote, the streamer chooses a six-letter prefix code and then a word to represent it in code form. Your account name at the moment of unlocking custom emotes will serve as the prefix for this prefix.
The titles of your emotes should be meaningful and related to your brand. If you’d want to customise your Twitch emote prefix, this article will walk you through the process step-by-step.
Requirements to Change Twitch Emote Prefix
If you want to modify the prefix that appears before your Twitch emotes, one of the following two things must be true:
1. Twitch Affiliate
You have just updated your Twitch name, but you are already a member of the Twitch Affiliate programme.
2. Twitch Partner
Your application to join the Twitch Partner Program was successful. (Congrats!)
If you try to contact Twitch for a new emote prefix for a cause that is not one of these two, it is quite probable that your request will be disregarded.
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How To Change Emote Prefix Twitch
Changing the prefix that appears before your emotes is simple! It requires just a little bit of navigating within your Creator Dashboard to do this. Affiliates and Partners approach this endeavour in rather different ways, but rest assured that we will cover both of them! In your capacity as a Twitch Affiliate:
- You may access your Twitch account by logging in.
- To access the Creator Dashboard, first locate your profile image in the upper right corner of the screen, then click on it.
- You have arrived to the Stream Manager at this point. Your Creator Dashboard may be found in the upper-left hand corner of the screen.
- Simply go to the Settings tab under the Creator Dashboard. This will provide a drop-down list with a few more alternatives to choose from. Simply choose “Affiliate” from the menu on this page. In the event that you are a Twitch Partner, the word “Partner” will appear in its place.
You will notice a section that is labelled “Subscriptions” just under the “Onboarding” area. You will find a link in the Emotes section that will take you to the Emotes website and encourage you to go there. This page was included in a fairly recent update, so if you haven’t edited your emotes in a while, you may notice that the interface looks a little bit different!
You will find a section named Emote Prefix located inside the Subscriber Emotes portion of this page. There will be a button labelled “Update Prefix” available to you if you have the ability to make the change. Simply clicking on it will instantly give you the new prefix you have requested.
If that button is not there, then you will not be able to make that adjustment at this time.
On Twitch, is it possible to modify the emote prefix that you use?
You may access the menu by going to your dashboard and clicking the symbol that looks like three horizontal lines. After selecting Preferences, go to the Affiliate tab. Click the Emotes link located under Subscriptions. You will be able to edit your emote prefix by clicking the dropdown menu labelled “Update Prefix” if you are qualified to do so.
When will I be able to modify the prefix on my emotes?
If you are a Twitch Affiliate, you have the ability to make one modification to your emote prefix whenever you make a change to your username. Once every sixty days, you will be given the option to change your username on Twitch; however, rejected usernames will not be added back into the pool of eligible names for at least six months.
How long does it take for an emote to be approved?
Whether you submit your emotes on a workday or over the weekend, it will normally take anywhere from eight to twenty-four hours for them to be authorised on Twitch. However, there are occasions when they are approved in far less time than that. In point of fact, the approval process for my most recently posted Twitch emote took about two hours, and I submitted it on a Sunday evening.
What causes my Twitch emotes to be held in pending status?
Before they can be used on the site, each emote must first go through a process of human evaluation and approval. During the time that an emote is pending manual review, it will be labelled as “Pending Approval” and represented by a watch symbol. Viewers will not be able to see it during this time.