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Subscriptions for Twitch Affiliates Are Coming This Week

Twitch Affiliates should see sub buttons hit their channels soon.

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Twitch has announced that Affiliates will have subscription buttons added to their channel this week. Subscriptions are becoming the lifeblood of internet streams and services and this will definitely help smaller streamers get their channels off the ground. They made the announcement on their official Twitch blog as well as across social media.

Affiliates will have access to all subscription options: $4.99, $9.99 and $24.99/month, as well as the Twitch Prime free subscription. They’ll have one sub emote for all subscribers, and two additional slots for $9.99 and $24.99 subs. And just like Partners, Affiliates will be able to offer sub-only chat.

Please take a look at the frequently asked questions.

Q. I’m an Affiliate. How do I upload my sub emote(s)?

A. As soon as your Sub button appears this week, you can upload your emote(s). Go to the Settings tab in your Dashboard, click Emoticons, then Edit, and upload your emoticon in the sizes specified, and then click Save Changes. You can find more details about sub emotes here.

Q. How long will it take for my sub emote(s) to be approved?

A. Review of Affiliate emotes can take up to a week or more, and there may be delays as we work through all the new emotes from tens of thousands of Affiliates. This process cannot be expedited (attempting to do so may, in reality, slow the process down). As well, events and holidays may extend the approval process, so please be patient while waiting for review.

Q. What is my Sub Emote Prefix?

A. It will be autoselected for you based on your Twitch username. You will find it on the emoticon upload page from the Settings tab in your Dashboard.

Q. Can I change my Sub Emote prefix?

A. We are not allowing changes to Affiliate sub emote prefixes at this time.

Q. When is Subscription gifting launching?

A. We’re working hard to deliver this feature as soon as we can!

This is a big moment for a lot of Twitch streamers and we can't wait to see how many awesome emotes are created. Do you stream? Shout out your channel in the comments section below.

Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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