How many times have you used an emote in Twitch chat, only to realize you're not really sure where it came from or what it is?
It happens to the best of us, and that's why Twitch has introduced a new feature that makes it simpler to learn more about the emotes you can click on in chat. If you see a cool emote that you're unsure of used in a Twitch chat where you're a participant, you can just click on it to open up a window that has all the info you need – well, except what it all means.
You get the name of the emote, the way you can get it (example: Tier 1 Sub Emote, etc.) and an example of a particular streamer's other emotes available by subscribing to them. There's also a link to follow them or go to their channel to learn more. This is a pretty helpful tool, especially since there are so many different emotes floating around on Twitch these days with zero context. You see one you like, and you have no idea of how you can get it other than guessing from its name. This should help lessen the confusion some.
📢HeyGuys! We are testing a new feature that makes it easy to learn more about emotes by clicking on them in chat!— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) January 12, 2019
If you don't have the feature yet, don't worry. We hope to roll it out to everyone in the coming weeks. Please let us know what you think!
Happy emote hunting! pic.twitter.com/j19p6w3AFP
The feature is currently in the works, rolling out to most users, but if you don't have it yet, it's coming to everyone in the coming weeks, according to the official Twitch Twitter account. This is just one of the new features Twitch has been adding recently, as the streaming platform had a great 2018. In the 2018 Twitch Holiday Spectacular, the platform announced that it grew from 2 million streamers in 2017 to more than 3 million in 2018 with close to half a million streamers going live each day.
In terms of emotes, the LUL option unseated Kappa as the top emote in 2018, defeating the record Kappa held since all the way back in 2011. LUL made half a million appearances in Twitch chat across the board, so this was a staggering accomplishment.
If you're a faithful Twitch user, will you be looking forward to this new feature? Let us know in the comments below!
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I feel like this is a feature made for me and my old man brain, but I doubt they're going to cover topics such as spamming Trihard 7 when a black player in on screen.
That is a good point. I love TriHex, and it sucks to see his face used for racist stuff.