Ever wonder how some Twitch users have emotes but they aren’t Partnered? Or they’re Affiliated but they have more than 3?
That’s because they’re using a cool plugin, BETTERTTV, to do that!
If you’re new to streaming or want to know how to get more emotes in your channel, then let me show you how to make this happen so that your viewers can use it when you’re live!
How To Get Emotes
Unless you have AMAZING drawing and photoshop skills, you’re most likely going to hire a graphic designer to make your emotes. They can create some cool caricatures or awesome word emotes for your channel, and they will look amazing. However, you can definitely attempt to do it yourself by using your own photos, but it will take some time to master them.
If you’re going to take the hiring route, here are some places where you can find a graphic designer for your emotes:
You can definitely find some great artists here at Fivver. Just type in “Twitch Emotes” and you can find a good range of prices from like $5 – $40 USD for 1 emote or a whole pack of 5.
Ask around in the Facebook groups that’s Twitch-related! There are some creative streamers in there who are willing to help other streamers for their emotes. Asking around and there will be some people that will offer to help. Twitch Connect, Twitch.tv Streamers, and Twitch Live are few Facebook groups you can check out.
Artists also tend to put up their work on Instagram as a great way to expose their own portfolio. You can always find some great fanart from there too. Try #twitchemotes or #emotes when looking for graphic designers especially for those who knows how to make Twitch emotes.
If they’re a dedicate emote graphic designer, they will supply you with three sizes, 112×112, 56×56, and 28×28. These are the official sizes when uploading emotes to your Twitch channel. So if you’re affiliated, you will have to upload all 3 sizes for that emote, make sure they’re labeled and easy to find in your computer!
Now You’re Ready To Upload Your New Emotes To BETTERTTV
I’m going to break it down into easy steps for you, so here we go!
- Go to the page https://manage.betterttv.net/
- Click the ‘Connect Twitch’ button
- Enter your credentials
- Head to ‘My Emotes’
- Click the ‘Add’ button
- Upload your 112×112 emote
- Enter your chat code like ‘attkHype’ or ‘Kappa’ – make it unique!
- Under Justification, you can explain that this was designed for your channel. Maybe provide the graphic designer’s link. This is to prove that your emote wasn’t copied from a different channel
- Hit that ‘Submit’ button
- Then it’s a waiting game for 1-5 days
- All approved!
How To Use Your Emotes In Your Channel aka SPAM THEM EMOTES
Now that your emotes are approved, let’s get them to your chat channel! I love using my Google Chrome browser, so you can easily search for it through the Chrome Web Store.
However, if you use a different browser, go through to the NightDev website and click on the, ‘for another browser’ button and select your preferred browser to get the plugin.
Once that’s installed, head over to your Twitch channel.
Click on the robot emote at the bottom of your chat.
A whole menu should pop up of all the emotes available.
Then bam! Your emotes are ready to go to spam in your chat!
Jemellee aka Jem aka Jempanada is small streamer that loves to help other small streamers by sharing her knowledge and Twitch Tips through her blog. She also manages the Facebook group, Twitch Connect which has over 3k members since starting in Christmas Eve 2016. If you’re brand new to streaming, grab the Twitch Channel Checklist PDF to help get you started.