Twitch chat is a wonderful place to react to the streamers, especially with a bunch of hilarious Twitch emotes to react to everything. But, there are cases that suddenly their Twitch chat emotes not showing suddenly and only show as text.
So what happen when this problem occurred? Let’s deep dive into this and check out this Eklipse blog team post!
Why is my Twitch Emotes not Showing?
Actually, there are several reasons that can cause this problem. It can be a server problem, might be using the wrong plugin, and many more. But, there are at least 4 most common causes that made your Twitch emotes not showing
- Error on the Twitch server – Just like any other app, there is a chance that this error happens because of the app itself. When this happens, just wait until it repaired by their technical team
- Wrong emotes plugins being used – some emote need a 3rd party plugin to be used so they can show up on the chat. We will discuss more this later on
- It can be a browser problem – A browser is another thing that can cause you a problem, so this is another thing that is worth checking out
So how to fix the problem when your Twitch emotes are not showing? Let’s start with the plugin first
1. Install Better Twitch TV and Frankerfacez
You might be wondering why viewers throwing words like , POGGERS or OMEGALUL on the Twitch chat, but nothing showed up on your side?
Yes … It’s because that Twitch emotes are using a 3rd party plugin called Better Twitch TV or Frankerfacez. Those two are very popular Twitch plugins that people love to use.
To start enabling the custom to emote, you only need to choose one of the plugins. In this case, let’s use Better Twitch TV as an example to enable so your Twitch Emotes can show up on the chat:
- Search BTTV or FFZ on your browser, then go to the website
- Click Download for Chrome, or Change Browser to find your browser of choice
- You will be brought to the extension page on Chrome Web Store or any other browser plugin page (ex: Firefox Browser Add-ons)
- Click Add to Chrome, then it’s done
After installing the plugin, don’t forget to refresh Twitch on your browser so your emotes can start showing up on the chat, then it’s ready to go!
Are your Twitch emotes still not showing up? Let’s get to fix number two.
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2. Clear your Browser Cookies and Cache
I know … this solution seems trivial but sometimes it really works to fix every internet problem in the world. To clear your browser cache (especially Chrome browser) you can follow these simple steps:
- Click three dotted lines in the upper right corner
- Choose Settings
- Type “cache” on the search box
- Choose clear browsing data menu
- Unselect browsing history (or you can let it be selected if you want to clear all the data)
- Click Clear Data
3. Solutions if You Are Using Twitch Desktop App
If your Twitch emotes are not showing up, and you are using Twitch desktop app to watch your favorite streamers, there are several solutions you can try, including:
- Login Again to Your Account – If you are using Twitch App, try to log out and then log in again to see if it will fix the problem.
- Press CTRL + F5 – this often fixes the issue immediately, you can try to do this when using Twitch app or watching on Twitch via the browser
- Reinstall your Twitch App: Last resort to repairing this problem is by reinstalling your Twitch App. Just go to the Apps menu on Windows Settings, uninstall Twitch, then re-install it
That’s all some solutions you can try to work on to fix when your Twitch emotes are not showing up. Hopefully, these solutions could help you with any issues that happen.
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Your friendly-neighborhood gamers that love playing MOBA and strolling on Twitch in his free time. Akbar has been playing games since Sega Genesis era, and started being a game writer in his late college day.