• Twitch emotes small images that users can utilize while chatting or communicating with other players to make things funnier.
  • Thousands of emotes are sent every second on Twitch and new ones are created all the time. Sometimes, interpreting them can be quite daunting.
  • If emotes are not visible on Twitch, there are some things that you can do fix this issue. We'll list the solutions in this guide.
  • Bookmark our Twitch troubleshooting hub and our browser troubleshooting section just in case you need to fix other issues affecting Twitch or your browser.
fix twitch emotes not visible

A large number of users have complained that suddenly Twitch started not showing emotes, even if it worked the day before. This issue has made people flood the different online forums asking for help.

Here is what one user had to say about this problem on the Reddit forums:

So, I was gifted emotes about 24 days ago and I have them for a month. They worked fine in chat/discord no problem. I have about a week left and they still work perfectly fine in Discord and even show up as an autocorrect when I go to Twitch chat, but when I hit enter it’s just the text and no picture. Why is this happening? I’m not very informed on how Twitch stuff works.

Even though the problem is most likely caused by a server-side error from Twitch servers, we have researched this issue and compiled some of the best troubleshooting methods available.

Please keep in mind that this is not an official fix. The methods we will describe, worked in the case of some users, and they are worth a try.

Here they are.

What to do if Twitch emotes are not visible

1. Try viewing Twitch in a browser

UR Browser Twitch emotes not showing

As a quick workaround, try starting Twitch in web browser and check if that helps.

Almost any browser can be used for this task, but if you’re looking for a reliable web browser, we suggest trying out UR Browser.

This browser is privacy-oriented, and it won’t send any of your data to Google, so feel free to check it out.

UR Browser is the most secure browser on the market, and here’s why!

2. Close and re-open the app

In order to try this method, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys at the same time to open the Task Manager.
  2. Search for your Twitch app inside the list and any other related processes -> select them -> press End Task.End task Twitch - Twitch emotes not showing
  3. Double-click the Twitch app again to reopen it.
  4. If the issue persists, try the next method.

3. Reinstall Twitch

To uninstall:

  1. Press theWin+X keys on your keyboard -> choose Apps and features.
  2. Search for Twitch inside the list -> select it -> press Uninstall.Uninstall Twitch - Twitch emotes not showing
  3. Wait for the process to complete.

To reinstall:

  1. Visit the official Twitch website and download the latest version.
  2. Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  3. Check to see if the issue persists.

4. Refresh your Twitch app

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Some users have reported solving this issue by simply refreshing the Twitch app. You can try this method by pressing the Ctrl+F5 buttons on your keyboard.

If this doesn’t work, try the next solution.

Seeing the something went wrong error while linking EA account to Twitch? Try this

5. Delete cookies and caches with CCleaner

  1. Download CCleaner and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.
  2. Run the CCleaner software.
  3. Click on the option Custom clean from the left-side menu.
  4.  Tick the boxes next to Cookies and cache for each of the browsers found on your computer.
  5. Click the Run Cleaner button from the right side of your screen.CCleaner cookies and cache - Twitch emotes not showing
  6. Check to see if Twitch emotes are showing normally.

6. Make sure you have the right emotes plugins

FrankerFacez website - Twitch emotes not showing
In some cases, the reason for Twitch not showing you the emotes si because your PC doesn’t have the required plugins installed. To fix this, please download both the FrankerFacez and the BettertTV plugins.


In today’s fix article we explored the best troubleshooting methods to deal with the Twitch emotes not showing issue.

Please feel free to let us know if this guide helped you by using the comment section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Twitch emotes

  • How do I get Twitch emotes?

There are two ways to get custom Twitch emotes:

  1. Become a Twitch partner and you get 1 emote slot for every two subscribers
  2. Submit your emotes to FrankerFaceZ. Keep in mind that the FrankerFaceZ emotes will show only for the users who installed the FFZ browser addon.
  • How do I enable all Twitch emotes?

To enable all the Twitch emotes, navigate to Settings and select Appearance. Turn on the Enable BTTW emotes option and you’re done.

  • What does Pepega mean?

Pepega is a Twitch emote used to suggest that something is stupid and doesn’t make any sense. The emote features a distorted picture of Pepe the Frog.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2019 and has since been updated for freshness and accuracy.