Troubleshoot Twitch Sub Emotes Not Working

Having trouble with Twitch sub emotes not working? Here’s what you need to know.

Enabling Third-Party Emote Extensions

To enable third-party emote extensions on Twitch, follow these steps:

1. Open your preferred web browser, such as Google Chrome.
2. Search for a Twitch emote extension in your preferred search engine.
3. Find a reliable extension that suits your needs and click on it to access the extension’s page.
4. Install the extension by clicking on the “Add to Chrome” button or similar, depending on your browser.
5. Once installed, navigate to Twitch and log in to your account.
6. Check if the extension is enabled by looking for its icon in your browser’s toolbar.
7. If the extension is enabled but the emotes are still not working, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.
8. Refresh the Twitch page and check if the emotes are now functioning properly.

Refreshing the Twitch App and Clearing Cache

To refresh the Twitch app, simply close the app and reopen it. This will reload the app and may fix any problems.

To clear cache, follow these steps:

1. In your web browser (such as Google Chrome), press Ctrl+Shift+Delete simultaneously.
2. A window will appear with options to clear browsing data. Make sure the “Cached images and files” box is checked.
3. Select the time range (e.g., “All time”) and click on the “Clear data” or “Clear browsing data” button.

Clearing cache can help eliminate any stored data or temporary files that might be causing issues with Twitch emotes.

Troubleshooting Sub and Bit Emote Issues

If you’re experiencing issues with Twitch sub emotes not working, here are some troubleshooting steps you can try:

First, make sure you’re logged into your Twitch account. Sometimes, logging out and logging back in can resolve the issue.

Next, clear your browser’s cache and cookies. These temporary files can sometimes interfere with the proper functioning of Twitch emotes.

If you’re using a browser extension or plugin, try disabling it temporarily to see if that resolves the problem. Some extensions can conflict with Twitch’s functionality.

If the emotes are not displaying correctly, try refreshing the page or opening Twitch in a different browser. This can help identify if the issue is specific to your browser.

If the problem persists, try using a different device or network. Sometimes, issues can be related to your IP address or internet connection.

Reinstalling Twitch for Emote Functionality

To reinstall Twitch for emote functionality, follow these steps:

1. Uninstall Twitch: Go to your computer’s settings or control panel and uninstall the Twitch application.

2. Clear browser cache: Open your web browser and clear the cache by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac) and selecting the appropriate options.

3. Close all browser windows: Make sure all instances of your web browser are closed.

4. Reinstall Twitch: Visit the official Twitch website and download the latest version of the Twitch application.

5. Install Twitch: Open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to install Twitch on your computer.

6. Login to Twitch: Launch the Twitch application and login to your account using your username and password.

7. Enable emote functionality: Once logged in, go to your settings and make sure the “Enable emote functionality” option is checked.

8. Test emotes: Visit a Twitch channel and test the emotes to ensure they are working properly.

Reasons and Solutions for Emote Visibility Problems

  • Outdated or unsupported emotes
  • Slow or unstable internet connection
  • Browser compatibility issues
  • Incorrect emote settings or permissions
  • Emote file size exceeding platform limits
  • Emote approval or moderation delays
  • Cache or cookie issues
  • Emote visibility settings not adjusted properly
  • Missing or corrupted emote files

Installing and Using Specialized Emote Plugins

1. Download the plugin from a trusted source.
2. Open your browser and navigate to the extension page.
3. Click on “Add to browser” or a similar button to install the plugin.
4. After installation, a new icon or option should appear in your browser’s toolbar.
5. Visit the Twitch website and log in to your account.
6. Click on the plugin’s icon or access its options through the toolbar.
7. Configure the plugin settings as desired, customizing emotes, size, and other preferences.
8. Save the changes and refresh the Twitch page to apply the plugin’s modifications.
9. Test the emotes by typing their corresponding codes or selecting them from a menu.
10. If the emotes still do not work, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.
11. Ensure that your browser is up to date and compatible with the plugin.
12. If issues persist, consult the plugin’s documentation or reach out to its developer for further assistance.


How do you unlock sub emotes?

To unlock sub emotes, you need to accumulate sub points through subscriptions. You can track your sub points on your Channel Analytics. Once you reach a milestone, the corresponding emote slot is permanently unlocked, even if your sub point total decreases later on.

How long does it take for sub emotes to be approved?

Sub emotes on Twitch typically take around 48 hours to be approved, but it has been 16 days and counting for these emotes.

How do I see sub emotes on Twitch?

To see sub emotes on Twitch, go to your dashboard and click on Viewer Rewards in the left-hand sidebar. From there, navigate to the Emotes section and you’ll find Subscriber Emotes listed as the first section.

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