Submit New Emotes Submission Guidelines


Want custom emotes for your channel?

Read the guidelines below, and submit your emotes when you're ready!

  • Emoticons cannot contain nudity, excessively vulgar content, or discriminatory content.
  • Emoticons must meet the size requirements, with the exception of edited versions of existing emotes such as FrankerZ.
  • Existing Twitch emoticons, such as subscriber emotes, may not be submitted without permission.
If you are submitting an existing Twitch or FrankerFaceZ emoticon, we require you to include proof of your permission to use the emoticon in the emote's notes during submission.
  • Emoticons must be PNG images.
  • Emoticons must have transparent backgrounds.
  • Please trim away any transparent space around your emote before uploading it.
  • Please use color correction as necessary to ensure that emoticons contrast sufficiently with both light #F2F2F2 and dark #19191F chat background colors.
  • Emoticons do not have to be square. Any aspect ratio is acceptable so long as they meet the size requirements.

We recommend that you make your emoticons 28×28 pixels to match regular Twitch emoticon dimensions. However, if you need to make your emotes bigger, here are the requirements:

Face Emoticons

  • Size: 32×32 or smaller
  • Guidelines: Include the entire head. Do not include the neck, shoulders, or anything else.

Icon Emoticons

  • Size: 32×32 or smaller
  • Guidelines: Please avoid cutting off sections of the emoticon when possible to make it fit, and instead shrink the emoticon further.

Wide Emoticons

  • Size: 80×20 or smaller
  • Guidelines: Long emoticons are specially made for text. Please do not submit wide icons or other non-text images.

You may not bypass the size requirements by dividing your image and submitting it as multiple emotes.

If you believe you have a valid reason to make a larger emoticon, such as creating a modified version of FrankerZ, please contact us directly rather than trying to upload the emote through the website.

Emoticons may have additional, high resolution images for display on high-DPI displays and mobile devices. Currently, browser support is a bit lacking. Additionally, most computer monitors are not high-DPI.

The first image in the following table is an example of an emoticon with high-DPI support:


Zooming in may help you see the difference, if it is not readily apparent. Alternatively, your browser may not support the necessary feature to display a high-DPI emoticon at this time.

You may provide high-DPI images for twice the resolution and four times the resolution. Alternatively, provide a large image and have it automatically scaled down!

  • Emoticon names must be at least three characters long and no longer than 30 characters.
  • Emoticon names may contain letters and numbers.
  • Emoticon names must contain at least one capital letter.
  • Emoticon names must not contain symbols other than an exclamation mark.
  • Emoticon names must not contain explicit and/or vulgar language.
  • Emoticon names must not be commonly used words or phrases that are likely to be used in non-emoticon contexts.
    RNG is bad. BadRNG is acceptable.


That's great! It will take between 0 and 2 days, on average, for new emoticons to be approved.

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