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Whether you are sad, or you want to meme about something that isn't truly sad, you can use the Sadge emote in Twitch chat. While it was originally used when streamers were showcasing a sad and depressing cause or talking about something painful that happened in their life, the emote has also been turned into a meme about saying cringe things with a hint of ironic sadness.

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Sadge Meaning

Most Twitch emotes convey emotion of one kind or another and Twitch users are really good about picking up the context right away. The Sadge meaning is no different. It can be used when another member of the community types that a loved one died yesterday or it can be used at the end of a statement that is a bit cringe mixed with an ironic sense of humor.

This makes the Sadge Twitch emote a pretty versatile emote. Although it is still fairly new, the fact that it shows the Pepe the Frog webcomic has helped it gain popularity in several Twitch channels.

Released: January 2020

What is the Sadge Emote?

The Sadge emote originated in January 2020 when it was uploaded to BTTV and FrankerFaceZ. It gained traction (as many popular emotes do) in Forsen’s community as well as a few others. As the people in chat fell in love with the sad and depressing emote, it saw increased usage overall. It was also used in a couple of popular “dearest brother” copypastas at the time.

The Sadge emote is based on the Pepe the Frog meme and resembles MonkaS, MonkaW, and many other popular Twitch emotes. The frog looks as though they are in deep melancholy and depression. It is the perfect emote to convey sadness.

What is the Pepe the Frog Meme?

While the frog emotes on Twitch are generally considered separate from the confusion and controversy surrounding the Pepe the Frog meme, it is important to understand the overall meaning of the meme.

Pepe the Frog is a character drawn into the comic Boy’s Club, created by Matt Furie. The character was created in the early 2000s and was one of four roommates who shared their lives together in the pages of the comic. At first, there were several memes using the image of Pepe the Frog, but they were all innocent enough.

In 2016, Pepe was adopted by the alt-right movement and white supremacists and was used in hate-related content. It is important to note that Furie was frustrated by variations of Pepe being used as a hate symbol and sued some of the organizations involved. In an interview with the Atlantic, he stated that he believed it was a phase and that it would eventually be used in other images and videos for other causes. In fact, the meme was used for another political high-pressure situation during the Hong Kong protests.

After years of watching his character being the origin of many memes or as a political icon on Twitter, Reddit, and any other social media site, Matt Furie is entering the crypto world of NFTs to sell images of the famous frog. In fact, an uploaded NFT picture of Pepe the Frog sold for about $1 million in early 2021.

How to Use the Sadge Emote in Twitch Chat

To use this emote with the disappointed expression on Twitch, you will need to use a browser extension as it isn’t actually available on the platform itself. Fortunately, this specific emote can be used with both the BTTV and FFZ extensions.


To use the FrankerFaceZ Twitch extension, all you need to do is connect to the platform with your Twitch account and install the plugin. At that point, you can configure your account settings to determine which emotes can appear where on Twitch.

You can also add the Sadge Twitch emote and other popular emotes on Twitch by setting up the BTTV extension on your browser. This plugin works in a similar way to the other extension. You will need to simply search for the zoomed-in emote and add it to your account to post MonkaW in your favorite streamer’s channel.

Similar Twitch Emotes

Any emote from the Pepe family are very popular on Twitch and in other esports communities. While they don’t all share the same Sadge meaning, you are likely to see some of these when hanging out on the platform:

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to learn more about this sad emote with the downcast face? Beyond Sadge’s meaning and its traced origins, here are some other commonly asked questions about how you can express these memes on Twitch.

Why is Sadge Emote Not on Twitch?

The platform is very selective on what they make one of their global emotes on Twitch. That being said, the Sadge emote (nor the MonkaS emote or other variations) has never been a Twitch emote and likely never will, possibly due to the other ways the Pepe meme has been used outside of the game community. The only way you can use Sadge and other Pepe variations on the streaming platform are through third-party extensions.

Why Can’t You See Sadge on Twitch?

Unless you have installed the FrankerFaceZ or BTTV plugin to your current browser, you will not be able to see Sadge used to express sadness on Twitch. (That being said, you will still see the word “Sadge” sent by chat users). Unfortunately, there is no way to currently use or see these emotes if you are using the Twitch mobile app.

Can I Upload Sadge as a Personal Emote for My Twitch Channel?

You cannot use Sadge as a custom Twitch Subscription emote. It is a well-known and well-documented emote and its usage is limited to the extensions. Due to their rules for sub Twitch emotes, you would not be able to upload the emote as your own.

About the Author


Luci is a novelist, freelance writer, and active blogger. A journalist at heart, she loves nothing more than interviewing the outliers of the gaming community who are blazing a trail with entertaining original content. When she’s not penning an article, coffee in hand, she can be found gearing her shieldmaiden or playing with her son at the beach.

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