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How to Use Twitch Emotes on Discord

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Discord has done a fantastic job setting up its platform for streamers (gamers too!). They make it easy for new content creators to create space for their communities, all for the low price of free.

To make things even more comfortable, they have collaborated with Twitch to sync subs automatically and emotes between the platforms. This simple step can save you a lot of time that you can now devote toward other aspects of your channel.

How to Use Your Twitch Emotes to Your Discord Server

To sync your Twitch emotes to your Discord server, you will need to complete the following:

Step 1: Sync Your Discord and Twitch Account

In order to sync your emotes with your Discord, you will first need to connect your Discord and Twitch accounts from your desktop computer. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Open your Discord, and click the “User Settings” Icon (the cog) next to your name.

  2. Step 2

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    Select the “Connections” tab then the icon for Twitch. If you are logged in to Twitch on your computer, it should auto-populate your account as the option. Sync your account.

  3. Step 3

    Go to your channel’s Discord server. From within your server, click your server name at the top of the screen, then select “Server Settings.”

  4. Step 4

    Click on “Integrations,” then on the word “connect” to sync your channel with your server. In order for you to complete this step, you must have reached Twitch Affiliate or Partner status.

Step 2: Sync Subscriber Roles

Discord will automatically create a role for your Twitch subscribers, but you can still edit the color of the role and what they are allowed to do in the roles section of your server’s setting.

As long as they have synced their Twitch account to their Discord, your subscribers will automatically be able to use your Twitch emotes once you have set everything into place.

Step 3: Allow External Emotes on Your Discord Server

While this step (and the final two steps) are not required to sync your Twitch emotes with Discord, I’ve included them here as they are related popular features.

To allow external emotes to be used on your server, complete the following:

  1. Step 1

    Go to your Server Settings.

  2. Step 2

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    Click the “Roles” tag and scroll down until you see “Use External Emoji.” You can set this role for everyone or give it to particular roles (such as subscribers and moderators). 

Step 4: Set up BTTV Integration

While you are integrating emote programs, go to BTTV and log in with your Twitch account. Go to your Dashboard and select “Discord Sync.” Log in to your Discord account and choose the server you would like to integrate.

Step 5: Upload Additional Emotes

You can also learn how to make emojis on Discord to add a variety to your server. Discord allows you to upload 50 emotes to each of your servers and increases that amount if your server is nitro-boosted.

Where to Get Twitch Emotes

Before you can link your sub emotes to Discord, you must find custom emotes for your channel. There are three places you can find these emotes in less than a week:

  • OWN3D Emote Maker – the OWN3D Emote maker allows you to edit an avatar in any way you wish, then select as many as you like for your channel. You only pay for the emotes you want (though there are discounts given for the more you purchase at once). You can download these right away to submit to the Twitch team for approval.
  • OWN3D Emotes – the platform also has pre-made emotes in a variety of styles. You can purchase these to use on your channel or straight to Discord. There is a chance that other channels will also use these emotes, making them a little less unique.
  • Fiverr – if you want truly custom emotes, you will need to find a designer on Fiverr, an online marketplace of freelancers. You can typically find an artist who can create your custom work in a week or less.

About the Author


Chris is a digital marketer with a strong background in small business and influencer branding. He applies his knowledge of content and promotional strategies to design actionable advice for new and intermediate streamers. When he’s not busy crunching analytics, he can be found in the salt pits of League of Legends.

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