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Customize Your Twitch Prime Settings [Monkey Emotes]

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There are a few ways that you can customize the visuals on Twitch to make them more appealing to your personal style. From color-changes, light/dark modes, to setting up your profile on Twitch, little changes can make a big difference in your overall experience with the site. Here are a few frequently asked questions about Twitch setting adjustments.

Twitch Visual Settings

While you will need to have prime for a few of these, this post will guide you through changing the following Twitch visual settings:

How To Change Twitch Name Color

To change your name color in Twitch chat, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Step 1

    Click your avatar at the top right of your screen.

  2. Step 2

    Scroll down to settings.

  3. Step 3

    Select the “Prime Gaming” tab. The “Chat Color” section allows you to customize the settings of your username’s color as it will show up in chat. 

How to Change which Twitch Global Emoticons are Displayed in Chat

You can change between the robot-style, purple chat-box style, and the monkey-style emotes in your Prime Gaming settings. Here’s how:

  1. Step 1

    Click your avatar, scroll down to settings, then choose the “Prime Gaming” tab.

  2. Step 2

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    Simply select your favorite style. You can change the style as often as you please. 

Personal Twitch Profile Images

Even if you aren’t a streamer on Twitch, you can set up your personal profile to better connect with people in broadcaster’s communities. If you are a content creator on the platform, you should customize your profile to be in line with your brand.

Here’s how to make your personal profile stand out:

How to Change Avatar on Twitch

  1. Step 1

    Click your avatar image at the top right-hand side of the screen.

  2. Step 2

    Click the second avatar that appears at the top of the drop-down menu.

This takes you to the settings page where you can upload and position an image. Images must not exceed the 10MB file-size limit and must be in JPEG, PNG, or GIF formats.

How to Change from Light Mode to Dark Mode on Twitch

There is a raging debate over whether light or dark mode is better (dark mode wins). You can choose whichever you prefer or toggle back and forth. In 2019, Twitch added an animation as you hover over videos. You can change the color of the “shadow” behind the video from your settings. Here’s how:

Changing from light mode to dark mode or vice versa is easily done from any page on Twitch:

  1. Step 1

    Log in to your Twitch account.

  2. Step 2

    Click the button on your avatar, then scroll down to the “dark theme” setting.

  3. Step 3

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    Hit the toggle to the mode that you prefer.

How to Change the Highlight Color Behind the Videos on Twitch 

Twitch added this feature in 2019. Here is how to change the color of the shadow behind the videos: 

  1. Step 1

    If you are logged in, click your avatar, then scroll down to settings. 

  2. Step 2

    Select the “Channel and Videos” tab and scroll down to “Profile Accent Color.” 

  3. Step 3

    Select the color of your choice, then click the “Save Changes” button.

About the Author


Zac is a part-time tech blogger. He’s an avid gamer with a taste for old-school RPG’s and Indie Sandbox games. He excels at theory crafting and finding new ways to enjoy a well-loved game.

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