Twitch announced today that Affiliates now have up to nine new emoji slots instead of up to five previously. In addition to the nine regular emotes, Affiliates will also be able to upload five animated emotes, bringing the maximum number of Tier One Subscriber icons for Affiliates to 14.
This is big news for longtime Twitch Contributors, who may have a hard time competing with Twitch Partners in terms of viewer subscriptions. Twitch partners always have significantly more perks to offer their subscribers, so Twitch’s announcement help Affiliates deliver more value to their communities today.
Over the coming weeks, Twitch will roll out the animated emoji features to all Affiliates. Many people will see the feature available immediately, but streamers shouldn’t panic if it’s not yet viewable in the “Emoji” section of the Creator Dashboard.
In order for a Contributor to be able to unlock all 14 Level One emoji slots, they’ll have to meet Twitch’s somewhat confusing requirements for Subscriber Score. Once a Contributor has earned 50 Subscriber Points in any given month, they will unlock up to nine regular emoji slots and five animated emoji slots for their channel. Remember this does not include slots for Tier Two and Three symbols, Bits symbols or followers symbols.
But Partners aren’t alone — Twitch Partners will also see more emoji zones appear on their Creator Dashboard. With this emoji update, all Partners will receive five more regular emoji slots for Tier Two and Tier Three subscribers. This is a significant boost to Twitch’s Tier Two and Three subscriptions, which cost $9.99 and $24.99 respectively.
The reason for this update is because Twitch is aware that its users love the platform’s emoji culture and that there are a lot of emojis available. The company considers emojis “the language of the Twitch community.” Some might argue that this is why Twitch continues to maintain a high viewership despite its YouTube Gaming competitor. Recent feature announcement and acquired streaming icons like TimTheTatman, Dr.Lupo and CouRageJD.
Twitch remains the stronghold of internet culture, and more emojis mean more opportunities for personalization, community building, and memes.
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