About the Site

Twitch Emotes was created in 2012 with the purpose of provide a live API-driven viewer for all the global and subscription emotes on Twitch. At the time other similar sites were updated manually and usually did not have the most up to date information. Over time we grew to add more features such as badges and cheer emotes. We were even cited in a New York Times article.

The site is largely written in PHP using the Silex microframework but is currently in the process of being transitioned to Go.

On average we serve approximately 60 TB of API data monthly.

About the Owner

The owner, Andrew Bashore, is a former Twitch Moderation Admin and full time IT system administrator working in the public sector. He has been a Twitch user since the early days of Justin.tv.


This site costs money and time to run and ads do not quite cover the costs so financial support is greatly appreciated. Tip via PayPal

(All tips are non-refundable)

Emote and badge images are property of Twitch Interactive or their respective owners. Do not reuse without obtaining their permission.

This is an independent site not run by Twitch. We love the community and wanted to build this resource for them.