5Head Twitch Emote Meaning & Origin

Last Updated on 05/19/2021 by Dean

What does the 5Head emote mean on Twitch?

5Head is a variant of the popular 4Head emote. In this version, Cadburry, the face behind 4Head, has an enlarged head to indicate that he is ridiculously smart.

The 5Head emote is used when someone makes a very smart play, for example in an Among Us game, when an imposter can bullshit their way out of a kill.

Alternatively, 5Head can also be used to mock someone for making a very stupid play in a game.


Did you see Disguised Toast’s latest Youtube video? He is so 5Head.

What is the origin of the 5Head emote on Twitch?

5Head was uploaded to FrankerFaceZ in 2018 by user SublimedTV. A year after its upload to FrankerFaceZ, the emote was picked up by XQC’s community. This due to the popular streamer being known for making both very intelligent moves and stupid moves at the same time.

An example of 5Head XQC is below.

Xqc’s 5head in action from r/xqcow

Through being spammed in the XQC chat and his subreddit often discussing XQC’s 5Head, the emote quickly blew up all over Twitch.

Later on, the 5Head emote would blow up even more when just about every popular Twitch streamer started playing Among Us and showing off their 5Head strategies.

Presently, 5Head is both a popular Twitch emote and slang word in the Twitch community.

The FrankerFaceZ emote is enabled by over 100,000 channels on Twitch. According to Stream Elements, 5Head has been used over 18,000,000 times and is in the top 50 FrankerFaceZ emotes.

How to use the 5Head emote on Twitch

If you want to use 5Head on Twitch, you will have to install the FrankerFaceZ browser extension. Otherwise, just text will pop up for you.

  1. Go to Frankerfacez.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you will then be able to see the 5Head emote on supported Twitch channels.
  2. Alternatively, you can also go to BetterTTV.com and install this browser extension. On BetterTTV you can see FrankerFaceZ emotes as well. To enable these, head on over to chat settings on any Twitch chat and enable FrankerFaceZ emotes.

If you wish to add the 5Head and other emotes to your OWN Twitch channel, you can do so by signing in to FrankerFaceZ using your Twitch credentials and authorizing your Twitch account. Next, you can head over to the emote list and add 5Head to your Twitch channel.

Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the 5Head emote on your Twitch channel and they will be able to see it if they have FrankerFaceZ/BTTV installed as a browser extension (which the majority does already anyway).

5Head Variants

Variant nameLocationMeaning
4HEadFrankerFaceZ4HEad is the original Cadburry emote uploaded in 2015. The emote is used whenever someone cracks a cheesy dad joke on stream.
4weirdFrankerFaceZUsed when you are weirded out by something that happens on a stream.
4weirdingBetterTTV4weirding is an animated GIF version of the 4weird emote uploaded to BetterTTV

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