FrankerFacez vs BTTV which is the best Twitch emote extension?

Once you learn about the magical world of Twitch extensions, you stand before a decision: Do I download FrankerFacez or Better Twitch TV? Which is the best out of the two?

This article will explain the difference between the two and help you make the decision!

Why use a browser extension for Twitch emotes?

Browser extensions make up the majority of the emotes used in an average Twitch chat.

According to Stream Elements, The top 3 FrankerFacez emotes have been used over 14 billion times and the top 3 BTTV emotes over 10 billion times. Meanwhile, the top 3 native Twitch emotes have been used 7 billion times.

Clearly, Twitch viewers favor the extended community-submitted libraries over the built-in ones. So if you want to view and use all the emotes, you should install a browser extension such as FrankerFacez or BTTV.

If you don’t have any of these browser extensions installed, you won’t be able to see popular emotes such as MonkaS and Pepega.

Read also: Why you can’t see emotes on Twitch

What is FrankerFacez?

FrankerFacez is a browser extension that lets any streamer add extra emotes to their Twitch channel. Having the FFZ extension is required in order for viewers to see the emotes on stream.

FrankerFaceZ allows streamers to upload their own custom emotes and use any of the emotes found in their public library.

The free version of FFZ allows a streamer to add 25 emotes to their Twitch channel. By donating $5 (one time) you can extend this to 50 total emotes as well as benefit from some other cosmetical features such as custom moderator badges and a supporter badge.

Notable Features

  • Submit new emotes: you can submit any emote you want on FFZ
  • Add 25 emotes to your Twitch channel: FFZ allows you to link your Twitch channel and select any 25 emotes for your channel. Your viewers will be able to use these emotes on your channel.
  • FrankerFaceZ emotes: the ability to see FrankerFaceZ emotes in Twitch chat
  • Additional badges: show additional badges for bots and users
  • Adjust name colors: change username colors
  • Dark theme: make Twitch dark-themed instead of the base white theme
  • Enhanced moderation: chat commands make being a moderator easy
  • Link tooltips: checks links for known bad websites, unshorten URLs, and more

All FFZ features are toggleable, you can turn any feature off you don’t like.

What is BTTV?

Just like FrankerFacez, BTTV is a browser extension that allows a streamer to add extra emotes to their chat.

BTTV users are only allowed to add a total of 15 emotes to their Twitch channel. By upgrading to BTTV pro, which costs $5 per month, you get access to 50 total emotes.

BTTV pro also gives you access to priority emote approval and 5 non-gif personal emotes. For every month you stay subscribed, you get +2 channel emotes, +2 shared emotes and +1 personal emote.

Overall, BTTV has a bit more features than FFZ which allow you to enhance your overall Twitch experience. BTTV users can also see emotes from FrankerFaceZ, something FFZ users can not do for BTTV emotes.

Notable Features

  • Submit new emotes: you can submit any emote you want on FFZ
  • Add 15 emotes to your Twitch channel: BTTV allows you to link your Twitch channel and select any 15 emotes for your channel. Your viewers will be able to use these emotes on your channel.
  • BTTV emotes: the ability to see BTTV emotes in chat
  • BTTV GIF emotes: GIF emotes for Twitch
  • FrankerFaceZ emotes: when this feature is toggled on, you can see all emotes from FrankerFaceZ as well as the BTTV emotes!
  • Dark theme: make Twitch dark-themed instead of the base white theme
  • Chat image preview: This allows you to identify any emote used on Twitch by hovering it. This way you never have to wonder what emote is being used and where they got it from.
  • Anon chat: allows you to join a Twitch chat without your username appearing

All BTTV features are toggleable, you can turn any feature off you don’t like.

What are the similarities between FrankerFaceZ and BTTV?

Both FrankerFaceZ and Better Twitch TV are community-driven emote extensions. They are free to use and the setup is quick and easy.

Both extensions allow you to upload your own custom emotes and select emotes for your channel (15 on BTTV/25 on FFZ).

Fun fact: you can use both extensions together for a total of 40 channel emotes!

Both BTTV and FFZ can be used to change your Twitch to the dark theme.

What is the difference between Frankerfacez and BTTV?

Here are some of the key differences summed up between FFZ and BTTV:

  • FFZ has more free emotes than BTTV (25 compared to 15)
  • FFZ emotes are more common than BTTV emotes
  • BTTV has GIF emotes while FFZ does not
  • BTTV has more features than FFZ
  • BTTV allows you to see FFZ emotes when the extension is installed, you can not see BTTV emotes as an FFZ user (unless you also have BTTV installed)

FrankerFacez vs BTTV: Conclusion

Clearly, both browser extensions have their pros and cons. While FFZ has more emotes, BTTV has more features all around.

I would suggest that you install both extensions (since they are free) and use them simultaneously so you get the best of both worlds. Doing this, you will get access to a total of 40 emotes if you’re using the free versions or 100 total channel emotes if you wind up paying for both of them.

If you plan to only download one browser extension, you should download Better Twitch TV because this extension allows you to see both BTTV and FrankerFacez emotes. The BTTV extension also comes with more features that will enhance your Twitch experience than FFZ.

Many streamers use BTTV to set up 15 animated (GIF) emotes and use FFZ to set up other popular emotes such as MonkaS, Pepega, kekW, and so on.

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