Are you seeing MonkaS on Twitch all the time but don’t know what it means? We’ve all been there… This article will tell you everything you need to know!
Twitch chat is FULL of emotes that you might not comprehend at first, which is why we’ve dedicated ourselves to explaining each and every one of these popular emotes.
Out of all of these emotes, MonkaS is for sure one of the most popular Twitch emotes out there.
What does MonkaS mean on Twitch?
MonkaS is used during high-tension moments in a Twitch stream. Whenever a nerve-wracking or scary moment occurs during a Twitch stream, the chat will start spamming MonkaSes.
The MonkaS is a Twitch emote featuring a wide-eyed, sweating Pepe the frog, signifying that he is in distress.
The emote is used whenever a stressful, embarrassing, or high-pressure situation occurs.
Origin of MonkaS on Twitch
The wide-eyed Pepe the Frog we know as MonkaS first appeared on the controversial 4chan imageboards back in 2011. Back then it wasn’t known as MonkaS and it didn’t really pick up beyond 4chan either.
Then in 2016, MonkaS was uploaded by a user named Monkasenpai, which is also how the prefix ‘Monka’ came to be.
Monkasen also uploaded some other Pepe the frog emotes such as: Booba, peepoSprint, peepoCheer, PeepoJuice, peepoGiggles, and Jammies.
It wasn’t until 1 year later in 2017 when MonkaS really took off after it started getting spammed in Forsen’s Twitch chat. Similarly to how Forsen’s chat made the word malding a popular slang in the Twitch community.
These days, MonkaS is spammed whenever a stressful event is occurring on stream. The emote has been adopted by top streamers and many will even shout something like ‘Throw MonkaSes in chat’ when such an event occurs.
Here’s a list of other popular Monka emotes on Twitch:
How to get MonkaS emote on Twitch
If you want to get MonkaS on Twitch, you will have to install the Better Twitch TV browser extension. We have a separate article dedicated to the installation of BTTV. Here’s the TL;DR:
- Go to BetterTTV.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you can then see the emotes on supported Twitch channels.
- To configure your BTTV options, head on over to the chat of any Twitch streamer (they don’t have to be live) and hit chat settings, there you can personalize your BTTV settings.
If you wish to add the MonkaS and other emotes to your OWN Twitch channel, you can do so by signing in to BTTV using your Twitch credentials and authorizing your Twitch account. Next, you can head over to the emote list and add MonkaS to your Twitch channel.
Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the MonkaS emote on your Twitch channel and they will see it if they have BTTV installed as a browser extension (which the majority does already anyway).
MonkaS used on Twitch
The clip below shows the MonkaS emote being used by Lilypichu’s chat on stream.
Origin of Pepe the frog Meme
Pepe The Frog is an anthropomorphic frog illustrated by artist Matt Furie that first appeared in a 2005 comic ‘Boy’s club’. Pepe became an internet meme after Matt Furie posted the cartoon on his Myspace blog, it quickly went viral and got reposted to 4chan in 2008. By 2015 it was one of the most popular internet memes and many variations of the frog started popping up online.
By 2010, Pepe the Frog had become a symbol within alt-right and white-supremacist movements. Since then, Matt Furie has sued many such extremist organizations for attempting to profit from his illustration.
Matt did welcome the use of Pepe the frog during the Hong Kong protests.
The use of Pepe the frog and monka emotes on Twitch is completely unrelated to alt-right movements.
Why can’t I see MonkaS on Twitch?
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Why is MonkaS called MonkaS?
MonkaS was first uploaded to Better Twitch TV by a user named MonkaSenpai, MonkaS is simply an abbreviated version of his name.
Why was MonkaS removed from Twitch?
MonkaS was never an emote on Twitch. You can only see MonkaS when you have the Better Twitch TV browser extension installed.
MonkaS was briefly removed from BTTV in the past but was later re-added. We have no idea why it was removed and aside from speculation, there is nothing conclusive we can find on the subject.