PepeHands Twitch Emote Meaning & Origin

Last Updated on 02/17/2023 by Dean

PepeHands meaning

pepehands twitch emote meaning and origin

PepeHands is an emote that is part of the Pepe the frog family on Twitch. PepeHands features a teary-eyed Pepe the frog with his hands out, hence the naming PepeHands.

PepeHands is used to indicate you’re sad about something or you’re pretending to be upset about something.

It can be used as an alternative to the WidePeepoSad or Sadge emotes.


(in Valorant) I shouldn’t have peeked that, PepeHands.

PepeHands Origin

PepeHands finds its origin back in 2005, when illustrator Matt Furie published the first Pepe the Frog comic to his MySpace. It has been floating around the internet ever since, becoming popular on 4chan in 2008 and becoming an internet-wide meme by 2015.

The first Pepe the Frog meme to find its way to Twitch was the popular MonkaS emote, which was uploaded in 2016 and grew immensely in 2017.

After MonkaS’s success within the Twitch community, may variants followed including PepeHands.

PepeHands was uploaded to BetterTTV browser extension on the 27th of October, 2017 by user P3NTAZ. Later, it was also uploaded to the FrankerFaceZ browser extension on January 21, 2018 by user Garych.

Today, PepeHands is one of the top emotes out there, having over 62,000,000 uses on FFZ and BetterTTV combined according to Stream Elements.

How to use the PepeHands emote on Twitch

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

  1. Go to select your browser and download the browser extension, you will then be able to see the PepeHands emote on supported Twitch channels.
how to see pepehands on Twitch

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

Afterward, your viewers will then be able to use the PepeHands 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).

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