What does MonkaW mean on Twitch?

Last Updated on 04/11/2021 by Dean

Are you seeing MonkaW being spammed on Twitch everywhere and don’t know what it means? We’ve all been there… This article will tell you everything you need to know about the MonkaW Twitch emote!

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.

What does MonkaW mean on Twitch?

MonkaW is used during high-tension moments in a Twitch stream, usually, a bit after the MonkaS emote was used prior.

The reason MonkaW is used prior to MonkaS is that MonkaW is an ‘evolved’ version of the MonkaS emote. In case you forgot what that one means, it is used (mostly spammed) in high-tension moments.

Whenever something nerve-wracking is happening on a Twitch stream, the chat will start spamming MonkaSes. If the tension continues to exist or becomes higher, the MonkaW emote will be used as a follow-up.

As for the design of this emote, the MonkaW is a zoomed in version of the MonkaS emote to imply we are now in greater distress than before.

Read also: MonkaS Twitch emote meaning

Origin of MonkaW on Twitch

MonkaW was uploaded to BettertwitchTV and Frankerfacez in 2017 by user VoparoS_ just 1 year after the MonkaS was uploaded to both emote libraries.

In case you didn’t know, Better Twitch TV and FrankerFacez are emote libraries for Twitch. They can be downloaded as a browser extension and let users use more emotes than are originally included in Twitch.

MonkaW is part of the W emote series on Twitch. W emotes are evolutions of a certain emote, in this case the MonkaS.

MonkaS was uploaded to BetterTwitchTV/FrankerFacez in 2016 but wasn’t really picked up until 2017 when Forsen’s chat made it popular. After that, with the popularity of MonkaS continuing to increase, it didn’t take long before the Twitch community realized they needed an evolved emote to signify EXTREME distress so the MonkaW was created.

Here’s a list of other popular Monka emotes on Twitch:

How to get MonkaW emote on Twitch

If you want to get MonkaW 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:

  1. Go to BetterTTV.com select your browser and download the browser extension, you can then see the emotes on supported Twitch channels.
  2. 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, where you can personalize your BTTV settings.

If you wish to add the MonkaW 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 MonkaW to your Twitch channel.

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

When to use MonkaW on Twitch

You should use the MonkaW emote in times of great distress, usually after you’ve already used the MonkaS emote prior.

Has something stressful occurred that caused the chat to spam MonkaSes? And the situation has just gotten even more stressful? It’s time for the MonkaW!

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 MonkaW on Twitch?

In order to see MonkaS appear on Twitch, you need to have the BTTV or frankerfacez browser extension installed.

Read further: Why can’t I see twitch emotes

Why was MonkaW removed from Twitch?

The MonkaW emote was never on Twitch in the first place! You can only see MonkaW when you have the Better Twitch TV or Frankerfacez browser extensions installed.

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