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What Does 5Head Mean On Twitch? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen or heard people say “5Head”. But what does this mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “5Head”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does 5Head Mean On Twitch?

The 5Head emote, as well as the phrase 5 head, are meant to convey wittiness or intelligence. It is most commonly used when a streamer makes a smart play in the game they are playing and the chat reacts to the smart play. However, it can also be used to mock the intelligence of another person on stream.

Regardless of if the 5Head emote is typed in stream, or if the phrase 5 head is said aloud, the meaning is the same.

5Head Emote

5Head Origin

The 5Head emote is derived from the Twitch Global Emote, 4Head, which features Twitch streamer Cadburry. The 5Head emote was uploaded to FFZ on March 14th, 2018 by SublimedTV and then to BTTV on August 23rd, 2019 by onmarked.

4Head Emote

If you look at both the 5Head emote and the 4Head emote you will notice that they are they same emote with the main difference being that in the 5Head emote Cadburry’s forehead is enlarged to make his head look huge.

Hence the name, 5Head.

The 4Head emote, which inspired the 5Head emote, was created in 2014, but it did not really begin to get popular until 2015.

Since it was made into a Twitch Global Emote, the 4Head emote has inspired the creation of other great emotes such as 5Head and 3Head which also feature the face of Twitch streamer Cadburry.

Although Cadburry no longer streams on Twitch, the emotes he helped inspire are still quite popular.

The 5Head emote is currently used on over 300,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined. It is currently the 48th most popular emote on FFZ with over 21 million uses.

How To Use The 5Head Emote On Twitch?

  1. Add the FFZ or the BTTV Google extensions to your Twitch account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the 5Head emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “5Head” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The 5Head emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

Make sure you type 5Head exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work. Also, a streamer must have the emote enabled on either BTTV or FFZ in order for it to work. 

Another cool thing is that if you are on PC, you can just click the little emoji button and select which emote you want to send in Twitch chat.

Twitch Emote Button

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Twitch account and adding FFZ to your Twitch account. These guides are helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The 5Head Emote On Youtube?

  1. Add the BTTV Google extension to your Youtube account.
  2. Make sure the streamer has the 5Head emote enabled on their channel.
  3. Type “5Head” in the streamer’s chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  4. The 5Head emote will now appear in the stream’s chat. 

If you need more help I wrote an entire article about adding BTTV emotes to your Youtube account. This guide will help regardless if you are a streamer or a viewer. 

Unfortunately, FFZ and Youtube Gaming are not currently compatible and so you will only be able to use this emote on Youtube with the BTTV extension. 

When To Use The 5Head Emote?

The 5Head emote is best used after the streamer makes a smart play and outwits their opponent in the game they are playing. For example, if a streamer sneaks around the map to capture the flag of the other team and secure the win, the chat may react with a 5Head emote.

Why Is The 5Head Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the 5Head emote may not be appearing in chat:

  1. The viewer trying to use the emote does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  2. The streamer does not have the BTTV or FFZ extension.
  3. The streamer does not have the 5Head emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “5Head” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the 5Head emote won’t work in chat. 

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the 5Head emote still won’t work for you, then check out my article here where I go into more detail as to why your emotes may not be working and how to fix it. 

How To Pronounce 5Head?

The word 5Head is pronounced “5-head”. First, you say the word “five” normally. Next, you say the word “head” normally. 5Head.

Who Is The Person In The 5Head Emote?

The person in the 5Head emote is a Twitch streamer who goes by the name of Cadburry. Cadburry used to stream League of Legends however, he has not streamed on Twitch in over 8 years.

What’s The Difference Between The 4Head And 5Head Emote?

The main difference between the 4Head emote and the 5Head emote is that the 4Head emote is used to convey enjoyment whereas the 5Head emote is used to convey wittiness or intelligence. The emotes also look different as the head in the 5Head emote is much bigger than the one in the 4Head emote.

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