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What Does FeelsBadMan Mean? – Origin & How To Use It

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

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

What Does FeelsBadMan Mean On Twitch?

The FeelsBadMan emote is used to convey disappointment, discouragement, or sadness. For example, if a streamer keeps losing at the same spot in a game, their chat may begin to spam this emote to show that they feel bad for the streamer.

This emote may also be used to express sadness, but users who want to express sadness in chat will typically use other emotes such as the PepeHands emote or the FeelsSadMan emote to express their sadness.

FeelsBadMan Emote

FeelsBadMan Origin

The FeelsBadMan emote is based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The FeelsBadMan emote was originally uploaded to FFZ on June 21st, 2015 by Urboymag and then to BTTV on December 12th, 2015 by NightDev.

Although the FeelsBadMan emote is based on Pepe the Frog, the real idea for the emote itself came from the monkaS emote. The monkaSemote was originally used on 4chan in 2011, and has since grown into one of the most popular emotes/memes on the internet.

In fact, the monkaS emote has inspired other great emotes such as monkaWmonkaH, and monkaEyes. FeelsBadMan is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

The FeelsBadMan emote is closely related to the FeelsStrongMan, FeelsSadMan, and other emotes that begin in “Feels” and end in “Man”.

These emotes are often used to express emotion in a stream and the various emotes make it easier to express a variety of emotions.

The FeelsBadMan emote is currently used on close to 100,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined. It is currently the 16th most used emote on FFZ.

The FeelsBadMan Emote is much more popular on FFZ than it is on BTTV.

How To Use The FeelsBadMan Emote On Twitch?

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

Make sure you type FeelsBadMan 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 FeelsBadMan Emote On Youtube?

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

The FeelsBadMan emote is best used when the chat feels disappointed or discouraged. For example, if the streamer loses in a close match of Valorant, the chat may use this emote to show that they feel bad for the streamer.

Like was mentioned earlier, some users also use this emote during sad situations on stream, but using the FeelsBadMan emote in sad situations is less common and there are other, better emotes that can be used to express sadness.

Why Is The FeelsBadMan Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

Here are common reasons why the FeelsBadMan 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 FeelsBadMan emote enabled on their channel.
  4. The viewer is trying to use the emote on mobile.
  5. The person did not type “FeelsBadMan” correctly.
  6. Twitch or Youtube banned the emote.

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

If you feel like you have checked off everything listed above, and the FeelsBadMan 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 FeelsBadMan?

To pronounce FeelsBadMan you just say the words “feels”, “bad” and “man” normally, but separatley. Feels-Bad-Man.


Is The FeelsBadMan Emote Popular On Twitch?

The FeelsBadMan emote is decently popular on Twitch. It is not at the top when it comes to most popular emotes, but it is nowhere near the bottom either. Most people are familiar with the FeelsBadMan emote, even if they don’t use it.

Emotes such as FeelsBadMan and FeelsSadMan are so easy to understand and use that many streamers like to have them on their channel.

Since they are so easy to understand, anyone can come into a stream and use them without anyone wondering what that person is talking about.

The FeelsBadMan emote is a great emote to have and to use.

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