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

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

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

What Does The FeelsDankMan Emote Mean?

The FeelsDankMan emote is meant to convey that someone or something is dumb or that they don’t know what they are talking about. The emote is most often used when a streamer makes a comment that makes no sense or does something dumb on stream.

FeelsDankMan Emote

With that being said the emote is typically not meant to be an insult. It is a funny/polite way of telling someone on a stream that they have no idea what they are talking about.

FeelsDankMan Emote Origin

The FeelsDankMan emote is based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The FeelsDankMan emote was originally uploaded to BTTV on August 24th, 2019 by ALazyMeme and then to FFZ on November 18th, 2020 by icdb.

Although the FeelsDankMan 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. FeelsDankMan is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

The FeelsDankMan emote is closely related to the FeelsBadMan, 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. However, dank is not really an emotion and so in that sense it is different from some of the other emotes.

Dank technically means “damp” or “musty”, but in recent years it has begun to be used as a slang term to refer to something that is cool.

On Twitch though the emote does not refer to something that is cool, but rather the emote is used to mock a person who does not know what they are talking about.

The FeelsDankMan emote is currently used on over 40,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined. It is currently the 43rd most used emote on FFZ.

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

How To Use The FeelsDankMan Emote On Twitch

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

Make sure you type FeelsDankMan 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 FeelsDankMan Emote On Youtube

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

The best time to use the FeelsDankMan emote is when a streamer, or someone in chat, is talking about something that they don’t know anything about. For example, if a streamer who knows nothing about sports, is giving sports advice, their chat may spam the FeelsDankMan emote in chat.

For instance, in this Twitch clip here, several streamers were discussing what different sports were even though they had no idea what the sports were actually about.

The clip would have been the perfect time to send the FeelsDankMan emote in chat.

Why Is The FeelsDankMan Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

To pronounce FeelsDankMan you just say the words “feels”, “dank” and “man” normally, but separatley. Feels-Dank-Man.

The FeelsDankMan emote is a funny emote to use when you want to mess with a streamer. However, it is not a very well-known emote and so you may have to explain the meaning to other users in chat so that way they can be in on the joke with you.

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