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

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

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

What Does The modCheck Emote Mean?

The modCheck emote can either mean “who asked” if someone says something a user doesn’t like or it can mean that someone is looking for a mod because the stream or the chat is getting out of control.

The modCheck emote can also convey that a person is feeling uncomfortable with something going on in chat and so they are looking for a mod to help mitigate what is going on in chat.

But like most Twitch emotes the meaning means something different to different users and this meaning can change over time.

It can also be meant as a joke and does not always mean that a person is looking for a mod to help out with a situation.

modCheck Emote

modCheck Origin?

The modCheck emote is an animated emote taken from a clip of the show SpongeBob SquarePants. The emote features a fish sitting at a table looking around. The emote was first uploaded to BTTV on September 15th, 2019 by VerbalSilence. It is not available on FFZ.

Although the emote was first uploaded in 2019, it did not begin to gain popularity until 2020 when it started to trend in xQc’s subreddit.

People in xQc’s subreddit began asking xQc to add the emote to his Twitch channel and he did. And given his reach as a streamer, other streamers and users began using the emote.

Through the years the modCheck emote has become very popular on Twitch. It is currently used on over 121,000 Twitch channels and is the 20th most used emote on BTTV.

If the modCheck emote is ever added to FFZ it would become even more popular. The only reason it is not there is because FFZ does not currently support animated emotes.

It’s a great emote for any streamer or chatter who is wondering, “Where are the mods at?”

How To Use The modCheck Emote On Twitch

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

Make sure you type modCheck 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 BTTV 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. This guide is helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

How To Use The modCheck Emote On Youtube

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

When To Use The modCheck Emote?

The modCheck emote is best used in situations where a user feels uncomfortable in chat and so they are looking for a mod, when chat is out of control and a user is looking for a mod to help restore order, or lastly if a user is annoyed by someone and wants to tell them, “Who asked?”.

Why Is The modCheck Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

Also, keep in mind that this emote is only available on BTTV and so if you have FFZ only, you will need to add the BTTV extension as well in order for the emote to work.

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

The word modCheck is pronounced mod-check. It is just the word “mod” pronounced normally followed by the word “check” pronounced normally. ModCheck.

What Does Mod 7 Mean?

Mod 7 is a phrase used in chat when a chatter wants to salute a mod for something they have done. The # 7 is meant to look like a salute sign and the salute can be a viewer thanking the mod, or sarcastically saluting the mod for being too strict in chat.

In fact, anytime you see the # 7 next to a word or an emote in chat it is meant to be a salute symbol. For example, the letter ‘O’ and the number ‘7’ together are meant to look like a person saluting. O7.

It can be used in a lot of different ways, but I just wanted to show you what it means in case you were lost for a long time like I was.

The modCheck emote is awesome. I use it on my Twitch channel and I think it is funny to use, especially when the stream is getting out of hand.

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