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What Does monkaEyes Mean? – Origin & How To Use it?

If you have been in a Twitch stream you may have seen people type, or heard people say “monkaEyes”. But what does this word and emote mean? 

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

What Does The monkaEyes Emote Mean?

The monkaEyes emote has multiple meanings, but it is mostly used to react to a tense moment that is happening on the stream. Besides being used as a reaction to an intense moment, it can also be used to show a streamer that you are lurking in their stream.

monkaEyes Emote

However, like many emotes, the true meaning of the emote is ambiguous and may change from viewer to viewer and from stream to stream.

monkaEyes Emote Origin

The monkaEyes emote is based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The monkaEyes emote was originally uploaded to FFZ on July 24th, 2018 by libertyass. The monkaEyes emote is not currently available on BTTV.

Although the emote is based on Pepe the Frog, the real idea for the emote itself came from the monkaS emote. The monkaS emote 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 monkaMEGA. MonkaEyes is truly just another spinoff of monkaS with the main difference being that the emote is very zoomed in so that you can only see the eyes of Pepe the Frog in the monkaEyes emote.

The monkaEyes emote is currently used on over 45,000 Twitch channels on FFZ alone. It is currently the 34th most used emote on FFZ.

Although BTTV does not have the actual monkaEyes emote available for their users, they do have emotes that people can use which are similar.

However, none of these emotes are nearly as popular as the FFZ version of the monkaEyes emote.

How To Use The monkaEyes Emote On Twitch

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

Make sure you type monkaEyes 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 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 FFZ emotes to your Twitch account. This guide is helpful for both streamers and viewers. 

Is The monkaEyes Emote Available On Youtube?

The monkaEyes emote is not available on Youtube. Since the monkaEyes emote is only available on FFZ, and given the fact that FFZ is not compatible with Youtube, you can’t use this emote on Youtube. However, you can use variations of this emote that are available on BTTV.

If you stream or watch streams on Youtube, and would like to know how to use a BTTV variation of this emote on a Youtube stream, then check out my article here where I show you how to add BTTV emotes to a Youtube channel.

When To Use The monkaEyes Emote?

The monkaEyes emote is best used during intense moments on a stream. For example, if a streamer is on the last boss of game they have been trying to beat for a long time, then the chat may begin to spam this emote.

And like I mentioned earlier, this emote may also be used by a viewer who wants to show a streamer that they are lurking in their channel.

If you want to know what lurking on Twitch means then check out my article here.

Why Is The monkaEyes Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

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

The correct way to pronounce monkaEyes is “monka-eyes.” Monk, like the word monk, then the ‘a’ makes an ‘uh’ sound as in the word asleep, and lastly the word ‘Eyes’ is pronounced normally. Monk-a-Eyes.

The monkaEyes emote is a cool emote to have on a stream. However, it is a bit of a bummer that the emote is not available on BTTV. Maybe this will change one day.

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