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

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen the word “monkaHmm” or have heard of the monkaHmm emote. But what does this word mean? And better yet, what does that emote mean? 

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

What Does monkaHmm Mean On Twitch?

The monkaHmm emote is used to convey deep thought or suspicion on Twitch. It is often used by viewers in a streamer’s chat when the streamer must make a decision or when the viewers are suspicious of something that has happened on stream. It is a variation of the monkaS emote.

monkaHmm Emote

Although the monkaHmm emote is a variation of the monkaS emote, the meaning is very different. The monkaS emote is used to convey uneasiness or nervousness within a stream.

monkaHmm Origin

MonkaHmm is an emote based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The monkaHmm emote was originally uploaded to BTTV on March 8th, 2018 by SarcasmDetected and then later to FFZ on March 22, 2018 by Klotzi.

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 monkaW, monkaH, and monkaEyes. MonkaHmm is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

How To Use The monkaHmm Emote In Twitch Chat

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

Make sure you type monkaHmm 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.

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 monkaHmm Emote On Youtube

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

The monkaHmm emote is meant to be used when a decision must be made on stream, when something suspicious or questionable happens on stream, or when a viewer or a streamer is in deep thought. For example, if a streamer asks their viewers a question, they may respond with a monkaHmm emote.

This emote may also be used sarcastically to troll a streamer. For example, if a streamer makes a terrible decision in a game that ends up costing them dearly, the chat may spam this emote as a way to question the streamer’s decision making.

As you can see from the emote itself, it is meant to convey a feeling of reflection or deep though; however, chat could be thinking deeply about why you did something on stream. It’s always possible.

Why Is The monkaHmm Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

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

Is The monkaHmm Emote Popular On Twitch?

The monkaHmm emote is one of the most popular emotes on Twitch. It ranks as the #44 most ranked emote on BTTV and is currently active on over 100,000 Twitch channels. Although it is not as popular as monkaS or monkaW, it is still very well known on Twitch.

Are monkaHmm And monkaH The Same?

The monkaHmm emote and the monkaH emote are not the same. Although both emotes are based on Pepe the Frog, their meanings are different. MonkaHmm is meant to convey deep thinking or reflection whereas monkaH is meant to convey that you surrender or give up.

Many users wrongfully assume that monkaH is just a shorter version of monkaHmm, but this is not true. They are two different emotes with two different meanings.

However, the idea for both of these emotes did come from the monkaS emote.

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