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

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

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

What Does PogO Mean On Twitch?

The word PogO and the PogO emote on Twitch convey a sense of indifference or disinterest for something that is happening on stream. Although this is what most people interpret the emote to mean, there is still much disagreement and debate as to what the emote actually means.

PogO Emote

Some Twitch users have even said that the PogO emote is another way to say, “Cool story bro” or “Whatever” on Twitch.

PogO Origin?

The PogO emote features the face of Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez and is a derivative of the PogChamp emote. Like the PogChamp emote, it came from bloopers of an interview Ryan did in 2010. The emote was uploaded to BTTV on April 19th, 2020 by MaxDerApfel. The PogO emote is not available on FFZ.

Although both the PogO emote and the PogChamp emote come from bloopers of an interview that Ryan did in 2010, the PogO emote was created several years after the PogChamp emote.

After bloopers from the interview were uploaded to Ryan’s Youtube channel, “Cross Counter TV”, on Novemeber 26, 2010, viewers began to go crazy over Ryan’s hilarious reaction to the cameraman knocking over their own camera.

From this short video, Twitch decided to create an emote with Ryan’s reaction on it and add it to their list of Global Twitch Emotes. The emote they created was the famous PogChamp emote.

From there, the PogChamp emote became one of the most popular emotes on Twitch.

Over time, and because Twitch users loved the PogChamp emote so much, similar emotes were created using clips from the same interview such as weirdChamp, PogU, and PogO.

Several spinoffs of PogChamp have been created and become very popular emotes; however, because of comments made by Ryan (more on that below), emotes featuring Ryan’s face were removed from Twitch Global Emotes and from FFZ.

Now, the only place to find and use emotes featuring Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, such as PogO, are on BTTV.

How To Use The PogO Emote In Twitch Chat?

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

Make sure you type PogO 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 PogO Emote On Youtube?

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

The PogO emote is best used in situations where a viewer is uninterested in something that is happening on stream. For example, if a streamer is playing Fortnite, and then switches to a boring game that the chat does not like, the viewers may begin to spam this emote in chat.

Why Is The PogO Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

The word PogO is pronounced “pog-o”. First you say the word “pog” where the ‘o’ makes a short ‘o’ sound like in the word “cog”, then you say the letter ‘o’ normally after that. PogO.

Is The PogO Emote Popular On Twitch?

The PogO emote is not a very popular emote on Twitch. It is currently the 170th most used emote on BTTV and other Pog based emotes such as Pog and Poggers are much more popular on Twitch.

Difference Between PogO And PogU Emotes?

The PogO emote is used to convey indifference or apathy whereas the PogU emote is used to convey excitement when something awesome happens on stream. Although the idea for both of these emotes comes from the PogChamp emote, their meanings and appearances are different.

PogU Emote
PogO Emote

If you look at the PogO emote you will notice that Ryan’s mouth is closed and he looks more serious. In the PogU emote Ryan’s mouth is wide open and he looks hyped about something.

Is The PogO Emote Banned On Twitch?

The PogO emote is not banned on Twitch; however, it is only available through the BTTV Google extension. Following comments made by Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez regarding the storming of the capital on January 6th, 2021, both Twitch and FFZ removed emotes that featured Ryan on them.

The emotes removed included popular emotes such as PogU and PogChamp; however, the Pog emote is still available on both BTTV and FFZ.

With that being said, many Twitch streamers have stopped using emotes with Ryan Gutierrez on their streams. The only popular emote depicting Ryan that is still common on Twitch is the Pog emote.

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