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What Does The 4Head Emote Mean? – Origin & How To Use It

If you have been in a Twitch stream you have probably seen or heard people say “4Head”. But what does this mean? 

In this article I go over the meaning of “4Head”, the origin, and how you can use this emote on Twitch and Youtube as a viewer and as a streamer. 

What Does 4Head Mean On Twitch?

The 4Head emote on Twitch is typically used to convey joy or laughter; however, in recent years the 4Head emote has also begun to mean that something is foolish. For example, when a streamer says the word “4Head” aloud it is usually referring to something foolish that happened on stream.

4Head Emote

4Head Origin

The 4Head emote is based on a picture of Twitch streamer Cadburry. The emote was created in 2014, but did not not become a Twitch Global Emote until 2015. Although Cadburry no longer streams, the 4Head emote remains one of the most popular emotes on Twitch.

In fact, the 4Head emote is so popular that it has inspired other emotes such as 5Head, 3Head, and 4Weird which also feature the face of Cadburry.

The 4Head emote is currently the 43rd most popular Global Twitch Emote and has been used over 315 million times on the platform.

How To Use The 4Head Emote On Twitch?

To use the 4Head emote on Twitch, follow these steps:

  1. Go into the Twitch chat of a stream.
  2. Type “4Head” in the streamer’s Twitch chat (without the quotation marks) and send the message.
  3. The 4Head emote will now appear in the streamer’s chat.

Make sure you type 4Head exactly as it appears with the correct spelling and capitalization. If you don’t, it won’t work.

Also, the 4Head emote is a Twitch Global Emote and so a streamer does not have to have BTTV, FFZ, or be a Twitch Affiliate in order for this emote 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 Global Emotes

How To Use The 4Head Emote On Youtube?

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

The 4Head emote is best used in response to a joke, or when the streamer has done something foolish on stream. For example, if a streamer rushes a full team solo and loses, the chat may spam the 4Head emote as a way to say that that was not a smart move.

Why Is The 4Head Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

The reasons listed above are the most common reasons why the 4Head emote won’t work in chat. 

Also, I want to point out that not having the BTTV extension to use this emote would only apply for those who are streaming, or watching streams on Youtube.

If you are on Twitch then the 4Head emote is a global emote that anyone can use without having to enable it or add any special extensions.

And as far as mobile viewing is concerned, you CAN use this emote on Twitch mobile, just not on Youtube Gaming mobile since you would need the BTTV extension in order for this emote to work and BTTV is not currently compatible with mobile.

Once you have checked off everything listed above, and the 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 4Head?

The word 4Head is pronounced “4-head”. First, you say the word “four” normally. Next, you say the word “head” normally. It is just like the word forehead. 4Head.

Who Is The Person In The 4Head Emote?

The person in the 4Head emote is a Twitch streamer who goes by the name of Cadburry. Cadburry used to stream League of Legends however, he has not streamed on Twitch in over 8 years.

What’s The Difference Between The 4Head Emote And The 4Weird Emote?

The main difference between the 4Head and the 4Weird emote is that the 4Head emote shows Cadburry smiling whereas the 4Weird emote shows Cadburry with a more serious face. Also, the 4Head emote conveys joy or foolishness wherein the 4Weird emote is used in response to people being weird.

4Weird Emote

Like was mentioned above, there are several variations to the 4Head emote and each has its own look and meaning.

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