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

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

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

What Does The monkaMEGA Emote Mean?

The monkaMEGA emote is meant to convey nervousness, stress, or anxiety. It is typically used for intense situations in a stream. For example, if a streamer is about to lose in the game they are playing, their chat may begin to spam this emote in chat.

monkaMEGA Emote

The huge, bulging eyes in the emote are meant to represent what a person’s face looks like when they experience something intense or worrisome.

But like most emotes, the monkaMEGA emote is often used ironically and is not meant to convey that a person is truly stressed or worried about a certain situation.

monkaMEGA Emote Origin

The monkaMEGA emote is based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The monkaMEGA emote was originally uploaded to BTTV on January 30th, 2017 by Roguay and then later to FFZ on January 31st, 2017 by Roguay as well.

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 monkaEyes. MonkaMEGA is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

The monkaMEGA emote is currently used on over 30,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined; however, it is much more popular on FFZ than it is on BTTV even though they were uploaded at the same time.

It is currently the 51st most used emote on FFZ and although it is not one of the most popular monka themed emotes, it still gets a fair amount of usage across different streaming platforms.

How To Use The monkaMEGA Emote On Twitch

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

Make sure you type monkaMEGA 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.

Twitch 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 monkaMEGA Emote On Youtube

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

The monkaMEGA emote is best used in situations that are anxiety inducing. This could be because the game the streamer is playing is very intense or because something happened on stream that is unexpected, but intense.

Why Is The monkaMEGA Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

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

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

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

Although the monkaMEGA emote is not one of the most popular emotes, it is still a cool emote to have on a stream, especially if the stream is known for intense gameplay.

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