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What Does The YEP Emote Mean? – Origin And How To Use It

If you have been in a stream recently, be it Twitch or Youtube, you have probably seen people type the word “YEP” in chat or use the YEP emote. But what does YEP mean exactly?

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

What Does The YEP Emote Mean?

The YEP emote has no inherent meaning on Twitch, Youtube, or other live streaming platforms. Instead, the emote is most often used to troll or annoy streamers and viewers since it depicts Pepe the Frog with a slight, awkward smile.

YEP Emote

The vagueness of the emote is what gets under the skin of both streamers and viewers. Is the emote meant to be friendly? Is it meant to mean the streamer is awakward?

Nobody knows for certain and that ambiguity is what makes this emote such a great emote to troll others with.

YEP Emote Origin?

The YEP emote is an emote based on Pepe the Frog, a cartoon created by Matt Furie in 2005. The YEP emote was originally uploaded to FFZ on December 15th, 2019 by yaYEET_xD and then later to BTTV on April 15th, 2020 by iddqd.

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. The YEP emote is truly just another spinoff of monkaS.

The YEP emote is currently used on over 90,000 Twitch channels and is the 18th most popular emote on FFZ.

How To Use The YEP Emote In Twitch Chat?

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

Make sure you type YEP 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. 

Keep in mind that YEP is spelled YEPP if you are using the BTTV extension. I touch on that more below.

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 YEP Emote On Youtube?

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

The YEP emote is best used at random and without context. For example, if there is a long awkward pause during a stream then viewers may use this emote. It can also be used when viewers in chat want to troll a streamer.

Of course when I say troll I do not mean it in a bad way. It is meant more to mess around with a streamer and their viewers since the meaning of the emote is unknown.

Why Is The YEP Emote Not Appearing In Chat?

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

Another thing to note is that if you are using this emote on BTTV you would type YEPP (with 2 ‘P’s) in chat to use the emote whereas on FFZ you would type “YEP” (with only one ‘P’) to use this emote.

If the stream you are in has this emote active then they are most likely using FFZ, in which case you would type YEP with only one ‘P’. This is because the YEP emote is much more popular on FFZ than it is on BTTV.

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

YEP is prounced just like the slang word “yup”. Yup is a common English slang word for the word “yes”. The slang word yup, and the YEP emote, are pronounced exactly the same.

Is The YEP Emote Popular On Twitch?

The YEP emote is popular on Twitch. It is currently used on over 90,000 Twitch channels between BTTV and FFZ combined. At this time it is the 18th most popular emote on the FFZ extension and the 192nd most popular emote on BTTV.

Like I mentioned earlier, the YEP emote is much more popular on FFZ than it is on BTTV; however, even being ranked 192 on BTTV is still impressive when you consider that there are tens of thousands of emotes on BTTV.

The YEP is awkward and it’s ambiguous. Now that you know the story behind the emote, go use it in your favorite stream’s chat.

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