What does KEKW mean in twitch? ( Meaning + Details )

What does KEKW mean in twitch? ( Meaning + Details )

What is KEKW? Meaning

KEKW is an emote on twitch that is used to show laughter and immense pleasure as a reaction to something funny that has happened on the screen. It is used by twitch viewers to react to something funny that has happened in the stream.

The KEKW emote has the face of a Spanish man who is laughing his heart out. The emote originates from a Spanish video from 2007. In the video, a man named Juan Joya Borja (actor, comedian ) starts laughing during an interview in a TV show. The man’s laughter is very contagious and it started to grow among members and also gained popularity on twitch in 2020 due to some popular streamers like xQc.

The word KEK simply means LOL and is used mostly by gamers and game enthusiasts. The ‘W’ in KEKW is simply a suffix for twitch emotes to convey exaggerated emotions.

How do I get KEKW to emote on twitch?

To see gif emotes on your twitch chat you need to install the BTTV extension and add it to your browser. You can do it by searching ‘BTTV download’ on your web browser.


You can do it by using this link :


How do I enable KEKW on twitch ?

After adding BTTV as your browser extension you have to :

  1.  Open a twitch stream
  2.  Go to its ‘chats settings’
  3.  Click on ‘BetterTTV settings’
  4.  A menu will pop up. Enable ‘BetterTTV Emotes’ ,enable ‘Emote Menu’, enable ‘BetterTTV gif emotes’ and also enable ‘FrankerFaceZEmotes’

Now, to add BTTV emotes to your chat you may go to manage.betterttv.net and connect your twitch account to BTTV.

You can now add the KEKW emote to your twitch account.

How to use the KEKW emote after installing BTTV?

After you have installed BTTV, you can go to the chat window of any live stream and at the bottom, you will see a smiley button. Click on that and now you can use all your BTTV emotes including KEKW.

When to use KEKW?

You can use KEKW when something very funny or hilarious has happened in the stream and you wish to express your happy mood to the streamer and their chat. So next time when something comical happens in a stream feel free to use the KEKW emote in chat.