The Booba emote is one that shows Pepe the Frog in a suit and bow tie, with his eyes bulging cartoonishly, presumably after seeing something off-screen. The term "Booba" and this custom emote came around in 2020 and it is usually used when something sexually attractive is on the screen. It is usually used in the chat of female Twitch streamers.
Twitch, like other social platforms, is constantly evolving. You can find yourself out of touch after a few months off the platform. I have had a Twitch account for a long time and I've been watching my favorite streamers for years, so I always know about the new popular emote trends. This includes when Booba came out of nowhere years ago.
If you're here to learn more about the Booba emote, then settle in. Let's get right into everything that you need to know.
The Booba emote is used in a Twitch chat when the streamer is dressed in a sexy way. Of course, this is used mostly for female streamers, particularly when their breasts are quite noticeable.
You'll find the Booba emote being used a lot in the chats of hot-tub streamers, for instance.
The origins of Booba are quite interesting. It technically starts from the Pepe the Frog character, created by Matt Furie back in 2005.
Of course, you've likely seen Pepe in all sorts of memes on the internet, and not just Twitch. There's really no rhyme or reason to the kinds of memes that Pepe the Frog ends up in, so his ending up as the face of the Booba emote isn't too shocking.
This image already existed in early 2020, when "shadopi", a user of FrankerFaceZ, added the meme to the platform. At this point, it was simply known as "Awooga!".
It was in 2020 that a user of 4chan made a post with only "Booba" and the Awooga! image attached, in reaction to a photo of Elizabeth Olsen. It's assumed that it was a misspelling of the word "boobs", which is how we ended up with the term "Booba".
It was from here that this meme found new popularity and started to go by a new name. However, if you hear someone refer to Awooga!, they are probably referring to the same emote - Booba.
So, when did Twitch add Booba as one of their emotes, and how can you use it?
Well, it isn't one of the official Twitch emotes. Booba is one of the many custom emotes which exist for Twitch, and if you want to use it, you're going to have to go through some extra steps.
Don't worry, the next section will show you how to add Booba during those sexy moments on stream.
If you want to use the Booba emote, you're going to have to use either of two third-party extensions: FrankerFaceZ or BTTV.
Let's get into how you can start using this popular emote (and other custom emotes) in chats.
BTTV stands for BetterTTV. It is available for all major browsers and is an easy-to-use browser extension that gives you new features, and most notably, access to custom emotes.
Here's what to do:
Now, you can search for the "Booba" emote and put Pepe the Frog's face in a streamer's chat! Just keep in mind that the streamer needs to have this extension as well.
Using FrankerFaceZ, or FFZ, is just as easy as BTTV. It gives you a lot of new emotes, including Booba, as well as features that let you change the design of the Twitch interface.
That's it. All you need to do is type in the "Booba" and you'll be able to see it in the chat.
Note that both you and the streamer will need to have the FrankerFaceZ extension installed for this to work.
The Booba emote came about after a 4chan paired the Awooga! Pepe meme with the word "Booba", in response to a picture of Elizabeth Olsen. It is typically used by the audience on a channel in response to something sexy happening on stream.
Most people using the Booba emote have no idea that it has anything to do with Elizabeth Olsen, as it has skyrocketed in popularity since it originated. Booba is not an official emote though, and you can only use it if you have BTTV of FrankerFaceZ installed.
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