Guide to Emotes

About this Guide


This guide will take you through uploading and personalizing your Emotes:
  1. Specifications
  2. Emote Settings
  3. Uploading Your Emotes
  4. Emote Customization
  5. Removing Your Emotes
To follow along with this guide, you will need to be in your Emote page: https://glimesh.tv/users/settings/upload_emotes


Description: Image of the upload emotes page. To the left of this page is a box outlining the emote specifications (listed below) with an option to choose file below this. To the right of this page is the emotes settings where you can set your emote prefix.

!! IMPORTANT !!
All emotes must abide by our terms of service and rules of conduct and are reviewed manually by the Glimesh Community Team before approval is made.

Part 1: Specifications

Glimesh allows for both static and animated emotes to be uploaded, however, there are some specifications which must be adhered too in order to successfully upload any emotes.

Emotes are still under testing and while this is the case you are limited to 10 emotes in any combination of static or animated.

1. Static Emotes
  • Must be in PNG format
  • Have a maximum file size of 256kb
  • Minimum dimensions of 128px x 128px
  • Maximum dimensions of 256px x 256px
2. Animated Emotes
  • Must be in GIF format
  • Have a maximum file size of 1MB
  • Minimum dimensions of 128px x 128px
  • Maximum dimensions of 256px x 256px
Make sure your emote names have no spaces in them and no special characters for a successful upload.

If you have followed all of the above and found your emotes to not be uploading please reach out via email to support@glimesh.tv

Part 2: Emote Settings


Description: Image of the emote settings box with an emote prefix filled into the textbox, below this is a blue button labeled save.

Before you upload any of your emotes you will need to set a prefix that will be at the beginning of all your emote names. This is unique to you and allows your emotes to be identified as belonging to your channel.

Your emote prefix MUST be 5 characters in length.


Description: Image of the emote settings box with an emote prefix filled into the textbox (outlined in red), below this is a blue button labeled save.

On the right side of your emotes page is a box titled Emote Settings, within this box is a space to type in your emote prefix.

Choose your prefix and then click the blue save button at the bottom of this box.


Description: Image of the emote settings box with an emote prefix filled into the textbox, with an error message below indicating the prefix is already taken. Below this is a blue button labeled save.

If your prefix is already taken the system will tell you by flagging up an error underneath the emote prefix box and you will need to then choose a different prefix.


Description: Image of the emote settings box with an emote prefix filled into the textbox, with an error message below indicating the prefix must be 5 characters in length. Below this is a blue button labeled save.

If you attempt to make a prefix that is less than 5 characters you will receive an error message informing you it must be 5 characters long.

Part 3: Uploading Your Emotes

After setting your prefix and making sure your emotes meet the specifications listed above, it is now time to upload them.


Description: Image of the upload emotes page. To the left of this page is a box outlining the emote specifications (listed below) with an option to choose file below this. To the right of this page is the emotes settings where you can set your emote prefix.

The emote uploader is located to the left side of the emote page. In this box the specifications are listed, followed by a box at the bottom which says choose files, clicking this will open file explorer on your computer.


Description: Image of the file explorer on Glimdrops PC showing a Glimdrop emote selected.


Description: Image showing the uploaded emote preview page, with the emote, emote name (including prefix) and a blue button labeled upload.

Once you have selected the image from your computer you will now be presented with an image of your chosen emote and the proposed name (including your prefix).


Description: Image showing the uploaded emote preview page, with the emote, emote name (including prefix) (outlined in red), and a blue button labeled upload.

To change your emote name type into the text box next to where the emote prefix finishes.


Description: Image showing the uploaded emote preview page, with the emote, emote name (including prefix), and a blue button labeled upload (outlined in red).

Once you are happy with your emote name click the blue button labeled upload at the bottom of this box.


Description: Image showing the Channel Emotes page. A green bar shows the emotes were successfully submitted for review. At the bottom of this page is a section titled submitted emotes which shows the Glimdrop emote pending review.

Once your emote has been uploaded you will now be presented with a new screen that shows your submitted emotes at the bottom of the page and will indicate with a teal tag at the very bottom that they are pending review.


Description: Image showing the Channel Emotes page. In the section titled static emotes we now see the Glimdrop emote approved with three options below it which are (from top to bottom) Require Channel Subscription, Allow Platform Use, and Hide Emote.

Once your emote has been approved by a member of the Glimesh Community Team you will be presented with a number of options to customize your emote.


Description: Image showing the rejected message for a rejected emote.

If your emote is rejected you will see a red tag which is labeled Rejected underneath it. While there will be no specific reason for this emotes will only be rejected if they breach our Terms of Service or Rules of Conduct. Should you require further information please reach out to support@glimesh.tv

Part 4: Emote Customization


Description: Image showing the section titled static emotes we now see the Glimdrop emote approved with three options below it which are (from top to bottom) Require Channel Subscription, Allow Platform Use, and Hide Emote.

We offer a variety of ways for users to customize the use of their emote on the platform. These options will display below each emote image in your emote page and can be toggled on and off as often as you like.


Description: Image showing the section titled static emotes we now see the Glimdrop emote approved with three options below it which are (from top to bottom) Require Channel Subscription (outlined in red), Allow Platform Use, and Hide Emote.


The first option is the capacity to lock an emote to subscriber only. In doing this only users who are subscribed to your channel will be able to see and use your emote.


Description: Image showing the section titled static emotes we now see the Glimdrop emote approved with three options below it which are (from top to bottom) Require Channel Subscription, Allow Platform Use (outlined in red), and Hide Emote.


Below this is the option to allow your emote to be used anywhere on the platform. This option is restricted to 1 emote per user to prevent the emote picker from getting out of hand – so use this wisely.

There is a possibility that you may not see the option for allowing your emote to be used on the platform. In this instance we may still approve your emote but deem it unsuitable to be available to every channel for everyone.


Description: Image showing an approved Glimdrop emote with a message indicating that this emote is only approved for a channel, and not global, use. 

If your emote is not allowed for global use you will see a message under your emote explaining this is the case, you can reach out to support@glimesh.tv if you would like more information as to why this option was restricted.


Description: Image showing the section titled static emotes we now see the Glimdrop emote approved with three options below it which are (from top to bottom) Require Channel Subscription, Allow Platform Use, and Hide Emote (outlined in red).


The final option is to hide your emote, if you have seasonal or game-specific emotes you may wish to use this and hide your emote from being seen on the platform.

!! QUICK TIP !!
You can set your global emote to also be a subscriber only emote, in this instance only those who are subscribed to you would be able to see and use that emote across the platform.

Part 5: Removing your Emotes

You can also delete your emotes at any time from your emotes page.


Description: Image showing the static emotes section with a red cross in the right corner of the emote outlined in red.

To the right of each emote is a red ‘x’, to delete you emote click this button, this will open a pop-up box.


Description: Image showing the pop-up confirmation box which reads "Are you sure you wish to delete this emote? It is nonreversible." with options for OK and Cancel in the bottom right. 

The pop-up box will ask if you are sure you wish to delete your emote, if you would like to continue, click the OK button in the bottom right.


Description: Image showing the channel emotes page with a green banner which indicates an emote was successfully deleted.

Successfully deleted emotes will see a green bar show towards the top of the page to indicate the emote has been successfully deleted.

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