What Does KEKW Mean On Twitch?

What does KEKW mean? KEKW is used to represent laughter on Twitch. The Spanish laughing guy is used to represent KEKW on Twitch. You will regularly see chat on Twitch being spammed with KEKW or the emote when something funny is happening on stream. KEK is the Korean equivalent of LOL.

How Can I Use The KEKW Emote On Twitch?

To use the KEKW emote on Twitch you will need to install the FrankerfaceZ chrome extension which gives you access to a whole range of third party emotes such as KEKW, LULW and more.

To install FrankerfaceZ follow the instructions below.

  1. Go to FrankerfaceZ and install the extension for your specific browser.
  2. When logged into Twitch you will now see FrankerfaceZ emotes available in chat

When you select emotes in chat you will now see a FrankerfaceZ dropdown where you can search and use emotes that the streamer has selected for their channel. Just search for LuLW to see if the channel uses that emote then you will be able to post it in chat.

What Is The Origin Of The KEKW Emote

Since 2019 KEKW has been one of the most popular emotes on twitch and is slowly but surely replacing LUL and LULW. Chances are if you’ve ever visited a twitch stream you have seen it being used in chat.

KEKW originally comes from a Spanish viral video of a man laughing combined with slang from world of Warcraft. You can see the original Spanish video down below.

The original KEKW video of Spanish Man Laughing

The original video features Juan Joya Borja who is a Spanish comedian. You can see what is being said in the video by reading the subtitles. The video originally went viral due to the way the Spanish man laughs. This was then turned into the emote on Twitch.

The emote was popularised in 2019 by streamers such as XQC and AdmiralBullDog. It’s usage spiked in 2020 and is slowly taking over LUL and LULW.

When Should I Use KEKW on Twitch?

You should use the KEKW emote on Twitch when something funny happens on stream and you want to express laughter.

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