SourPls is an emote of a guy dancing in a Toys R Us. The emote is usually used to display celebration or dancing from the viewer. You will likely see people share this when something good has happened on stream.

What Is The Meaning Of SourPls on Twitch?

The SourPls emote came from a gif of a guy dancing in a Toys R Us store. You will see it used in Twitch when people want to celebrate an event that has happened on stream.

How To Use The SourPls Emote On Twitch

SourPLS is one of the global BTTV emotes, which means that anyone using the Better Twitch TV browser extension can see it when SourPLS is typed in any streamer’s chat. If you want to use it, you can install the BTTV extension.

  1. Go to BTTV’s website and download the BTTV browser extension for whichever browser you use. Install and activate it, and you should be good to go! If the emote isn’t showing up, refresh your browser. It may take some time, but it’ll show up in no time.
  2. BTTV has additional features that you can take advantage of by going into the settings. Click on the gear under any chat box in a Twitch channel, and check out the settings there.

What Is The Origin Of The SourPls Emote?

The SourPls emote originated from a video posted on Youtube back on April 17th, 2007 by user SourNotHardcore. Later this video was turned into a popular gif.

The earliest mention of the emote was on January 28th, 2014 by Twitter user @Hiredhelp according to Knowyourmeme.com. The user was complaining that the Twitch chat was unreadable when the emote was being used.

In July of 2015 the popularity of the emote spiked as users thought the emote has been removed from Better Twitch TV. This wasn’t in fact the truth, BTTV had just changed their settings which required you to manually activate GIFs.

The emote has then be mentioned in a BTTV tutorial which continued it’s growth in popularity.

When Should I Use The SourPls Emote?

You should use the SourPls emote if you want to celebrate something the streamer you are watching has done.

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