A library of approved emotes / don't delete emotes when changing.
Lovingly lifted from the comments section of: https://www.reddit.com/r/Twitch/comments/7x9vrv/pleaseletuschangeemoteswithoutdeleting_the/
Two things -
Deleting of emotes when want to change them is a pain. It means subscribers lose one of the (few) benefits that are given to them at the affiliate level. It's just that the approval process takes so long, that not being able to use anything while waiting for approval stinks.
I think it would be great if we could have a library of previously approved emotes, so we can swap them out for holidays, etc. If you want to keep it to 3 active emotes for affiliates, that's all fine and good - even limit how often we can swap the emote (a cooldown, so to speak). It's nice to have holiday options, etc.
I think Twitch should have uploaded slots and emote slots, so people don't abuse of uploading emotes (example, +3 for affiliates and +10 for partners), and after the approval, you can switch the emotes freely without having to reupload (remember that emotes need manual approval for affiliates, and you can't even change an emote to another tier if you unlock another tier 1 slot, so double work for Twitch staff)
Georges Mathieu commented
It would be nice if they let us kept an old emote in place until the new emote is approved.
We can expand this idea a little more. Give affiliates and partners emote profiles. This way they can set up xmas, valentines day, etc. Months ahead of time and switch all emote at a click of a button and lock them into that profile for X days
Yes!! Also allow people to use the same "emote name" when uploading a similar emote.
Changing the emote name everytime is a huge pain for everyone. (Remembering, bots, commands, ect.)
Christa Diehl commented
I'd love this option. I have to edit my :wave: emote so that the hand is more visible in chat and having the old emote in place until the revised one is approved would be amazing. Then folks aren't missing out on one of their perks as a subscriber.
Agreed! It’s unfortunate if we want to swap for a seasonal emote and a sub loses their emote for a large portion of the month. :)