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.
Yoshi Bandragon commented
You want the ability to change emotes, become a partner. Stop whining and start working.
hey guys, I love the holidays and therefore want to redesign my emote to be holiday themed, but it isn't really worth it to me because:
it takes about a week to get the holiday emote approved
holiday emote lasts for about 2 weeks
then takes another week to get the original emote (that was already approved) to get approved again.
This leaves 2 weeks out of the month for subscribers to not have a emote to use. I understand that the holiday themed emote should be reviewed, but could we perhaps have a media gallery of some sort where the emotes that were approved can be automatically available without having to wait again?
So I often design chat emotes for people streaming on here, I want to be able to design holiday or temporary/seasonal versions of emotes that they can easily switch with a scheduled time or manually. The whole idea is that you can have several chat emotes, all that have been approved, but also be able to temporarily replace these icons with festive versions. This way they may normally have a cat emote but during Christmas the emote could be switched to one wearing a Santa hat. This could also come in handy if you play different games and want game specific emotes.