An Emote is an action players can perform whilst in-game. There are currently 7 universal emotes and 53 purchasable emotes (Rthro and R15 only). Emotes were introduced on October 2, 2013. The player must type in /e [emote] into the chat for the character to do a universal emote, or use the emote menu or /e to do a purchasable emote. All emotes are silent. The emotes only make your character move. If a player is sitting down, such as in a car or a chair, the player will receive a prompt telling them they cannot use an emote right now.
A full list of emotes can be found here.
|/e dance||Did a random dance when using R6.|
It resembles a rave dance when using R15.
|/e dance1||Resembled Gangnam Style when using R6.|
Note: This command only works for R6. Use /e dance if using R15.
|/e dance2||The player moved from side to side when using R6.|
Player twists arms and looks side to side (resembling the "Arm Wave" dance move) when using R15.
|/e dance3||The player jumps on alternating legs with arms pointed in R6.|
Player sways side to side while moving arms in R15.
The player jumped and threw arms in the air in R6.
The player perks up turns, and waves arms in the air in R15.
|/e point||Player points. In R6 the player slightly slanted their torso backward, the same happens with R15 but they also move their arm backward.|
|/e wave||The player waved quickly in R6, slightly lifting their body.|
Player waves slow in R15.
Player laughs moving their head and torso backward, in R15 it is wilder and their head shakes slightly.
Click "Expand" to show a full list of purchasable emotes. The animations of each emote can be seen on the pages seen in these columns (if applicable).
An emote menu was added to the Roblox launcher on June 24, 2019, as well as a section for emotes to be purchased in the avatar shop. The first emotes to be added were Tilt, Stadium, and Salute, all of which can only be used with R15 avatars. The emotes can be accessed in-game by clicking the silhouette of a white Roblox avatar on the top of the menu or pressing "."(period).
Before the implementation of the emote menu, players could also use these emotes by typing the general '/e' (emote name)' prefix.
It was removed after an hour of being live due to complaints from developers, including "the icon didn't fit well with the rest" and "this update was too sudden and uncalled for". A few of the complaints were referencing the B key being overwritten without a warning. On July 1, 2019, an official follow up from Roblox was posted.
On August 5, 2019, the emote menu was re-enabled, with the "B" key-bind removed. It was disabled again 2 hours after.
On August 19, 2019, the emote menu was once again re-enabled. It was confirmed in a blog post that it will stay.