An Emote is an action players can perform whilst in-game. There are currently 7 universal emotes and 38 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.
A full list of emotes can be found here.
|/e dance||Does a random dance when using R6.|
Resembles a rave dance when using R15.
|/e dance1||Resembles Gangnam Style when using R6.|
Note: This command only works for R6. Use /e dance if using R15.
|/e dance2||Player moves from side to side when using R6.|
Player twists arms and looks side to side when using R15.
|/e dance3||Player jumps on alternating legs with arms pointed in R6.|
Player sways side to side while moving arms in R15.
|/e cheer||Player jumps and cheers|
|/e point||Player points|
|/e wave||Player waves quickly in R6.|
Player waves slow in R15.
|/e laugh||Player laughs|
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 on the catalog. 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 B.
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.