An Emote is an action players can perform whilst in-game. There are currently 7 universal emotes and 54 purchasable emotes (Rthro and R15 only). Emotes were introduced on October 2, 2013.[1] 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.


Default Emotes


Command Description Preview
/e dance Does a random dance when using R6.
Resembles a rave dance when using R15.

R15 preview

/e dance1 Resembles Gangnam Style when using R6.
Note: This command only works for R6. Use /e dance if using R15.

R6 preview

/e dance2 Player moves from side to side when using R6.
Player twists arms and looks side to side when using R15.

R6 preview


R15 preview

/e dance3 Player jumps on alternating legs with arms pointed in R6.
Player sways side to side while moving arms in R15.

R6 preview


R15 preview

/e cheer Player jumps and cheers

R6 preview


R15 preview

/e point Player points

R6 preview


R15 preview

/e wave Player waves quickly in R6.
Player waves slow in R15.

R6 preview


R15 preview

/e laugh Player laughs

R6 preview


R15 preview

Purchasable emotes

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).

Emote Menu

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The emote menu on the avatar page.


This message will pop up if you try to use emotes during inappropriate times.


The emote menu in-game

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".[2] 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.[3]

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.


  1. CodeWriter (October 2, 2013). "New Movements Set the Stage for Keyframe Animation System".
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