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This feature is exclusive to Bedrock Edition.

Emotes are a part of the character creator that allows players to perform animations.


The character creator includes emotes. Several emotes are available for free, purchase, and as achievement rewards. The player can "equip" up to 6 of their emotes at a time. When in a world, pressing B, or D-Pad left on Xbox One controllers, Left button/D-Pad left on Nintendo Switch controllers, D-Pad left on PlayStation 4 controllers, or tapping Emote button.png button on the top of the screen opens the emote menu. The player can then click on an emote to perform the animation.

Setting interface of Emotes.
Display in game.

Available animations[edit]

These animations are available as of Bedrock Edition 1.16.40:

Default - Unlocked automatically
  • "Over There!"
  • "Simple Clap"
  • "Wave"
Free - Unlocked without Minecoins
  • "The Woodpunch"
Unlockable - Unlocked via achievements
  • "The Hammer"
  • "Diamonds To You!"
  • "The Pickaxe"
  • "Faceplant"
Premium - Unlocked with Minecoins
  • "Over Here!"
  • "Break dance"
  • "Chatting"
  • "Sad Sigh"
  • "Golf Clap"
  • "Disappointed"
  • "Victory Cheer"
  • "Foot Stomp!"
  • "Hooray!"
  • "The Elytra"
  • "Giddy"
  • "Ghast Dance"

Planned animations[edit]

These animations were shown at MINECON Live 2019, but have not yet been made available:[1]

  • "Celebrate"
  • "Follow Me"


Emotes, as showcased at MINECON Live 2019.
December 19, 2013Dinnerbone said that he'd love emotes and would "look into a hug animation when I can".
September 28, 2019Character creator and showcased emotes were announced at MINECON Live 2019.
Bedrock Edition
1.16.0beta the code of emotes, but could be accessed only by using external programs or add-ons.
beta now can be accessed without using external programs.
Added "Wave" emote.
beta"Change Emotes" button is now displayed correctly on some Android devices.
beta "Over There!" and "Simple Clap" emotes.
releaseAdded "The Hammer", "Diamonds To You!" and "The Pickaxe" emotes.
Emotes can now be earned by completing certain achievements.
1.16.1Added 11 premium emotes. This was before July 7th, which was when they were said to come.[2]


  • It actually doesn't matter whether the player is submerged (partially or fully) in a liquid (water or lava), flying, falling, levitating, or on dry land, just as long as the player isn't riding anything, the player would still perform the emote.


  1. "MINECON Live 2019" – September 28, 2019 – via YouTube
  2. "Achievement rewards and emotes coming to Minecraft!" – Minecraft.net, June 25, 2020