How to emote in GTA Online: Dance, clap, shadow box & more

Aakrit Sharma
Three GTA 5 characters

GTA Online lets you interact with a ton of like-minded players and emotes are a great way to express yourself without speaking anything. From dancing and clapping to shadow boxing and saluting, here’s every emote in GTA Online and how to select as well as perform them.

The GTA community is hyped for GTA 6‘s 2025 console launch, but until then, you can either relish the classic GTA 5 campaign or play GTA Online which still boasts hundreds of thousands of active players.

GTA Online grants plenty of ways to interact with others on the servers, including emotes. You can dance, smoke, clap, salute, and perform a wide range of other actions that can initiate a conversation or add charm to an ongoing one.

If you’re new to emoting, here’s how to select and perform emotes in GTA Online and a list of all emotes in the game.

How to select emotes in GTA Online

Follow these steps to select emotes in GTA Online that’ll be in your saved collection:

  1. Open the Interaction Menu in GTA Online by pressing M on PC, holding down the touchpad on PlayStation consoles, or holding the View Button on Xbox Series X/S.
  2. Go to Style > Action and choose the emotes you want as your quickplay action.

How to perform emotes in GTA Online

You can emote in GTA Online through the Interaction Menu. PC players can open it by pressing the ‘M’ key, PS4 and PS5 players by holding the touchpad, and Xbox users by holding the view button.

Here’s how you can access emotes through the interaction menu in GTA Online:

  1. Open the Interaction menu in GTA Online.
  2. Search for ‘Style‘ and select it by pressing Enter on PC and X/A on a console.
  3. Go to ‘Action‘ and choose the emote that suits you.
  4. Hold down the two thumbsticks on your controller to emote on a console. On PC, hold the Caps lock key. If you double-tap the thumbsticks or the caps lock key, the character does an extended version of the selected emote.
Franklin emoting in GTA 5
You can find emotes in the Interaction menu of GTA Online

All emotes in GTA Online

You can perform a total of 69 emotes in GTA Online. Here’s every emote in the game:

  • The Bird (middle finger)
  • Rock
  • Salute
  • Jerk (jerk off)
  • Dance
  • Smoke
  • Drink eCola
  • Drink Pisswasser
  • Eat snack
  • Crew Action (Bro Love, The Bird, Jerk, Up Yours)
  • Blow Kiss
  • Air Thrusting
  • Dock
  • Knuckle Crunch
  • Slow Clap
  • Facepalm
  • Thumbs Up
  • Jazz Hands
  • Nose Pick
  • Air Guitar
  • Wave
  • Surrender
  • Shush
  • Photography
  • DJ
  • Air Synth
  • No Way (finger wave)
  • Chicken Taunt
  • Chin Brush
  • Freakout
  • Thumbs in Ears
  • Finger Kiss
  • Peace
  • You Loco
  • Banging Tunes Left
  • Banging Tunes
  • Banging Tunes Right
  • Oh Snap
  • Cats Cradle
  • Raise The Roof
  • Find The Fish
  • Salsa Roll
  • Heart Pumping
  • Uncle Disco
  • Make It Rain 
  • Drink Champagne
  • Cry Baby
  • Cut Throat
  • Karate Chop
  • Shadow Boxing
  • The Woogie
  • Stinker
  • Air Drums
  • Call Me
  • Coin Roll and Toss
  • Bang Bang
  • Respect
  • Mind Blown
  • Crowd Invitation
  • Driver
  • Runner
  • Shooting
  • Suck It
  • Take Selfie
  • Drink Sprunk
  • Paired Actions
  • Backslap 
  • Fist Bump 
  • Manly Handshake
Franklin in GTA 5
Emotes were also added to GTA 5 single player mode.

Emotes were initially released for GTA Online but Rockstar Games soon added the feature to GTA V’s Snapmatic selfie mode. Since then, a ton of new emotes have arrived with content updates and fans have been appreciating them.

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].