The specific instructions are: Add GIFs of Steve and Alex using the available emotes.
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 on a keyboard, , / or on a controller, or tapping button on the top of the screen opens the emote menu. The player can then click on an emote to perform the animation.
|December 19, 2013||Dinnerbone said that he'd love emotes and would "look into a hug animation when I can".|
|September 28, 2019||Character creator and showcased emotes were announced at MINECON Live 2019.|
|1.16.0||beta 22.214.171.124||Included the code of emotes, but could be accessed only by using external programs or add-ons.|
|beta 126.96.36.199||Emotes now can be accessed without using external programs.|
|Added "Wave" emote.|
|beta 188.8.131.52||"Change Emotes" button is now displayed correctly on some Android devices.|
|beta 184.108.40.206||Added "Over There!" and "Simple Clap" emotes.|
|release||Added "The Hammer", "Diamonds To You!" and "The Pickaxe" emotes.|
|Emotes can now be earned by completing certain achievements.|
|1.16.1||Added 11 premium emotes. This was before July 7th, which was when they were said to come.|
- It actually doesn't matter whether the player is submerged (partially or fully) in a liquid (water or lava), flying, falling, levitating, sneaking, or on dry land, just as long as the player isn't riding anything, the player would still perform the emote.
- In the crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the simple clap emote is used for Steve's clap animation when he loses a battle or if a player resigns from a battle, resulting in a "No Contest" screen.
- The "Celebrate" and "Follow Me" emotes were shown at MINECON Live 2019, but have not been made available.
- "Achievement rewards and emotes coming to Minecraft!" – Minecraft.net, June 25, 2020
- "MINECON Live 2019" – September 28, 2019 on YouTube