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Jerk action

The 'jerk' action.

Actions are a feature first introduced in the original release of Grand Theft Auto Online for the Online Player, and extended to Grand Theft Auto V in Snapmatic selfie mode for the three Protagonists in the enhanced version.


Hand and arm actions can be done before and after races, deathmatches, Last Team Standings and VS Missions. They are also featured in Free Mode, where they can be performed at any time whilst on foot with a subset of actions that can also be performed while in a car (it's impossible to do so on a in a boat or airplane and only the finger can be done on a bike).
Character Actions GTAV Online Interaction Menu

All actions can be changed in the Interaction Menu or the options section of the Pause Menu

Actions are performed by pressing L3 and R3 simultaneously. Holding the press or a double-press will invoke extended animation sequences of the action.

Pointing animations have been added in the Heists Update to allow players to give basic directions if they do not have microphones. This can be done by double pressing R3, but only with the online character.

Actions List

Original release

  • 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)
  • None

Valentine's Day Massacre Special

  • Blow Kiss

The Business Update

  • Air Thrusting
  • Dock
  • Knuckle Crunch
  • Slow Clap

The High Life Update

  • Facepalm
  • Thumbs Up
  • Jazz Hands
  • Nose Pick

I'm Not a Hipster Update

  • Air Guitar
  • Wave
  • Surrender
  • Shush
  • Photography
  • DJ
  • Air Synth

GTA Online: Lowriders

  • No Way (finger wave)
  • Chicken Taunt
  • Chin Brush

Halloween Surprise

  • Freakout
  • Thumbs in Ears

Lowriders: Custom Classics

  • Finger Kiss
  • Peace
  • You Loco

Actions with an asterisk "*" are unavailable in vehicles, while actions with two "**" are only available in them.

GTA V Enhanced Version

This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

In the Xbox One PlayStation 4, and PC versions of the game there are five different walking styles that can be set by the online player. 

  • Normal
  • Femme
  • Gangster
  • Posh
  • Tough Guy

Michael De Santa, Trevor Philips and Franklin Clinton can now perform one of two actions while taking a selfie using their snapmatic phone camera.

Actions list


  • Chest Bump
  • West Coast


  • Stretch Neck
  • Finger Point


  • Throat Slit
  • Proud Finger


Several of the actions have negative and positive gameplay effects:

  • Smoking will decrease the player's health.
  • Eating snacks will increase the player's health and can be useful during battles.
  • Drinking alcohol will make the character intoxicated, and continued consumption will eventually kill the player.


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