When scrolling through Facebook's News Feed, users probably feel awkward about "liking" a post that features something sad or shocking. Some users go ahead and like the post anyway to show they agree or are sending their sympathies to their friends, but others avoid engaging in that specific post.

Facebook understands this, and has been working for more than a year to develop alternatives to the popular "like" button. And now the new options have finally arrived.

The social media network announced on Wednesday the launch of "Reactions," an extension of the like button that features other emojis to better express how a post in the News Feed makes users feel.

Instead of quickly liking a post, Facebook users can now hover over the like button on their desktop or hold down the button on mobile to bring up the reaction images (just make sure to update the Facebook app). There are six different animated Reactions that include: Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad and Angry.