Friday Five: Facebook Goes 360 and Periscope Heads to the White House

Fall is already here and the days are starting to feel shorter. In addition to the change of seasons, check out what else happened this week in our pick for the top five tech stories. 

  1. In exciting news for anyone who follows video, Facebook announced that 360 videos will start rolling out on a News Feed near you. 
  2. Instagram continues to grow at a dizzying pace, hitting 400 million users this week. 
  3. The White House joined Periscope and used it to document Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.
  4. Gmail is making it much easier to block annoying email accounts from flooding your inbox. Two taps and gone.
  5. And, unlike Snapchat, Periscope is choosing to embrace screenshots as another way to share with your followers. 

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