Social Media

Members of the general presidencies of the Relief Society, Young Women and Primary general presidencies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints now have official Instagram accounts to expand their global ministries. The photo- and video-based social media platform is used by millions of people around the world, including many young adults and youth.
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January 29, 2020 03:23 PM MST
The username of the official Twitter account of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now @Ch_JesusChrist. This change better emphasizes the name of Jesus Christ, the Church’s central object of worship. The adjustment also helps Twitter users mention the Church more clearly in tweets and personal profiles. Those who already follow the Church’s official account (previously @ChurchNewsroom) do not need to re-subscribe.
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October 07, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
We've enjoyed a marvelous general conference weekend with many uplifting messages and exciting adjustments. In order to carry the joy and memories of this weekend into our lives moving forward, here's a look at the best Twitter reactions from the October 2019 general conference.
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September 13, 2019 01:55 PM MDT
To help you live the timeless advice of President Hinckley, here are some hilarious tweets that will brighten your day. And remember, as Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin taught, "The next time you're tempted to groan, you might try to laugh instead. It will extend your life and make the lives of all those around you more enjoyable."
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August 28, 2019 08:50 AM MDT
While once we viewed the world only through our two round eyes, now we examine it through thousands of tiny squares, perfectly cropped and curated, through which we look, scroll, admire, and double-tap. I mean, if you did not put it on your Instagram story, did it really happen? If you don’t have a “K” attached to the number beside your name, are you really an influencer? In our society of travel bloggers and “momfluencers,” where anyone and everyone can be a star (as long as the algorithm says you are), are we truly being #authentic?
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July 08, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
Four years ago, Mattias Krekula made a life-altering mistake: he sent a friend request to the wrong person.
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May 15, 2019 01:11 PM MDT
In an October 2018 general conference address given to the women of the Church, President Russell M. Nelson issued the now well-known invitation of a 10-day social media fast.
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April 02, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
I remember riding in the back of a cramped truck through the dirty streets of Santiago, Chile, en route to my very first general conference as a full-time missionary. As we navigated the small, crowded roads on our way to the local Stake Center, one senior missionary clicked on the radio which began playing a Tabernacle Choir CD. Involuntarily and instantly, I was flooded with nostalgic images and emotions of general conference back home in Idaho. I couldn’t help but wonder what my family was doing right at that very moment as they and I prepared for the same marvelous event, at the same exact moment, but in entirely different hemispheres.
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March 06, 2019 10:00 PM MST
Mindy McKnight didn’t plan to have millions of followers on YouTube—she just wanted to give her daughters cute hairstyles. She began snapping photos of the creative hairdos and putting them in a book so her daughters could choose their look every morning. When ward members and friends asked Mindy to give them tutorials, she decided to start a blog with picture tutorials.
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February 15, 2019 05:18 PM MST
You have probably heard the news that the Church changed its guidelines regarding missionaries and communication with their families. Instead of waiting for Christmas and Mother's Day, missionaries can talk to their families once a week via text, online messaging, phone calls, and video chat in addition to writing letters and emailing family members.
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January 22, 2019 02:15 PM MST
All Brittany wanted was someone to fight for her and her five siblings.
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January 19, 2019 12:56 PM MST
The missionaries called her sassy. Today over 1,200 people know her as SassyDaySaint.
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By  LDS Living
November 23, 2018 03:14 PM MST
The First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles are now using Instagram to share the light of Jesus Christ with millions around the world.
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November 14, 2018 07:35 PM MST
Anyone who knows me may be shocked to learn that I have a secret addiction to social media, namely Facebook and Instagram. While I enjoy sharing posts from time to time, what I really love is seeing what my 1,500 closest friends all over the country are up to. I love scrolling through their greatest accomplishments, funniest moments, and pictures of their adorable kids and pets.
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November 07, 2018 09:00 PM MST
Thanks to the Deseret News for making us aware of this story.
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October 22, 2018 06:16 PM MDT
Social media. We all have our icons of choice. The red and white of Pinterest, the camera of Instagram, the blue bird of Twitter, the weird ghost of Snapchat—we all have our go-to app when we want to veg out for a while.
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October 17, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
Like many women around me, I decided to participate in the invitation President Nelson extended to the women of the Church to fast from social media for 10 days. He said, “I invite you to participate in a 10-day fast from social media and from any other media that bring negative and impure thoughts to your mind.” This was one of four invitations all under the overarching objective to “shape the future by helping to gather scattered Israel.” Here are three experiences I had during my 10-day fast that I hope you’ll find beneficial as you navigate your use of social media in the future.
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October 17, 2018 11:50 AM MDT
President Nelson recently challenged the sisters in the Church to fast from social media (or any media “that bring negative and impure thoughts”) for 10 days. He invited us to participate and then evaluate the changes we would see in our lives at the end of the fast.
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October 15, 2018 06:01 PM MDT
My initial reaction to hearing about the social media fast was reluctant. Social media is a large part of my job, and I knew it would be impractical and difficult to stay away from it for 10 days. I soon realized that the reason I felt this was the negative commentary also appearing on my social media feeds. I hadn’t even had a chance to listen to the talk myself, yet I was allowing others to determine its effect on me. So I decided to participate — if not for the sake of obedience, then for my own sanity and mental health.
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October 12, 2018 09:26 AM MDT
I have a distinct memory of sitting in a junior high school math class, tearing a piece of paper from my binder, and scribbling a note for my friend who sat a few desks in front of me to see if he had plans for the weekend. I folded the note as small as I could, waited for a time when the teacher wasn’t looking, then passed it forward. Over the course of 45 minutes of stealth, the two of us resolved to meet at the bike racks after school and decide what to do next. Today, I can press a button on my watch, speak a message, and have it sent to someone halfway across the world in a matter of seconds. Technology has absolutely transformed the way we communicate and interact with each other.
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October 08, 2018 07:00 PM MDT
Latter-day Saints from all over the world tuned in to general conference last weekend and were spiritually fed by the words of our prophet and Church leaders.
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October 08, 2018 05:00 PM MDT
This article was originally posted after President Russell M. Nelson issued a challenge to the youth to fast from social media for seven days. In light of the new challenge, given by President Nelson in the general women’s session of conference last weekend, we thought this article would be a great reminder of the benefits and blessings of social media fasts.
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October 08, 2018 03:05 PM MDT
"As I sit here in the Salt Lake City airport, I’ve been pondering about the last couple days I was able to spend in Utah with all my family," Latter-day Saint Bryce Harper posted on Sunday, and for good reason.
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October 03, 2018 12:00 PM MDT
After a general conference weekend like the one we experienced last April, there are too many emotions and too many words to summarize what we all witnessed. Solemn assemblies. Priesthood quorum changes. New apostles. Home and visiting teaching gone. And then that mic drop of seven new temples announced, including in Russia and India. As Elder Holland quipped, "President Nelson, I don't know how many rushes we can handle this weekend. Some of us have weak hearts. But, as I think about it, you can take care of that too."
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September 17, 2018 04:43 PM MDT
Over 49,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to the Seattle Mariners' Safeco Field on Saturday. It wasn’t “Mormon Night” for the Mariners and the Church members didn’t come to watch baseball at all. It was the largest “non-sporting event in the history of Safeco Field,” and the second largest event the venue has ever hosted, according to the Deseret News.
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August 14, 2018 07:22 PM MDT
It seems impossible. How could an ancient record that was written before modern-day technology teach us about social media? Surprisingly, the Book of Mormon is full of lessons we can apply to social media and how to use it for good.
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August 03, 2018 04:41 PM MDT
It's a well-known fact that there are many great ideas on Pinterest that are cute, helpful, or just plain clever. It's also well-known that Mormons love Pinterest. It enables us to find new recipes to try for family or church events; it helps us to find inspiration; we can use to share the message of the Gospel; and Pinterest provides dozens of thrifty ways to make our homes look pleasant without spending a lot of money. It's also a well-known fact that some of these Pinterest ideas end up looking nothing like their internet counterparts.
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By  LDS Living
August 02, 2018 04:16 PM MDT
If you haven't already seen, Utah Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell's name is all over Twitter today, though he probably wasn't expecting all the attention.
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August 01, 2018 02:30 PM MDT
What originated as a quick and simple way to stay in touch with family and friends over time turned into a distraction from responsibility and a way to escape the daily challenges of a stay-at-home mom of three young children. There would always be another reason to scroll, like, and post; and though I was usually passive on social media, I felt the pull of the “flaxen cord” and seemed unable to unplug on my own. Good intentions evolved into a bad habit of wasting time (2 Nephi 26:22).
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July 26, 2018 01:21 PM MDT
Social media—it's a great place to share our faith, our beliefs, and our . . . unique culture. Here are just a few clever examples of those who are not afraid to share a little about what it means to be Mormon online.
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By  LDS Living
June 06, 2018 07:09 PM MDT
Are your friends off of social media this week? Did your FHE about the Holy Ghost not go quite as planned? You're not alone.
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By  LDS Living
June 04, 2018 04:16 PM MDT
Whether or not you were tuned into President Nelson's worldwide devotional last night, you probably have already heard the news: the youth are taking a seven-day social media fast.
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May 14, 2018 04:14 PM MDT
In 2014 during a keynote address at Education Week at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Elder David A. Bednar invited Church members around the world to use social media to #sharegoodness. He said:
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May 11, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
“Finding our purpose is never a one-time event; it’s literally the work of our lives. It’s what we were created to do over and over and over again,” CEO of Deseret Network International Amy Antonelli told the Deseret News during an interview in her office in Salt Lake City.
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By  LDS Living
May 09, 2018 05:25 PM MDT
LDS author Seth Adam Smith was surprised when he discovered one of his most-read articles had been turned into a video shared by Star Trek star and social media tycoon George Takei.
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By  LDS Living
May 01, 2018 05:34 PM MDT
Thanks to the LDS Church Newsfor making us aware of this story.
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By  LDS Living
April 24, 2018 08:16 PM MDT
Last night's Utah Jazz playoff game was brutal. Even though the Jazz came out on top, there were definitely some tense moments when the Oklahoma City Thunder rallied. And then, of course, there were the fouls, as Mitt Romney so clearly pointed out.
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By  LDS Living
December 29, 2017 09:24 AM MST
Our general Church leaders have active Facebook accounts, and as we've reviewed the year, we've pulled out a few favorite posts from each of them that have inspired, elevated, and motivated us to come closer to our Savior and sustain His servants on the earth today. Was there a post we missed that you loved? Share it with us at comments@ldsliving.com.
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November 23, 2017 01:16 PM MST
“The less time you spend on social media, the more healthy you will be—physically, mentally, and socially,” said Robert R. Wright, director of the Health Psychology Emphasis in the BYU–Idaho Psychology Department.
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November 17, 2017 04:57 PM MST
It was a typical day in my couples counseling practice. I listened to a heartbroken spouse tearfully share her pain regarding what her husband had done. She had just discovered he had been cheating on her for the past six months with one of his old high school girlfriends. “How did this happen?” I asked the husband. He began to cry as well. He didn’t understand how it happened. He mentioned making jokes with the woman on a social media site one day when he saw her post something humorous. From there he described a tale of secrecy that moved to full-blown sexual indiscretions. His wife found out because he left his phone on with one of her messages loaded.
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By  LDS Living
November 15, 2017 01:51 PM MST
In 2013 Buzzfeed ran an article on "25 Things Mormon Girls Love." Number one on the list? Pinterest.
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October 31, 2017 02:56 PM MDT
Editor's note: The tweet below contains mild profanity.
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October 17, 2017 08:53 AM MDT
Need that perfect quote for a church lesson? The perfect recipe? Ideas for a new modest wardrobe? Social media may have you drowning (or not) in options to choose from. So where do you go when you feel overwhelmed (or underwhelmed) with social media posts that fit your lifestyle?
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By  LDS Living
October 01, 2017 10:00 PM MDT
Another conference has come and gone, but we wanted to take a moment to relive this epic weekend and remember the insights, the excitement, and the surprises this conference held. Here are the best social media reactions of conference from the weekend.
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By  LDS Living
September 21, 2017 01:27 PM MDT
As of September 21, BYU is now offering caffeine on campus, and the news is blowing up among Mormons on social media, eliciting quite a few hilarious responses:
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September 18, 2017 03:02 PM MDT
Despite many people, including Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum, University of Utah long snapper Alex Whittingham, coming forward and bravely discussing their own struggles with depression and/or anxiety, stigmas about mental illness are all too alive today.
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By  LDS Living
July 31, 2017 05:06 PM MDT
The Siebert family loves to sing together. They enjoy sharing their testimonies of the gospel through acapella hymn videos, which they create as a Sunday family activity and post on social media using the hashtag #hymnselfie.
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By  LDS Living
July 11, 2017 07:23 PM MDT
A question posed on Twitter to Mormons and former Mormons is making its rounds in both communities and receiving powerful responses.
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June 30, 2017 04:06 PM MDT
Music plays an important role in the lives of LDS opera singer Debbie Siebert and her husband, Jim Siebert, who works as the chief meteorologist for Fox 26 News in Houston. They love to sing together with their four children—Ashley, Emmie, Grant, and Dallin— and enjoy sharing their testimonies of the gospel through acapella hymn videos, which they create as a Sunday family activity and post on social media using the hashtag #hymnselfie.
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By  LDS Living
June 24, 2017 02:11 PM MDT
Mormon life brings with it a series of peculiar and often humorous situations. Here are just a few captured in tweets:
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June 20, 2017 02:49 PM MDT
LDS YouTuber and social-media celebrity Shaun McBride, better known by his online name Shonduras, has made a large impact in the internet community. Recently he launched an eSports gaming brand called "Spacestation Gaming," which will start competing in the Smite eSport professional leagues with a top tier North American team and aims to expand eventually into other games and opportunities.
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2017 02:06 PM MDT
Mormons have a unique culture, so naturally, we also experience unique problems. Here are a few of our favorite tweets, highlighting some hilarious and distinctly Mormon situations.
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June 08, 2017 04:00 PM MDT
The Siebert family loves to sing together. Jim and Debbie, and their four children—Ashley, Emmie, Grant, and Dallin—enjoy sharing their testimonies of the gospel through videos of acapella hymns, which they post on social media using the hashtag #hymnselfie.
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By  LDS Living
May 17, 2017 02:45 PM MDT
If you've ever been to Disneyland and seen a large group of people all wearing the same BYU shirts standing in line together, you know if the BYU shirt didn't give them away, the large family size does. They're probably Mormon.
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By  LDS Living
May 12, 2017 02:14 PM MDT
In honor of Mother's Day, Time Out for Women (TOFW) ran a #TheMomInHer contest. Here were some touching posts gathered from beloved LDS authors and performers, from Elaine Dalton to Nathan Pacheco.
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May 08, 2017 12:21 PM MDT
“May each of you have the courage to blog, pin, like, share, post, friend, tweet, snap, and swipe up in a way that will glorify, honor, and respect the will of our loving Heavenly Father and bring a knowledge of the Savior to your family, loved ones, and friends,” Elder Stevenson said.
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By  LDS Living
May 02, 2017 08:36 PM MDT
A new feature on familysearch.org allows users to share their Instagram and Facebook photos directly to FamilySearch.
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By  LDS Living
March 17, 2017 02:34 PM MDT
As a famous LDS blogger, YouTuber, and public speaker, Al Fox Carraway has inspired many people with her powerful messages. But unfortunately, she has also seen the horrible online backlash and comments about everything from the way her eyebrows look to how everything she believes in is fake.
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