IG, Twitter no longer accessible at LDS chapels

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(SAMOA) — Access to social media sites such as Instagram and Twitter will no longer be available inside meetinghouses of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

According to lds.org, the official Website of the LDS Church, a list of 19 social media and entertainment sites, and apps, appear on the list sent to Church leaders May 1, 2018.

“Non-Church-related internet use in meetinghouses often creates difficulty for those who are trying to use it for Church purposes,” it says in a My Callings email notice.

The notice was sent to stake and district presidents; bishops and branch presidents; stake and district clerks; and technology specialists.

The change is meant to further the purposes of the Church, promote proper use of meetinghouse internet, enhance worship experiences, and support administrative functions.

Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Tumblr
MySpace
Flixster
Xfinity TV
Spotify
Pandora
Rhapsody
Netflix
Amazon Video
Hulu
Soundcloud
Zynga
Kahoot
Clash of Clans
Big Fish Games
Gamespot

LDS meetinghouses around the world provide free Wi-Fi.

All buildings and residences with Church-provided firewall running the “Meetinghouse” configuration will be included in this filter, effectively immediately.

(Source: "Most Social Networks No Longer Available in LDS Meetinghouses" by Marianne Holman Prescott, Church News Writer lds.org)