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Most Social Networks Will No Longer Be Available In LDS Meetinghouses

By Marianne Holman Prescott

LDS Church News

Beginning May 2018, access to many social media sites will no longer be available in meetinghouses after a change to the Church’s internet configuration in meetinghouses.

Meant to be a way to further the purposes of the Church, enhance worship experiences and support administrative functions, internet access in meetinghouses will be limited and not include non-Church-related internet use.

Sites such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Xfinity TV, Netflix and Hulu are among the list of sites no longer supported in Church buildings.

“Non-Church-related internet use in meetinghouses often creates difficulty for those who are trying to use it for Church purposes,” it says in the release to Church leaders. The notice went to stake and district presidents; bishops and branch presidents; stake and district clerks; and technology specialists.

In an effort to promote “the proper use of the meetinghouse internet,” the following additional non-Church related websites and apps will be blocked:

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

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


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