The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces name changes in communication platforms

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is changing platform and communication names to emphasize their name.

Church officials made the announcement in a letter released Tuesday morning stating it is time to  “take upon you the name of Christ.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the name church saints believe came by revelation from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself.

“Jesus Christ directed us to call the Church by His name because it is His Church, filled with His power,” Church President Russell M. Nelson said.

The Church is making changes to many of its communication channels to reflect the faithful name and better convey their commitment to follow Jesus Christ.

The Church’s official website will become This change is effective on March 5, 2019. In the coming months, Church officials say the domain name will replace and (

There is a new Facebook group called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Inspiration and News.” Church officials say the group is designed to be a place of community and connection for Latter-day Saints.

The Church’s Twitter account display name will continue to be called “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints” with the username of @ChurchNewsroom and will be the primary source on social media for news from the Church.

For more on the changes, click here. 

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