Continuing with its emphasis on use of its full name, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that they would be renaming many of its mobile apps.
The change would be made to make sure the apps “align with recent direction from Church leaders regarding the naming of Church products,” the church announced.
The app LDS Tools, which provides a directory, calendar and missionary referral tool for members will now be known as Member Tools.
The website and app previously known as LDS Media Library, which is the church’s public video, images and music files, will be known as Gospel Media.
Mormon Messages app will now be known as Inspirational Messages. The app features videos that have inspirational stories about church members and church teachings.
LDS Music is now called Sacred Music. The app offers sheet music, text-only versions of hymns and songs, audio recordings of the church’s music and the ability to create and share playlists.
The app LDS Sing-Along will now be known as Sing-Along Hymns.
The Gospel Library app will retain its name.
The church says that other services and mobile apps like LDS Seminary and Institute will remove the LDS portion of the name.
The church’s president, Russell M. Nelson, announced in August that the church was going to begin emphasis on use of the church’s full name as opposed to nicknames like “LDS” or “Mormon.” At the time of that announcement, Nelson said greater emphasis should now be placed on the name the Lord revealed for “His Church.”
In March, the church announced changes for church-owned websites and communication channels.