Where to find the LDS Church on Facebook, Pinterest and other social sites (21 items)
In a devotional address at Brigham Young University's Education Week on Aug. 19, Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles encouraged members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to use social media to share gospel messages.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints maintains several social media accounts for a variety of organizations within the church, which church members can look to for inspiration as they increase their own sharing efforts.
"Social Media platforms give (church members) a unique opportunity to flood the earth with positive thoughts, imagery and messages," according to lds.org.
While not all-inclusive, this list provides links to many of the LDS Church's social media accounts.
A complete list of official accounts can be found on lds.org.
1 of 21. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Facebook: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Facebook page has more than 1.1 million likes. This page provides information about the LDS Church in addition to inspirational videos and images that illustrate the beliefs of Latter-day Saints.
Google+: The LDS Church Google+ account has more than 10,000 followers and more than 6 million views. This page educates visitors about the beliefs of the LDS Church and provides users with content they can share with their Google circles.
Twitter: The LDS Church Twitter account has more than 145,000 followers. The page posts tweets multiple times a day about a variety of topics including family history, LDS General Conference and church announcements.
Instagram: The LDS Church Instagram account has more than 15,000 followers. The account posts photos related to families, temples and church leaders.
Pinterest: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Pinterest page has more than 10,000 followers. The account has boards with topics like “Love At Home,” “Making A Difference” and “Refrigerator Reminders,” among others. The account description reads “Strengthening Families. Seeking the Good. Following Jesus Christ.”
2 of 21. Mormon.org
Facebook: The Mormon.org Facebook page has more than 5 million likes. The page shares video messages and picture quotes encouraging families to live the standards of the gospel. Visitors are also directed to mormon.org, which educates people on what it means to be a Mormon.
Google+: The Mormon.org Google+ account has more than 46,000 followers and more than 7 million views. The page shares “I’m a Mormon” videos along with other inspirational messages.
Twitter: The Mormon.org Twitter account has more than 104,000 followers. The account tweets multiple times a day about families and religious beliefs.
YouTube: The Mormon.org YouTube channel has more than 58,000 subscribers. The channel shares “I’m A Mormon” videos along with topical religious videos.
Instagram: Mormon.org has more than 6,000 followers on Instagram. The account description states, “Learn what it means to be Mormon, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." The account posts uplifting quotes, usually inspired by messages from church leaders.
3 of 21. Mormon Newsroom
Facebook: The Mormon Newsroom Facebook page is dedicated to the official news of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It has more than 300,000 likes. The page shares news articles from Mormon Newsroom as well as articles from other organizations regarding the church.
Google+: The Google+ Mormon Newsroom account has more than 4,000 followers. The account shares news articles regarding The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Twitter: The Mormon Newsroom Twitter account has more than 122,000 followers. The account tweets daily about the latest church news. Mormon Newsroom joined Twitter in November 2007.
YouTube: The Mormon Newsroom YouTube channel has more than 27,000 subscribers. The channel shares news about the church in addition to informational videos about the history of the church and how it is organized.
Instagram: The Mormon Newsroom Instagram account has more than 17,000 followers. Some of the photos include temples, church news, conferences and missionaries.
4 of 21. Mormon Channel
Facebook: The Mormon Channel Facebook page shares videos and images related to gospel doctrine. It has approximately 587,000 likes.
Google+: The Google+ Mormon Channel account has approximately 4,500 followers. The account shares videos and pictures.
Twitter: The Mormon Channel Twitter account has more than 86,000 followers. The Mormon Channel joined Twitter in May 2009.
YouTube: The Mormon Channel YouTube channel has more than 278,000 subscribers. The Mormon Channel has YouTube channels in 12 languages, including Spanish, Russian, Mandarin and ASL.
Instagram: The Mormon Channel Instagram account has more than 23,000 followers. The account posts pictures in addition to quotes.
Pinterest: The Mormon Channel Pinterest page has more than 3,000 followers. The account has boards with topics like "Inspirational Quotes," "Motherhood" and "Jesus Christ," among others.
5 of 21. LDS Youth
Facebook: The LDS Youth Facebook page is dedicated to youths around the world. The account has more than 100,00 likes. Young men and women share their testimonies in videos and comments.