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LDS Church updates mobile apps with name changes

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is renaming their mobile apps to align with the church's recent decision to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as the church continues a push to be known by the religion's full name and not shorthand nicknames. (Photo: Larry D. Curtis / KUTV)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is renaming their mobile apps to align with the church's recent decision to get rid of "Mormon" and "LDS" as the church continues a push to be known by the religion's full name and not shorthand nicknames.

The Thursday announcement comes after the Utah-based faith in 2018 began moving away from the widely recognized terms Mormon Church and LDS Church after Russell M. Nelson said the Lord communicated to him the importance of the full name and that removing the name from titles is "a major victory for Satan."

"LDS Tools" will be renamed "Member Tools" and "Mormon Messages" will now be "Inspirational Messages" along with several other app changes.

Other services and applications will simply remove "LDS" from the name.

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