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Most social networks will no longer be available in LDS meetinghouses beginning in May

Access to many social media sites will no longer be available in meetinghouses after a change to the Church's internet configuration in meetinghouses beginning in May.

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 to exclude certain non-Church-related internet sites.

Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Xfinity TV, Netflix and Hulu are among the 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,” says a 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.