According to ChurchofJesusChrist.org, the Gospel Library app now has improved notification options that enable users to view new content releases, prayer and study reminders, live event information, and daily inspiring messages.
“These notification updates were designed to help members develop daily gospel study habits and receive spiritual nourishment throughout their day,” said Elder Randall K. Bennett, a General Authority Seventy who advises on the app’s development. “Our prophet has promised those who make time for the Lord and study His gospel daily will receive an increase of His Spirit.”
3 types of notifications
Gospel Library app users can receive notifications in three categories that can be toggled on or off:
- Daily Inspiration
1. Daily Inspiration
President Russell M. Nelson said, “Daily immersion in the word of God is crucial for spiritual survival, especially in these days of increasing upheaval” (“Hear Him,” April 2020 general conference). Daily Inspiration notifications can make gospel study more convenient and accessible.
When “Verse of the Day” or “Quote of the Day” notifications are toggled on, a daily notification will appear on your device at a time you choose. Tapping on the notification will take you directly to the scripture or quote within the Gospel Library app.
The “Reminders” section allows app users to personalize their gospel study patterns. App users can turn on a “Daily Prayer and Study” reminder, which can help create a habit of personal immersion in the word of God. These reminders can be set to a time that works best with the user’s personal schedule.
The second option in “Reminders” allows the user to create a customized study plan. The app will walk users through options where they can choose which content to study, set a study schedule and set a recurring reminder. Study plans are highly adaptable to each user’s needs.
The “Live Events” option is toggled on by default. This will alert the app user of live events from the Church, such as general conference and devotionals with Church leaders.
The “Updates” section gives Gospel Library app users timely information and inspiration from the Church. The “Featured Messages” notifications highlight key messages from prophets and other inspirational content. These regular notifications are sent about once a week. The features also appear as banners at the top of the home screen. Swipe left on those banners to see all featured messages.
Tapping the “New Content” section allows users to select or deselect receiving notifications about when a new magazine issue is available online as well as other new content.
The “What’s New” notification will alert users when new updates or improvements are available in the Gospel Library app.
After initially installing or updating the Gospel Library app, a banner will appear on the home screen asking users if they want to receive daily inspiration. Tapping on the “Options” button within that notification will open “Settings” and allow them to choose which notifications to toggle on.
There are several ways to access notifications settings at any time. First, tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the Gospel Library app home screen. This opens a drop-down menu where users can select “Settings.”
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