How to share a Book of Mormon from your phone

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One talk in general conference on Saturday focused on sharing physical copies of the Book of Mormon.

Elder Ronald A. Rasband briefly noted that the Book of Mormon also can be shared by mobile app, but in his footnotes he went all digital.

“You can share it from your mobile phone,” he wrote, according to the text of his talk provided to journalists covering today’s morning session. “One way is by opening the Gospel Library app, going to the Scriptures collection, and then tapping ‘Share Now’ at the top.”

After the evening session, I walked from the Conference Center back to the Deseret News offices and tried it out with my (super!) friendly newsletter editor, Ginny Romney.

Sure enough, at the top of the Gospel Library app is a handy box with a clear “Share Now” button. Lickety split, I pressed it and then Airdropped it to Ginny. She accepted it and her phone offered her the Book of Mormon app, complete with the entire book of scripture, the new videos the church is producing and more.

There’s another way to do it, too, Elder Rasband said.

“…From within the Book of Mormon app, you can tap the ‘Share’ icon, which displays a digital code that a friend can easily scan using his or her phone.”

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Behind the scenes

President Russell M. Nelson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is seated as he speaks during the Saturday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Leaders are seated prior to the Saturday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Oct. 1, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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Elder Ronald A. Rasband, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, hugs his grandchildren prior to the Saturday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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President Russell M. Nelson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, kisses his wife, Sister Wendy Nelson, after the Saturday morning session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

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A woman looks out the window during Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

The cover of the new, revised, renamed edition of

The cover of the new, revised, renamed edition of “For the Strength of Youth: A Guide for Making Choices,” announced and released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the first session of the 192nd Semiannual Conference of on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

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