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Introducing Events, the Newest Feature in the Bible App

If you’ve ever used the “Live” tab in the Bible App, then you’ll love the all-new feature we’re introducing today that replaces it. It’s called Events. Here’s what Events will do for you:

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Don’t miss a thing.

The Discover tab helps you find services happening at your church, as well as other special events taking place nearby.

 

Follow-Along

Keep up with the action.

As you attend an Event, you’ll be able to follow along with its main points, Bible references, and more… all from inside the Bible App!

 

Notes

Capture the moment.

When God’s Word begins speaking to you through a message, take notes in your own copy of that Event, saved and synced to your free YouVersion account.

 

Share

Get the Word out.

Share the what, where, and when about an Event to invite your friends to it. Share portions of an Event you’re attending—key points, Bible verses, artwork, and more—to your social networks. Even export the entire contents of an Event, with or without your notes, to apps like Evernote or to your email.

 

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Take church with you.

Save an Event to your YouVersion account (including your notes) so you can study it more deeply later and still have the context. Revisit all your favorite Events whenever you want on your Saved Events tab.

 

Plans

Get it all.

Discover Bible Reading Plans and Devotionals that can help you go further with the messages that resonate with you. Start a new Plan, or save it for later… all from inside an Event.

 


What if my church isn’t using Events?

YouVersion Events is an all-new service, so it’s likely that the leadership at your church hasn’t heard about it yet. Just as with YouVersion Live, Events is a completely free service that we’re happy to provide to churches. If you’d like your church to use Events, click below to let your church leadership know about it.

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How do I get Events?

Events is a free feature in the Bible App. Events is all-new, so you need to make sure that you have the Bible App on your Apple or Android device updated to the latest version.

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Tell your friends about Events!

We hope that you’re connecting with the Bible every day, and that you’re involved in a local church. If you’re actively engaged in biblical community, then you already know how much those relationships can help transform your life. Help other people discover those same connections. Join us in spreading the Word:

 

 


Events: Frequently Asked Questions

What is Events?

Events is a completely free feature inside the YouVersion Bible App that helps you easily connect with church events that you’re attending. Events can also help you discover other church and special events happening nearby. If your church isn’t using Events yet, you can direct your church leadership to bible.com/features/events, where they can sign up for a free YouVersion account to begin creating their own Events. Our free administrative tools for Events make it easy for your church to share key message points, Bible references, artwork, external links, important church news, and more.

 

I don’t see Events in my Bible App. Where is it?

iOS: Events is under the More view (…) on your toolbar, after Videos. Android: Events is in the main menu, under Videos (tap the menu icon at the top left corner). If you don’t see Events, but you see a “Live” tab, then you are running an older version of the Bible App. Please update your Bible App to the latest version by visiting http://bible.com/app.

 

Do I have to update my Bible App to get Events?

Yes. Because Events is an all-new feature, you must update the Bible App to get it. (We recommend that you configure your device to receive automatic updates.)

 

Do I have to have a YouVersion account to use Events?

You can search for and view Events without a YouVersion account. But, if you would like to take notes or save an Event, you must have a YouVersion account. Signing up is simple, and YouVersion accounts are completely free. A YouVersion account gives you access to all of the most powerful features of the Bible App — Bible Plans, Verse Images, Highlights, Notes, and more — synced across all your devices. Visit bible.com/sign-up to get your free account now.

 

Does it cost anything to use Events?

No. The Bible App has always been free, and it always will be. Although Events is an all-new service, it’s an integral part of the Bible App.

 

How can I find an Event?

The Bible App needs access to location services on your device to find Events near you. If you’re looking for a specific Event and you know what it’s called, you can search using part of its title.

 

Do I have to attend an Event to see it in the app?

No. If you know an Event’s title or its location, you can search for it that way. But, the purpose of our Events feature is to help you engage more with Events that you attend.

 

Can I see Events that have already ended?

Yes, if you have saved the Event, or if you have a direct link to it. However, once an event has ended, it will no longer appear in Events search.

Listen to your Bible.

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Let the Bible App read to you.

51 times every second, people from all over the world click “Play” on another audio chapter of the Bible inside the Bible App. Just imagine: listening to God’s Word while you exercise, while you get ready for work, during your commute — or whenever you want.* You might even enjoy listening as you read along. It’s easy… Continue Reading…

The Best Apps for Your New Devices

For Your Family of Devices…

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If your family received new tablets or mobile devices for Christmas, be sure you install the apps that can help you get the most out of them: the Bible App and Bible App for Kids! Looking for a great conversation-starter about your faith? Consider asking friends and family if they’d like you to install one (or both) apps for them! Continue Reading…

The Bible App for Kids Now Speaks Farsi AND Turkish!

We want as many kids as possible to have the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. And today, YouVersion and OneHope are thrilled to get to announce the next two languages for the Bible App for Kids: Farsi AND Turkish! Kids already had the option to experience the Bible App for Kids in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, Spanish, or Indonesian. And as of today, now they can enjoy it in Turkish and Farsi, too! Continue Reading…

The Bible App… for all your new devices.

Essential Apps for New Devices

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We always want you to have God’s Word with you, so we hope you have the Bible App on any Android, Apple, and Amazon devices you already have. And we hope that you’ll come to think of Bible.com the way we do: as the Bible App for your computers and laptops.

If you have a new device—or a new device on the way for the holidays—chances are good we have a Bible App for it, too. We’ve recently released (or updated) the Bible App in all kinds of places, like Apple TV, Amazon Echo, BlackBerry 10, and Apple Watch, to name just a few. Check bible.com/app or search for “Bible” in your device’s app store to see what we have for you.

Go to Bible.com/app
 


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And don’t forget to get the Bible App for Kids onto all your kids’ new devices—so they can start enjoying it as soon as they get it unwrapped!

Visit BibleAppforKids.com

Bible App for Android Has Two Brand-New Widgets

Bible App Widgets can help you keep God’s Word front-and-center in your day, giving you a quick, “at-a-glance” peek into your favorite features — right on your device’s Home screen! The latest update to the Bible App for Android includes two all-new Widgets: one for Verse of the Day and one for Reading Plans.

Verse of the Day Widget

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The Verse of the Day Widget displays as much of today’s Verse of the Day as will fit in the size you selected. One tap on any of the three available sizes can take you to the Verse of the Day inside the Bible App. In the two larger sizes, you can adjust the Widget’s settings, share today’s Verse of the Day with your friends, and even make a Verse Image — all starting directly from your Home screen! When you add the Verse of the Day Widget,* select a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and specify the Bible version you’d like displayed in your Widget.

Reading Plans Widget

Each of the three available sizes of the Reading Plans Widget displays the Plan artwork of any of your currently subscribed Plans, along with quick links to today’s Devotional Content and Bible passages — again, all from your Home screen. When you add the Reading Plans Widget,* you’ll specify a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and select which Plan(s) you want to display.


*Note: The way you add Widgets to your device varies by manufacturer. Try entering “Widgets” into your device’s Search tools, or look online for tips on how to add Widgets to your specific device.


Tip: We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

About the Bible App for Android

The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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Switch Languages from Inside the Bible App for Kids!

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In a brand-new feature, now you can select any of the Bible App for Kids’ many languages…from directly inside the app! If this is your first time installing the Bible App for Kids, you’ll have this feature the first time you open the app. Or, if you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply update it to the most current version, then look under Settings for “Language.” The app lists all of our available languages, both in that language and in your currently selected default language. Just tap the one you want:

 

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When you open a story in a different language, the app will need to download that story again. Each time you open a story, if you’ve downloaded that story before, Bible App for Kids will simply replace the one on your device with that same story in your newly selected language. But don’t worry: it’s easy! And, more importantly, your kids won’t lose any stars they’ve achieved or any collectibles they’ve gathered. (Bible App for Kids remembers those things across languages.)

We know your children are going to love experiencing their favorite Bible stories in the language of their heart!



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About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Spanish, and Russian!

Get it now

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Parents & Churches: Exciting announcement about the Bible App for Kids!

Announcing the Bible App for Kids
Storybook Bible!

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The Bible App for Kids Storybook Bible brings the Bible to life for your entire family, with 28 stories from the most downloaded Bible story app in the world. It starts shipping October 13 (plenty of time for the holidays), but you can preorder now to be among the first to get yours.

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Get more free resources at BibleAppforKids.com

Today is the official launch of BibleAppforKids.com, our all-new website filled with free companion resources designed to help your kids get the most from their Bible App for Kids experience:

  • Fun Videos that complement the app’s Bible stories.
  • Downloadable Adventure Books accompany each video, filled with games that help your kids learn Bible concepts and memorize verses.
  • Coloring Pages featuring Bible story scenes and characters.
  • Parent Guides with fun Bible story activities you and your kids can do together.

BibleAppforKids.com even offers materials for churches like the entire two-year Bible App for Kids Curriculum. And all of these resources are completely free — no in-app purchases, no ads, no strings attached.

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About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Spanish, and Russian!

Get it now

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Now on Android: The All-New Bible App

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night…”
Joshua 1:8, NLT

Our mission at YouVersion is to help you engage with the Bible every day. And we never stop working to make your Bible experience better. A few weeks ago, we rolled out the new Bible App for iOS. Today we’re introducing the all-new, redesigned Bible App for Android, completely rebuilt from the ground up. With a 40% smaller download than the previous version and more efficient memory use, this new Bible App even supports back to Gingerbread (version 2.3 of Android). What does all that mean? That the Bible App now runs on more devices than ever before. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Simpler. By design.

Simple icons make all your options clear on every screen. Clean menu bars place the things you do most just a single tap away. But once you begin scrolling, the menus slip out of your way, giving you more screen real estate for Bible text. (To bring them back, simply scroll up slightly, or tap the Back button.) This is the cleanest, most responsive Bible experience we’ve ever offered on Android.


Make your Bible experience your own.

Customize your Bible experience with all-new Bible App Theme colors. Easily adjust your reading with more accessible font controls. Even switch between “Day” and “Night” modes, with color schemes optimized for reading in bright or dark conditions.


Connect with your biblical community.

The Home feed is cleaner and more compact than ever before, giving you more ways to engage with Scripture and more opportunities to discuss the Bible with your trusted Friends. Also, for the first time ever, Verse of the Day now includes a “View all” option, bringing you inspiration from previous days’ verses.


 Choose where you control audio.

When you select a Bible version that features audio, a play/pause button appears at the bottom, “floating” above the Bible text, so you can begin listening with just one tap. (Simply flip the “Show Controls” switch on or off to show or hide the floating button, whichever you prefer.)


Enjoy Plans… even offline.

Bible Plans are one of the best ways to engage with Scripture every day, giving you just a few passages to read each day. Now, for the first time ever, you can download Plans to your device to read offline (just as select Bible versions are available to download). When you read a Plan offline, the Bible App marks any days you complete, then syncs those with your YouVersion account the next time you’re online. So even when you can’t connect, you can still keep up.

 

Here’s how: Sometime when you’re connected:
1. Go to the Bible reader.
2. Tap the short version code to display a list of Bible versions.
3. Tap the download icon next to a version available for download.
4. Tap the Back arrow, then Plans, then Discover & subscribe to any Plan(s) you like.

 


Still inside: favorites, new and old.

When you tap a verse or passage, your classic favorites now appear as elegant verse actions: Highlight, Bookmark, Note, Verse Image, Share, and Related. (Related shows you everything you’ve previously attached to the selected passage — along with what other people are posting about it in their Public Notes.)


 

This is simply the best Bible App we’ve ever offered for Android, available right now. Keep spreading the Word.

YouVersion. It’s Your Bible.

 

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Tip: We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

 

About the Bible App

The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 185 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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The Bible App for Kids is Now Available in Dutch!

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YouVersion and OneHope are thrilled to announce the next language for the Bible App for Kids: Dutch. Each time we introduce another language into the Bible App for Kids, children all over the world — and even kids right next door — discover the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. The Bible App for Kids is already available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and most recently Russian — with many more languages still to come!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

 

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

The Bible App for Kids is designed to give kids a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Its interactive animations and kid-friendly navigation invite children to explore all 41 of its Bible stories. The Bible App for Kids is available for free on Apple, Android, and Kindle tablets and smartphones:

Get it now

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