Introducing Bible Lens: The New App from YouVersion

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What if you could see God’s Word revealed in every picture you take…

automatically,
artistically, and
awesomely?

Introducing Bible Lens - Rediscover every moment.

Bible Lens is the next all-new app from your friends at YouVersion, makers of the Bible App and Bible App for Kids. Bible Lens lets you take a picture, or point to one you already have. It detects not only objects in your photo, but more importantly, the Biblical themes of the moment that photo captured… and then suggests Bible verses to match!

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Coming to Android

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when Bible Lens launches on Android.


Photo with verse overlay

Bible Lens overlays its first suggestion in a stylized font and color, shaping the text around important focal points (such as faces or objects). You can experiment with different combinations of Bible verses and styles, adjust and fine-tune each version, and save your favorites as you go.

Edit photo

When you’re finished, your completed moment is easy to share. Bible Lens transforms your everyday photos into profound, Biblically-based artistic shareable images.

Breathe new life into your old favorites.

Discover feed

Bible Lens’ Discover feature finds the pictures in your camera roll with the greatest potential to become dazzling Verse Images. Then, Discover amazes you with special moments from your past… now revealed through the lens of God’s Word.

Just as with the photos you take using Bible Lens, Discover lets you experiment with colors, fonts, and more, saving your favorites and sharing to your heart’s content.

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Coming to Android

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when Bible Lens launches on Android.


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😎 Perfect Weeks? Perfect.

Perfect Weeks

Turn Streaks into Perfect Weeks.

Streaks motivate and encourage you to feed yourself every day. It feels great seeing that number climb, doesn’t it? It just grows and grows, each day you open the Bible App to seek God in His Word. But sometimes we miss a day, and then, disaster!

But that’s okay. Update your app, and every time you complete a Streak of seven days from Sunday to Saturday, your Perfect Weeks number will increase by one… and then never go down. Now, even when the inevitable hiccup breaks your current Streak, you won’t lose your record of everything you’ve accomplished so far.

We want to help you build your daily Bible practice, by stringing together longer and longer Streaks. Perfect Weeks let you do that, one week at a time. So update your app now, and start collecting — and keeping — all your Perfect Weeks.

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Announcing Plans with Friends: Grow together in God’s Word…daily

Plans connect you with God’s Word:

Bible Plans, Reading Plans, Devotionals — whatever you call them, you probably already know that Plans are a proven way that you can get the Bible into the flow of your everyday life, by giving you just a little to read (or listen to) each day.

And the Bible is better with Friends:

When we spend time with friends, we often end up chatting about trivial things (movies or TV shows, sporting events, or recent purchases, as just a few examples). But, when we share our spiritual lives with trusted friends, those more meaningful conversations typically draw us closer to one another. Also, getting someone else’s perspective often helps us see things in God’s Word that we might not have noticed on our own.

Plans with Friends brings together the best of both.

Plans with Friends
Address a challenging issue in your life by inviting one or two close Friends to join you in a Plan. You’ll see one another’s progress as you complete days, and you can talk over each day’s reading in a private discussion area.

Discussion View

Kick off a group Bible study by inviting a few of your friends — or several — to start a Plan with you. As you complete each day on a shared schedule, you’ll likely see things in God’s Word that you’ve never noticed before, learning from one another’s perspectives in a group-text style of conversation.

Plans with Friends Process

Getting started is easy:

  1. Update your app
  2. Start any Plan
  3. Select “With Friends”
  4. Choose a start date
  5. Invite your Friends

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Announcing Streaks: Get the Bible habit you’ve always wanted

Streaks

Oh, how I love your teachings!
I talk about them all the time.

Psalm 119:97

The Bible is God’s Word to us, the spiritual food that we need to live each day with love, wisdom, and purpose. That’s why today we’re thrilled to announce Streaks. We designed Streaks specifically to help you build your habit of connecting with God through His Word.

Streaks on Home View

The strongest habit starts small.

Whether you’re refreshing your existing Bible habit, or building a brand new one from scratch, consistency is key. Streaks show you how many days in a row you’ve opened the Bible App, right at the top of your Home feed.1

Streaks Milestone

Streaks help you take it one day at a time.

Streaks encourage you with push notifications: short, gentle reminders to connect that help you build momentum over time. And along the way, each time you reach a new milestone — such as engaging with God’s Word for 7 days in a row or beating your previous record — Streaks reward your accomplishments with special, mini-celebrations.

Current Streak

It’s just three simple steps:

  1. Update your app. (Now is good.)
  2. Connect today. (Just open the app.)
  3. Come back tomorrow. (Repeat Step 2.)

That’s it! Once you have our latest release, every day you open the Bible App, you’ll be building a Streak… which means you’ll be building your habit. Read or listen to Scripture. Enjoy today’s selection for one of your Bible Plans. Watch a Bible App Video, such as “What is the Bible?” or “Matthew 5:1-16” (the Sermon on the Mount) or “Bread of Life.” Find Friends in the Bible App and grow your Bible community.

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Notes

1 Streaks require a network connection, and that you be signed in to your YouVersion account.

🗣💬 Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do

“Ok Google, talk to YouVersion…”

The same Bible App for Voice that recently launched on Amazon Alexa is now available on Google Home. There’s nothing to download, install, or enable. Just start with the same “Ok Google” that you use to ask Google Home to play music, answer questions, or add strawberries to your grocery list.

Are you the type of person who loves reading spoilers online? Then this is for you:

Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do.

But, if you’d rather pace yourself, we’re happy to accommodate you, as well. (Just keep reading.)


What can I do with Bible App for Voice?

Select from five different Bible versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

Select from five different Bible versions that Google Assistant can read to you:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

Ask for any book, chapter, or verse. Here are just a few examples, but you can try whatever phrasing feels most natural to you:

“Ok Google…

Hear the Verse of the Day in the last Bible version you used:

“Ok Google, have YouVersion read me the Verse of the Day.”

Create your own customized Reading Plans:

“Ok Google, tell YouVersion to create a 5-day Reading Plan for the book of James.”

Ask for a Bible passage or verse based on whatever emotion you’re feeling:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion what the Bible says about feeling anxious.”
  • …open YouVersion.… I’m feeling tired.”

You can even search the Scriptures using a specific topic or keyword:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion, what does the Bible say about food?”
  • …ask YouVersion, what’s that verse that says, ‘God is love’?”

Spread the Word.

Who else do you know who has a Google Home or Amazon device? People are more likely to try something new when a friend recommends it to them. So share the good news of the Bible App for Voice with them today, and help them engage with the Bible.

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