Share Scripture Notes with family & on Social Media

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karadunk5
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Share Scripture Notes with family & on Social Media

Postby karadunk5 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:44 pm

I am interested in having my family have access to my scripture study after I am deceased as well as share now...do I just share my log-in with them...I am uncomfortable with that...what do you suggest?
Also I am wondering about having a share button option on my scripture study notes so we ( it could valuable to everyone on the system) can share them on Social Media...is this possible?

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Re: Share Scripture Notes with family & on Social Media

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:52 pm

Currently the easiest way to share a note on social media, from the Church website, is using copy/paste. It's also possible to download all of your notes in a CSV (spreadsheet) file. This is done by going to Notes.ChurchofJesusChrist.org, and tapping the download button in the top right.

For planning for the future, the Church Account for a deceased member is locked soon after the membership record is updated with a death date. However, the annotations remain on the Church's servers and aren't deleted right away. The spouse or the executor of estate of the deceased member can send a message to the support team (through in-app feedback would be the normal process) and request that the annotations be copied to a new account that the family can access. The process takes a few weeks (approval from legal; verification of relation to the deceased).
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Re: Share Scripture Notes with family & on Social Media

Postby mevans » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:16 am

sbradshaw wrote:The spouse or the executor of estate of the deceased member can send a message to the support team (through in-app feedback would be the normal process) and request that the annotations be copied to a new account that the family can access. The process takes a few weeks (approval from legal; verification of relation to the deceased).


It's interesting that the church is willing to do this. Perhaps adoption of the note-taking features is low enough and new enough that the church is willing to do this. I would be concerned that the process will become too time consuming and costly in the future for the church to be willing to do this. I was the trustee for my parents' affairs and it's pretty time consuming to deal with matters like this. Yes, volunteer missionaries could be trained to help, but, as mentioned, you need approval from legal, too. I guess you can have volunteer lawyers.

If this becomes something in which people are interested, the church ought to build in some type of "if I'm deceased, share with..." feature. This would allow a member to designate Church accounts of other individuals with whom the member is willing to share notes upon the member's death. When the death is recorded, the other individuals are notified and given an option to have the notes copied to their accounts, if desired. That would get the church out of the legal verification and copy steps.

Anyway, in the present system, How would notes get copied over? Do the notebooks just get copied over? Would the recipient just get notebooks added "mevans-No Notebook," "mevans-Lessons," etc.?

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Re: Share Scripture Notes with family & on Social Media

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:36 am

In the current process, the entire set of annotations is copied over to a new, unused "friend of the Church" account (i.e. without a membership record number attached), then the username and password is shared with the requester. The requester then owns the account, and can change the username and/or password, share it with other family members, etc.
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