To better serve members worldwide, the Church will publish three global magazines beginning in January 2021—the Friend (for children), For the Strength of Youth (for youth), and the Liahona (for adults). These magazines will replace the current four Church magazines (Ensign, Liahona, New Era, and the Friend) and will include improved and expanded digital versions.
The length and format of the new printed magazines will undergo changes. For example, the number of printed pages for adult English readers will be reduced while members who read languages that currently have translations in only one printed magazine per year will now be able to receive a printed magazine every other month. (See information about the frequency of publishing in specific languages.) For the first time, children and youth around the world will have their own magazine.
Watch this video, “Changes Are Coming to Church Magazines in 2021.”
Current subscriptions to the Ensign, New Era, and Friend will automatically roll over to the new magazines in 2021 with whatever time remains on the subscriptions. Current Liahona subscribers who wish to receive printed content for children or youth next year will need to subscribe to the new Friend or For the Strength of Youth magazine. New subscription options and updated product information will be available at store.ChurchofJesusChrist.org and distribution center retail stores on September 1, 2020.
- Read the First Presidency letter and a set of questions and answers.
- Learn more in the article “Changes Are Coming to Church Magazines in 2021.”