1 ***idea>maybe this could happen in the future

I Looooove this App and just thought of an awesome idea. I had taken some photos and thought it would be cool if we could upload videos as well because I Took one today of a bug and the video was not long at all only 6 second video.

Welcome to the forum! Given the short length of the video, you may consider uploading it as a gif (see https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/animated-observations). If you google video to gif converter there are a number of free sites you can use


welcome to the forum. there’s been some previous discussion about videos. see https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/videos-for-observations/5408, https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/upload-videos/5426, etc.

i think the gist of the past conversations is that while there’s interest in accommodating videos, there’s a lack of resources to realistically make that happen, and currently, other things would take precedence over a push to handle video anyway. but if you have connections to some deep pockets or some technical resources, maybe that could get things reprioritized…


Welcome to the forum @mikemailnit! FWIW, this category, Forum Feedback, is for discussing the forum itself, not iNaturalist. I’m going to move it to General and close it. If you have ideas for how to implement video upload, please add them here: https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/upload-videos/5426/11

But like @pisum said, video support is an issue of resources and priorities more than a willingness of the staff to add it.