Came here to make a similar feature request, but I’ll add my idea here.
Other social media platforms have both a sharing feature ("Share to Facebook too! Post on instagram too! etc), which would be great - imagine if right before you hit upload on your new observation there are checkboxs for “Also post to instagram? Also to facebook? Also to twitter?”, as seen here:
I would probably do this every time I posted, and would be a great way to share with our friends our own enthusiasm for observing nature, but also improve the visibility of iNaturalist and attract more users. yay!
Second and related request would be a standalone “Embed” option similar to how Instagram and Youtube do. Essentially, with a click it generates an html iframe snippet which you can drop directly into many different platforms.
Here’s an example Instagram embed (you can embed public instagram images on any site). Note the nice frame and display of peripheral information. edit: looks like 1 image max for new users, check it out here: How to Instagram Embed
This would also give us a great way to share and showcase observations on all manner of medium around the web, while giving you the ability to drive new users into your platform (note the tantalizing “add a comment…” field in the widget).
That’s all. Thanks for building this awesome platform and community. :)