How can I contact a user on iNaturalist? Can iNaturalist contact them for me?

Modified on Fri, 02 Feb 2024 at 01:43 PM

If you have an iNaturalist account, you can send a direct message to another user on iNaturalist via the website or the iNaturalist Android app (go to the side menu). Messaging is not supported in the iNaturalist iOS/iPadOS app.


To message another user on the website: you can either:



By default iNaturalist sends an email of the message to the user to notify them. However, some users may have turned off email notifications for messages.


Note: you must have at least three verifiable observations or have made three identifications for other users before you're able to initiate a message to another user.


iNaturalist will not contact a user for you, nor will we divulge a user's contact information.

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