I want to add Chatter feeds from Trigger and obviously I am going to implement this as Bulkified.

I have data in the following format.

Public Class ChatterFeedInfo
    public Id usermentionId {get;set;} // user records to which chatter feed will be @mentioned [@John Doe]
    public Id recordId {get;set;} // parent record id
    public String body {get;set;} // feed body
    public Id chatterGroupId {get;set;} // if not null  post this feed to Chatter Group

I get List<ChatterFeedInfo> chatterFeeds in my trigger but not sure how to implement this with 'Chatter in Apex'.

Please suggest.


2 Answers 2


You can bulk insert to FeedItem directly in Apex, but unfortunately you cannot perform an @mention this way. Also, techtrekker is right about using the Connect API, it doesn't support multiple inserts at once.

Tell us a little about your implementation. You might be able to do this from another perspective. You mentioned doing this from a trigger. Is the trigger being fired from insert/update from custom code (i.e. VF/apex) or some other mechanism?

  • Not sure what the downvote was about. Only reason I didn't ask the question in a comment was because at the time I had no comment ability.
    – drakored
    Jun 11, 2013 at 18:11

I am running into the same issue.

Similar to what you are doing, I have a pod data class to wrap Feed Items I want to post. I also created a shadow object, e.g. Chatter_Feed_Info__c.

In my trigger, I check how many DML statements remain. If I cannot insert all my Feed Items one at a time under the limit, I bulk create the shadow objects instead. Then I call a batch that posts the shadow Feed Items to Chatter 150 at a time.

Disclaimer: I haven't gotten to testing yet.

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