How do we create a chatter group for a custom object. In that group I want to post feed comments and feed posts regarding to that particular custom object and display in that group.

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    why do you need a group, you can directly have chatter on a record already, follow the record and so on. – superfell Sep 11 '12 at 16:27
  • We want the chatter functionality to show for a particular object so that user can easily collaborate on it without all other feed or posts coming into it. – Ugesh Gali Sep 12 '12 at 4:52
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    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to achieve... Are you looking to use Chatter for the setup part of a custom object, ie around the metadata of the object as opposed to chattering on a specific record of that object? Can you give an example of what type of post you are looking to post? – JLiljegren__c Sep 22 '12 at 3:22
  • Is this a standard Object (i.e Leads, Accounts, Contacts) or a Custom object one you have created yourself? – Jason Lawrence Sep 24 '12 at 10:53
  • It is a custom object – Ugesh Gali Sep 24 '12 at 11:19

I believe chatter groups can't be specific to an object or record only. One possible way to achieve this could be via Apex triggers i.e.

  1. Create a private group via apex or manually
  2. Make required users follow the group programmatically based on your biz rules.
  3. Trigger on FeedItem or specific object to programmatically post/share object required updates on the group

An option you might want to look into: http://appexchange.salesforce.com/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000008atj9EAA

This is a bit more general that creates a group for an "Alert" vs a specific object. The principle is similar.

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