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In Apex, I'm trying to insert a FeedItem then a FeedAttachment so the Chatter post has a file related with it. However, when trying to follow the example in the documentation I'm getting this error:

System.DmlException: Insert failed. First exception on row 0; first error: INVALID_OPERATION, Cannot create, update or delete Feed Attachment

Sample Code from Documentation

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Upon re-reading the FeedAttachment documentation there is this notice under Special Access Rules:

You can read, create, update, or delete a FeedAttachment only if you have the corresponding access to the associated FeedItem.

Apparently, when inserting a FeedAttachment this is considered an update to the FeedItem. Therefore, you need Allow users to edit posts and comments enabled under Setup | Customize | Chatter | Chatter Settings.

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Fun Fact: You can insert multiple FeedAttachment's to a single FeedItem Chatter post. So you can associate File(s) and up to one URL link with the post.

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