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I have a doubt regarding chatter feeds on a record.

For example, if User A follows user B, and user B posts something to an object (e.g. an Invention), user A does not see it in their feed. They need to be either following the object or go to the Chatter tab and then select "All Company".

If I am user B and I want user A to participate in the discussion on a specific object, how do I notify him? Or how would I "invite" him to follow the object?

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When the User B post some feed on a specific record, he can user @mention function of Chatter to mention the User A. like @user a, then the post will be showed on the User A's profile and also User A will get email notification.

Following is a demo about how to use @mention and #topic http://www.salesforce.com/_app/video/chatter/help/enhance_post.jsp

  • yeah that's true but then we have to use @mention over again and again to share the post. – doga Jan 21 '13 at 10:30
  • Yeah, it seems there is no standard way to do this. I have seen someone use Trigger to pass the Object feed to some specific Chatter Group for sharing. – Jia Hu Jan 21 '13 at 14:51
  • For your information, in Spring'13, new Tasks can be added into Chatter Object feed automatically. Then you can sign someone a Task and make the discussion around this Task. – Jia Hu Jan 21 '13 at 14:55
  • I got an idea but I don't know whether that is possible or not. As we already know, while posting a comment on a record we can use @mention to indicate the user. Can we write trigger which will extract the user from the comment and make him to follow the record explicitly. Any thought if it is doable? – doga Jan 22 '13 at 4:43
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    Also, a user can only follow 500 records, if you add the following relation in the Trigger, you should make sure it will not exceed the limit. – Jia Hu Jan 22 '13 at 5:36

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