Edit Feed Posts and Comments

Ensure that your feed posts are accurate and up-to-date with feed post editing.

Now your users can edit their own feed posts. Record owners can edit any post on records they own, no matter who created the post. Administrators can edit posts and grant editing rights to specific individuals. We added two profile permissions and an option in Chatter Settings that let administrators control which users can edit posts and comments.

Use the Allow users to edit posts and comments option in Chatter Settings to enable or disable the Edit Feed Post feature for your organization. This option is enabled by default. All users that are assigned a standard profile can edit their own posts and comments immediately, except for Chatter Free, Chatter External, and Customer Portal users. For users that are assigned custom profiles, enable the permissions in their custom profile or permission sets.

The “Edit My Own Posts” permission allows users to edit their own posts. This permission is enabled on standard profiles, except Chatter External, Chatter Free, and Customer Portal User profiles. To allow Chatter External, Chatter Free, or Custom Portal users to edit their own posts, clone the profiles and enable the “Edit My Own Posts” permission in the enhanced user profile interface. Assign the cloned profiles to the users.

The “Edit Posts on Records I Own” permission allows users to edit posts and comments on records they own, including other people’s posts and comments. For example, a group owner or manager can edit all posts on the group’s feed. A manager for a particular record type can edit all posts on the record. This permission is available on standard and custom profiles, but it is disabled by default.

This table summarizes the user permissions and their default settings.

User Permission Description Available in Default Setting
Edit My Own Posts Allows users to edit their own text posts Standard profiles., except
  • Chatter External User
  • Chatter Free User
  • High Volume Customer Portal User
  • Partner Community User Profile
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To enable the permission for users that are assigned one of these profiles, clone the profile and select the permission in the enhanced user profile interface.

Enabled in all new and existing organizations in this release
Custom profiles Disabled in all new and existing organizations
Edit Posts on Records I Own Allows record owners to modify their own posts and posts other users made on groups and record detail pages. Custom profiles Disabled in all new and existing organizations. However, Chatter moderators, community moderators, and users with “Modify All Data” permission can always edit all posts and comments.

The Allow users to edit posts and comments option in Chatter Settings is enabled by default. For users that have the required user profile permissions, the Edit option is available from the drop-down menu on text posts, comments, questions, and answers. It opens a separate Edit window, where users can modify the text.

Edit post
After users save their edited version of the post, it shows an Edited time stamp to indicate that the original post was modified.
Edited post

If users edit a post or comment and mention new people or groups, those people and groups receive email notifications. People and groups who were mentioned in the original post or comment don’t receive a new email notification. Email notifications for edited posts or comments show the Edited time stamp.

The Edit option isn’t available on posts with link or file attachments and system-generated posts like feed tracked record updates. For community users, feed post editing is only available if the community was created using Salesforce Tabs + Visualforce or the Napili template.

Chatter REST API and Chatter in Apex also support feed post editing.