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Post to Chatter from an external website - social media link


I'm wondering if its possible for someone to post a link to Chatter from an external website, similar to how you would "Tweet an article" for example. Many sites have a string of icons (Twitter, Facebook, Digg, etc) that you click and it opens up the appropriate social media site and auto-fills in a the posting for you.

Is there a way to do this with Chatter?

For example, Twitter does it this way:


http://twitter.com/home?status=Checking out this sweet blog entry http://tinyurl.com/blah


Any sort of shorthand for Salesforce+Chatter?




You can post to chatter using the APIs, but it looks like are looking for a quicker approach. I think its a good idea, and some of us have put together a few samples internally using browser plugins etc, but nothing public.


You should add it to the salesforce ideas site though. The PM team actively watch this.


That is a good idea to add it to the Salesforce ideas site. Actually some of my coworkers were at Dreamforce and talked to some Chatter devs about it.

I've been successful in using the API to post to Chatter, but that wasn't feasible for the needs of my project. The best solution I could come up with was to copy a string of text to the clipboard when clicking a chatter link, which then spawns a popup login window to Salesforce. The user has to log in and then paste the text into the Chatter box. It works but isn't as slick as I like. Maybe in the future...