FAQs to Understand Salesforce Chatter Better

FAQs to Understand Salesforce Chatter Better

Salesforce Chatter is a social tool that helps professionals and companies work BETTER. The platform allows you to get brainstorm ideas, share loaded files, sites, articles, videos, manage project, connect experts, work confidentially and collaborate without BOUNDARIES.

Here, the Newsletter covers the hottest list of questions and answers that frequently strikes our mind while working on Salesforce chatter.

Q1. What can a Chatter Plus user access outside of Chatter?

A: If you are a chatter plus license holder, you can access standard chatter people, their profiles, groups, files. Additionally, you can view Salesforce accounts, contact leads, dashboard, calendar, reports and more.

Q2. What is Chatter Free Licence?

A: Chatter Free is basically a new license that has been rolling out with Dreamforce conference 2011. It gives you license for few features including chatter central, profiles, people, chatter desktop, chatter mobile and others. You cannot access CRM records and all contents.

Q3. Who can see my chatter posts?

A: chatter has lot many places for posting and sharing. If you enter something in status box of your homepage or profile page, it will seen by everyone. If you post something on your colleague’s profile, it‘ll also be shown to everyone. However, posting on records will be only visible to person authorized for that group or record.

Q4. Does Chatter work for all browsers?

A: Yes! It works well with all the new browsers including Internet Explorer 7, Safari, Firefox, Chrome and others. However, it doesn’t go well with Internet Explorer6. If you have old version of internet explorer, you can upgrade it into new one.

Q5. Can one upgrade Chatter Free license to a “Chatter Plus” License?

A: Yes! You can, but you must have the chatter plus license in your organization. There are simple steps for upgrading:

  • Click Manager Users > Users (From setup).
  • Click Edit next to chatter free users.
  • Change user license to chatter only.
  • Convert the profile to chatter only.
  • Click on SAVE.

NOTE: If you don’t have chatter plus license, feel free to contact your sales representative.

Q6. How long the chatter posts stored?

A: It is stored in data unless administrator or user deletes it. Apart from user, no one can delete their post or other chatter wall items. Moreover, administrator, authorized for complete accessing, can delete posts in chatter.

Q7. How do you know if your business is right for social enterprise software (Yammer, Chatter, Jive, etc.)?

A: companies with more than 250 employees or more than two physical locations can use these social enterprise solutions.

Q8. How chatter is different from other ESN’s?

A: Chatter has something special that make it different from others.

  • The solution is not complicated like other ESN’s.
  • It is just like Twitter and Facebook, so don’t need to learn anything.
  • Has twitter like API, so it can be easily integrated into your enterprise.
  • There are number of good features that are totally FREE.
  • Have no LIMITATIONS.

Q9. What is QlikView extension for Salesforce chatter?

A: During Salesforce Dreamforce conference, it is announced that Salesforce have extended to QlikView business discovery platform. It is specifically designed for Salesforce Chatter. You know that, chatter allows user to collaborate remotely, share information, discuss confidential topics and solve issues.

However, with extension of QlikView, user can easily participate in data discussion, sharing insights, managing feeds, comments, conversations and more.

Q10. Who will win the long run- CHATTER, YAMMER or JIVE?

A: According to the latest reviews received from clients, the conclusion is that both chatter and yammer are good and offer great productivity. Jive has eliminated the LIMIT for number of users and offers the capability to assign task for everyone in the company.

But, Chatter has good reputation for security, stability and support. So, if you’re a newbie consider Salesforce Chatter.

With chatter, you can subscribe any content on salesforce.com. How you’ll know that your content is subscribed? Well… you’ll get an ALERT. Chatter is available with an easy-to-use MOBILE APP. Professional can easily subscribe to PRODUCT PRICING GROUP and get alert with every single new post about pricing, latest trend, change, market predicament and of course the BREAKING NEWS.


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Pratyush Kumar

Pratyush Kumar

Co-Founder & President at Algoworks, Open-Source | Salesforce | ECM
Pratyush is Co-Founder and President at Algoworks. He is responsible for managing, growing open source technologies team and has spearheaded more than 200 projects in Salesforce CRM alone. He provides consulting and advisory to clients looking for services relating to CRM(Customer Relationship Management) and ECM(Enterprise Content Management). In the past, Pratyush has held consulting roles with various global technology leaders, such as Globallogic & HCL in India. He holds an Engineering graduate degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
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