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Save selected pic from whatsapp to gallery

(Topic created on: 13-11-2019 09:24 AM)
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Cancer
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Hi,

I am using Galaxy A50 and if I want to save any pic I received in WhatsApp to my gallery, it does not have an option.

If we select save media to gallery in whatsapp, it saves all media. But I want to save only the one I want to.

Can anyone help?

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JorgeMR
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So Ive looked all over the internet for this same question to find this post which really explains my situation and frustration. I cannot beleive that Samsung hasnt come up with a way to solve this! Lets not let this thread die!! Samsung should really hear out its customers and give a solution!!

Cancer
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Yeah, it is really frustrating and Samsung is not able to reolve this simple issue in OS

Nik769
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Hi guys

 

I have had my S7 Edge for about 5 years and I have lots of saved pictures in my WhatsApp album in my gallery.

 

Although, I am  currently experiencing the very same issue.

 

So looks more like an update has stopped this function.

 

I vaguely remember it being initiated by Google, but could be wrong.

 

Apart from that, Samsungs are amazing devices, I have several and could not be happier.

 

Heat is the biggest enemy. Fast charge, only when you need to and I never charge in a case or whilst phone is laying flat.

 

Fully expect my phone to go another 2 to 3 years.......who kows

OD1
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So had this exact problem last night on my s10. Wife with iphone took lots of nice photos on our day out and sent me them on WhatsApp.  I then wanted to upload to Facebook a few pics from my gallery.  I couldn't believe it I couldn't save them directly to my gallery in the whatsapp app. ....and NO I don't want to save every WhatsApp image I get straight to my gallery, like most people I get sent a fair amount of rubbish you might laugh at once but never want to see again! This is a basic function Samsung should immediately fix....would save me my wife laughing at how ***** samsungs are ( I know they aren't but this really is some basic functionality they need to fix right here)

 

Please Samsung SORT IT OUT

 

Nik769
Journeyman
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Having a quick think

 

Get picture you want on screen

 

Screenshot the pic

 

Its in your gallery

 

Crop photo

 

Upload to fb

Je655
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Go to Google play and get an image saver.

In WhatsApp highlight the image you want to save by long pressing it. Then press the share icon on the top of the screen and select the app you picked as an image saver and download without ever leaving the app

 

(Image saver)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.saver.photoandvideosaver

Allow access to storage first time, after you allowed that permission then it saves in the gallery in the folder called "saved" automatically 

 

(Save to phone)

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sapps.savetodrive

Allow access to files, and choose where you would like to save the image each time in a pop up window

 

This is a WhatsApp issue since it looks like they removed the feature 

ThatSameer
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Pretty neat

OD1
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Great work arounds guys thanks....Still we shouldn't be the ones having to work this out

Cancer
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Thank you for your work around. Yeah, we have app which can be downloaded from play store which can do this job but my point is that should be provided by default in Samsung OS.

If it is issue with whatsapp, every android phone should have same issue but all other phones other than Samsung OS are able to save it to gallery when we long press the pic.

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Je655
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@Cancer wrote:

Thank you for your work around. Yeah, we have app which can be downloaded from play store which can do this job but my point is that should be provided by default in Samsung OS.

If it is issue with whatsapp, every android phone should have same issue but all other phones other than Samsung OS are able to save it to gallery when we long press the pic.


My method is faster. Long hold, share,image saver.  No need to select location or leave the app.

 

And here is a link to the oneplus having this issue

 

https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/how-to-save-whatsapp-images-to-photogallery.881197/

 

And an image from my old lg g5 having this same issue.

WhatsApp has removed this feature...20200718_103030.jpg

 

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