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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by callentorrence, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. callentorrence

    Thread Starter

    I've started using Instagram and I've noticed that when I share a photo from my gallery to the app, it creates a duplicate of the photo into a dedicated folder in the gallery. This bugs me more than I think it should. It is essentially duplicating photos on my device. I've hidden the folder for now, but is there a way to prevent this from happening?

    Galaxy S10+
    Android 9.0

    Thank you in advance!
     


  2. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    I know the feeling, simply go to the folder where they are saved and delete them.
     
  3. JAy3001

    JAy3001 Android Expert

    In a word, no.

    When you import an image into Insta you are editing the image even if you don't actually make any changes to the image; Insta will save a copy of your image so that you don't ruin the original file.

    You have already found a solution to your issue by hiding the folder.
     
  4. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    OR simply get rid of it. Be off that grid. Do not snapshot at all and then instantly post them online.
     
  5. callentorrence

    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the information. I'll keep the folder hidden.
     
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