I would like to know if the Save Incoming Media feature in Whatsapp create duplicates i.e. saved in both Whatsapp application data and also Camera roll?

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Yes, it does duplicate media in the sense you describe. With that switch activated, all incoming images will have 2 copies: one on the app and one on the Camera Roll.

  • Is there a way to auto delete that data?
    – user12458
    Jan 8, 2017 at 17:13
  • Not that I know of. Jan 8, 2017 at 20:28

To answer your comment, not so much the ability to auto-delete, but switching it off prevents it from being copied to Camera Roll - you'll have to manually delete the message in order to delete the media.

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