Telegram app issue on Oppo & Realme devices come to light

One of the most popular instant messaging services, Telegram, has been surfaced with an issue on the Oppo and Realme devices.

Notably, due to this bug, the media files sent and received over the Telegram application are getting saved to the smartphone’s Gallery, even though the “Save to Gallery” function is disabled in the Settings menu.

Telegram has already acknowledged this issue via a tweet on the micro-blogging website, stating that the last update on Oppo devices is causing the issue and though it is not related to the Telegram app, developers are looking into this matter.

Check out the full tweet below:

The latest update of Android Oppo devices is causing them to ignore Telegram’s instructions to not add media to the gallery when ‘Save to Gallery’ is disabled in Settings.

While the problem is beyond our app, the dev team is looking into possible solutions.


telegram issue tweet

Notably, as per various reports, several devices including Oppo Reno2 (last update version: CPH1907EX_11_A.32), Realme X, Realme 5 have encountered this issue.

Realme X facing same issue. I confirm that.


hello why my gallery keep saving the pictures in my telegram? I’ve already disable the save picture but my phone keep saving the pictures in my gallery

I’m using realme 5.


This issue is yet to be acknowledged by Oppo as it is reportedly assumed that the ColorOS is causing it. Besides, with no solution available for this issue, we will keep you posted if something comes up regarding this matter.

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