Hope someone can help with this.
Handset Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Precondition Ensure that Internal Storage/DCIM it totally empty. Or that the Internal Storage/DCIM/.thumbnails directory is totally empty. Clear all other caches where possible including WhatsApp cache.
Description Launch WhatsApp Enter a conversation Click the camera icon to launch the camera Camera is launched and allows a picture to be take. A gallery of recent pictures is displayed
Issue A number of pictures appear in WhatsApp recent pictures that i do not want to appear. In Internal Storage/DCIM/.thumbnails, a set of thumbnails matching the pictures as displayed as recent by WhatsApp are now displayed. How do i prevent this? When i take a new picture with the camera app. This image will appear under the automatically created ones from the .thumbnails directory. I have deleted the DCIM and .thumbnails folder many times. When the camera is launched from within WhatsApp the folder and thumbnails is automatically reacreated
Questions How do i control what pictures are displayed to me when i click on the camera icon in WhatsApp. Whats App call these “Recent” Can it point WhatsApp to only look at the DCIM directory on my SD Card? How do i prevent the old thumbnails reappearing the in Internal Storage/DCIM/.thumbnails directory when the camera app is launched from WhatsApp? Other suggestions.