This! This right here is the deal. Telegram is not adjusted for the new access right scheme. It is pnly allowing media-folders. No dev here, so not sure which folders this exaclty means. I don't get it. WhatsApp and other messagers got this working no sweat. What is the hold-up.
You're right, they just moved "Telegram" folder from root of sdcard to another folder that they have permission to write there but it's not visible to user. I think auto-save option only removes ".nomedia" file from "Telegram" folder so media will be visible in gallery when Telegram is in /sdcard/Telegram, but with scoped storage it's moved to /sdcard/Android/org.telegram.messanger so it won't be visible even without ".nomedia". instead they should save media in /sdcard/Pictures/Telegram when auto-save option is on.
I use SD card as media storage for telegram and since October 2021 I cannot save to gallery automatically, despite the option is on. Also, I used to have access to the folder where the media was saved so I didn't care. In the past days I was looking for a picture and found out that I lost access to this folder as well. Now all media is storage in SD card telegram folder cache with sizes arround 10-50 kb... This used to work so well and was a great advantage over whatsapp...
Still not working. Incredibly tedious. Was happening on my Pixel 4 android 10, then updated to 11, still not working