save photo in Pictures after taking it from Camera

I am trying to save photo taken by the Camera to Pictures folder on my Android device.
It just not happening. Can anyone help me figure out what is wrong?

takePicture = async () => {
const { uri } = await;
console.log(‘uri’, uri);
const asset = await MediaLibrary.createAssetAsync(uri);
console.log(‘asset’, asset.filename);
MediaLibrary.createAlbumAsync(‘Pictures’, asset)
.then(() => {
Alert.alert(‘Album created!’)
.catch(error => {
Alert.alert(‘An Error Occurred!’)

        this.setState({ photoId: this.state.photoId + 1 });


my console return the uri after photo taken but asset.file is not returned it is like nothing is happening there. any help is appreciated.

Did you ever figure this out? I’m trying to do the same