Lightroom Mobile: Delete original file on device

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in Lightroom for Desktop when you remove a photo it will ask to either removefrom Lightroom or delete from disk. Lightroom mobile does not delete from disk/device and absolutely needs to have this feature.
If you take a picture using the Lighroom mobilecamera it creates and saves a file (DNG or JPEG) on your device as well asimport into Lightroom mobile collection. 

If you try to remove the photo from Lightroommobile it removes the photo from Lightroom mobile but there is no option todelete that photo from the device. 

You have to manually navigate to the folder onyour device find the corresponding file by file name and delete it. This isvery difficult to manage.
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2 years to this post and @Adobe <remove swearing> to the idea. I'm finding this option missing quite annoying.
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This would be needed in Lightroom CC as well. 
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When you remove from an album, it just removes from the album. When you delete from an album or delete from All Photos, it deletes it from everywhere (except LR Classic if it's already downloaded, as Classic is not a real cloud client). 

So what functionality are you thinking is still missing?
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Hi Victoria,

I'm not sure what Mohd meant by deleting from device - my suggestion would be an option in the Lightroom CC mobile app to delete it from the device (so from my phone's main gallery - DCIM or Camera folder) when importing to Lightroom CC. This would help unclutter the phone camera roll since if I import some images to Lightroom I probably want to keep it there (and would be backed up to CC cloud anyway safely, so don't need to keep it on the phone for safety or for other automatic backup purposes).

I hope what I written above makes sense, I'd be curious if there would be interest for such a functionality.

My general idea is that as Lightroom CC seems to be (or will become hopefully) a great platform for storing, sharing, managing all the photos I'd like to keep on longer terms, it would serve very well for those more valuable photos taken by mobile as well (that would be the main point of mobile app, right?) - and also a great tool for rating and sorting those photos on the go whenever I have some time.
It would be nice that once I imported those valuable photos into CC, those would get removed from the Camera Roll on my phone, leaving in the phone gallery only the ones I still need to categorize/import into CC and those "everyday" snaps I don't want to save on long term.
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For the moment, Lightroom CC is 'all or nothing'. You can't have an image on one device (or in Lightroom CC on your computer) and not have it on all other devices. A lot of people would like to see that change and have selective sync per device.
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Hi Johan, 

No, I'm still not talking about deleting images inside Lightroom cloud infrastructure, just about import, importing from device's gallery to Lightroom app - so, an option to have the  the imported images deleted from device's camera roll / gallery, whatever you call it, after having it imported to Lightroom.
Sorry if this wasn't perfectly clear in my previous message.
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> those would get removed from the Camera Roll on my phone

That would certainly get my vote. Last time I asked, there were iOS limitations to prevent it, but that could have changed.
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At least on Android I'm pretty sure that should be doable. If a 3rd party app can move around and manage photos, should be able to delete as well.
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Hello,

Victoria, let me answer you on your question.

"So what functionality are you thinking is still missing?"

Simple answer, it's missing to make LR Classic to act as a normal cloud client, if it's already capable of syncing pictures than it should act as a normal cloud client as well or there is no point connecting LR Classic to the cloud at all. As things are now you are getting out of "sync" because you will end up with far more (old images) which you think you deleted from the phone but no they are still on the desktop LR Classic and taking place and makes you confused! This is SO ANNOYING and pointless situation! Adobe should never come out with LR CC and simply make LR Classic as a normal cloud client for desktop and LR mobile for android/ios it's so simple! We do not need LR CC as we can simply use a browser if we want to handle cloud without using LR Classic.

Cloud solution should always be in the sync regardless hot how many devices you have, IF you delete an image on one device than delete it from all other devices it's so easy.
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> it's missing to make LR Classic to act as a normal cloud client

Realistically, that's not going to happen, because they're two very different concepts. LR Classic is built on a local database that wants to be in charge of the photos. The cloud database also wants to be in charge of the photos. When two databases both want to be in charge, you end up with huge conflicts. They started out trying to shoehorn cloud functionality into Classic, but it really didn't work well, hence creating CC as a desktop cloud client. In time, CC will hopefully gain the features you're missing, so you can remove Classic from your workflow, if you want a cloud-centric workflow, but that doesn't happen overnight.
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