In iOS Can't Save an Image from a Message to My Camera Roll

iOS 12.1.2. I'm trying to save an image that's in a message to my camera roll. When I tap and hold on the photo I don't get a save option--just "copy" and "more..." How do I save this photo to my camera roll--or, alternatively, paste it into same?

I've tried tapping on "copy"; when I go to my camera roll I'm "told" that the photo group has been "updated just now," but i can't find the picture in the collection.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you save the photo into one of your albums.  I think the main Camera roll is for taking photos. I have sent photos from Camera Roll, but photos I save go into Albums. Make a new Album and try it.
arthurboehmAuthor Commented:
I have no difficulty saving--being given the option to save--with photos downloaded from Google, say. The photo in question was downloaded from a site I uploaded it to originally--perhaps that has something to do with the difficulty.

I have no albums that I've created--just "loose" photos.

But thanks.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Most photos have the same properties but who knows?  Perhaps a non standard size?

Try a new Album to see

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arthurboehmAuthor Commented:
OK, will, thanks.
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