Facebook, which owns the three apps, hasn’t issued a statement
Facebook-owned apps Whatsapp, Instagram and Messenger were back online after a brief suspension Friday night.
At around 10:15pm Pakistan time, the social media apps went down globally. Users were unable to send or receive messages, or upload pictures and videos.
The apps, however, started functioning normally after an hour.
Facebook, which owns all the three apps, has yet to release any information on the extent of the outage and the reasons behind it.
WhatsApp, however, did thank its users for their patience.
“Thanks for your patience, that was a long 45 minutes but we are back!” WhatsApp said in a Twitter post.