KARACHI: Widely used mobile messaging service WhatsApp was temporary down in Pakistan and other countries on Friday afternoon, according to its users.
Users in Pakistan and elsewhere reported a temporary outage of WhatsApp service on social media, which affected millions of its users around the globe.
The service of the messaging app, however, was restored around 45 minutes after initial reports of the outage.
Millions of users of the app quickly reacted to its temporary outage on social media with hashtag #whatsappdown becoming a top trend on Twitter.
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Reuters adds: Users in countries from Myanmar to Russia and Vietnam to Brazil reported that WhatsApp was down in their countries too on social media.
The extent of the outage was not immediately known, but some users reported that WhatsApp, the world’s most popular messaging service, had begun to function again about 30 minutes after initial complaints of an outage.
A spokeswoman for Facebook in Singapore said the company was investigating the matter.