Gmail seemed to be down for many users across the globe on Monday but was up soon after. The outage lasted approximately four minutes, but in that time people took to social networking sites like Twitter to vent out their frustrations.
The users that were facing the outage were greeted with the message "502. That's an error. The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request. Please try after 30 seconds."
Several people have also been complaining about Chrome crashing down.
According to The Next Web, both these issues could be most probably be related and might be caused by a bug.
In what could be a related issue, we've also been seeing repeated Google Chrome browser crashes this morning for users that are signed in. Searches for the Gmail outage and Chrome crashes on Twitter are returning hundreds of results. There may, in fact, be a bug with Chrome and Gmail together that is causing the crashes, possibly related to Chrome Sync.
Scattered reports of other Google products like Calendar, Google Drive in Chrome and Google Docs going down are also being seen.
So far there is no official word from Google, clearing the air in regards to what might have caused the downtime on GMail.