The new webView2 uses Microsoft Edge (Chromium) as the rendering engine to display the web content in native applications.
You can use WebView2 in one of the two scenarios:
1. Embedding the web code in different parts of the application.
2. Building the entire native application within a single WebView.
Web ecosystem & skillset
Utilize the entire web platform, libraries, tooling, and talent that exists within the web ecosystem.
Web development allows for faster deployment and iteration.
Windows 7, 8, 10 Support
Support for consistent user experience across Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Access the full set of Native APIs.
Add web code to your codebase allows for increased re-use across multiple platforms.
Microsoft provides support and adds new feature requests when WebView2 is released as GA.
Rely on an up-to-date version of Chromium with regular platform updates and security patches.
Fixed (coming soon)
Choose to package the Chromium bits in your application.
Add web components piece by piece to your application.