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Power BI Desktop WebView2 Out Of Memory

Power BI is experiencing a problem with WebView2 running Out of memory. We have identified some of the top causes of this and have the details below. If that does not address your Out of memory problem, contact us at


Out of Memory cause: 

Custom visuals causing memory leak - If you are using any custom visuals and are running into Out of Memory crahses, please try removing the custom visuals to check if it resolves the issue. If it does, please reach out with the visual which was cauing the memory leak so we can address it. 

If you are not using any custom visuals and are still running into this, it could be due to having a lot of report pages and visuals per page. This causes the browser heap memory to exceed the 4GB limit and crash. This is sadly a limitation of chromium. 

Possible workaround 

Status: Accepted

Hi @rahulshevde ,


Thanks for your sharing about checking WebView2 issue in Power BI Desktop, it would help others who may have the same issue on the commnunity.


If anyone wants to help on this issue, you can contact the above e-mail or reply to this post.


Best Regards,
Community Support Team _ Caitlyn

Regular Visitor

Hi everyone,


one solution is at this link :


On my side, I've created a system environment variable before restarting powerbi desktop and it worked!


Environment Variable : "PBI_enableWebView2Preview"
Value: "0"


If everyone else can confirm.

Frequent Visitor

I have come across the same issue which has been causing me major grief the last few days. I couldn't make any changes to my report since when I try to open up an existing Power BI file, it loads for a few minutes and then crashes with this error before it can finish loading. I'm using the Dec version. Very frustrating. Please advise!

Frequent Visitor

Esto sigue funcionando mal!!

Not applicable

Hi, it seems that some updates make this trubble. I reinstall the BI, maybe 5x times, then it works. Sometimes there is an update very soon which fixes this. Lukas

Regular Visitor

Just experience this error on desktop. The Power BI froze for about 5 minutes and then it quitted automatically. 

New Member

Sorry ladies, gentlemen of MS:

We are getting this error in Power BI Desktop, by simply clicking on an edit request for a Power Automate script.

So I don't see the link whit Chromium or even Web browsers at all.

Not applicable

Just happened again. I was not doing nothing fancy, just editing some dax and suddenly PBI crashed and the Webview error mesage sending to this post showed up.

Regular Visitor

As GosselinGroup mentioned on 6/15/2022, I too experience this out-of-memory error when (only) using Power BI Desktop to create a Power Automate flow to send an email.


In Edit/Power Automate, when I create a new operation/step after the 'On Power BI button clicked' operation/step, I can successfully select and run the "Send an email notification (V3)" operation/step.


When I create a new operation/step, after the 'On Power BI button clicked' operation/step, I cannot successfully select and run the "Send an email (V2)" operation/step.


Power BI Desktop freezes and, approximately, 10 to 15 minutes later, the following error message displays and Power BI Desktop closes.

Create new Power Automate send email flow 3.png

Advocate II

I have been experiencing the out of memory bug without any 3rd party visuals, and then, while trying the experimental field parameter feature had PBI crash on me...


PBI Version: 2.107.841.0 64-bit (July 2022)

Edge Version 103.0.1264.71 (Official build) (64-bit)


Frequent Visitor

I have been experiencing this problem using the Zebra BI Cards version 1.2.0