The popular Apps (whatsapp, snap chat, imessage) could be banned under new laws as they use encrypted messages. The British government sees this as a potential security concern and Home Secretary (Theresa May) hopes to ban the types of messages with the controversial ‘Snooper’s charter’ aka the draft communication Data Bill.
She plans to bring up a new version of the bill. Blocked by the liberal Democrats in the last administration, the bill might go through because the Conservatives now have a majority, with the new law may be passed next year.
There is a hope, that whatsapp, snapchat, etc, are likely to stay if they might the new restrictions.