Standing in an office corridor, Ouyang Yingjie, an associate at a B2C company in Shanghai, leans against a wall and talks on her cell phone. But instead of holding the phone to her ear, she holds it in front of her and speaks directly at it. She's using WeChat, a voice messaging app.
This is becoming a more usual sight in China as instant messaging and other communications have shifted into the mobile universe.
People like Ouyang are part of the growing number of messenger users that have moved on from the tether of desktop-based chat to new, mobile systems.