On Thursday, as part of its ongoing desktop redesign efforts, the business and employment-oriented social networking service known as LinkedIn rolled out a feature which would make it easier for members to message each other via a new messaging tab. 

The "smarter" messaging feature will allow members to reach out to any of their connections regardless of whether they're on the site looking at jobs or updating their profile. 

Launched in 2003, the professional networking site allows employers to post jobs and candidates to upload their resumes, and the company stated that it's seen a 40 percent rise in messaging over the past year, adding that approximately half its members now use the messaging service.