You can send iMessages to phone numbers or email addresses if the recipient has a device which supports iMessage. To write and send iMessages, you need to set up your phone for iMessaging.
Press the message icon.
Press the new message icon.
Press To: and key in the first letters of the recipient's name.
Press the required contact.
If the recipient can receive iMessages, iMessage is displayed in the text input field.
Press the text input field and key in the required text.
Press the send icon.
You can also send pictures, video clips, audio files and different effects in your iMessage. Follow the instructions on the screen to send your iMessage with the required content.
Slide your finger upwards starting from the bottom of the screen to return to the home screen.