How do I start iMessage after a set up?

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how do i start imessage after set up?

i set it up in settings but nothing said "activation", am i looking for an icon somewhere in my apps?
 

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how do i start imessage after set up?

It's the stock messages app.. Just type a message and if the recipient is in blue instead of greyish, then it's an iMessage, if not, it's a standard message

Also, see in Settings > Messages if it looks anything like this: ImageUploadedByTapatalk1441769928.156512.jpg