What time to Wish Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to Someone?

What time to Wish Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to Someone?

What time to Wish Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to Someone?

The three most common greetings we use in our daily lives are Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening. It is very important to know the right time to use them, or you will look foolish. Unlike in the west, we don’t have different greetings for different times of the day. Here in India, we use the same greeting all three times. So when should you use each one?

The most important part of communication is not the words we speak. Still, rather the feelings we convey to others in that conversation. Therefore, when communicating with others, it’s important to understand how the time of day that you send your messages can impact how they are received.

For example, messages sent early in the morning or late at night can be cold and insensitive. In contrast, a letter sent during off-peak hours will give the impression that you aren’t considering their time and are rushing to get your work done regardless of them.

Wishing good morning

Timing is everything in life, as it does in almost everything. If you want your message to be received positively, it’s best to send them a good morning email or text around 6:00 am. 

Still, tailor your good morning wishes accordingly by considering their work schedule and general personality since each situation is different. For example, say they’re known for getting up early but sometimes sleep in on weekends; save your message for Monday mornings when they might appreciate it most!

10:20 am – good morning

This is a perfectly acceptable time for good morning wishes. However, if you want your greeting message to hold a bit more weight, try sending it earlier in the day. In other words, 10:20 am too late for good morning wishes, as it’s officially lunchtime by then. Of course, it’s fine to wish people good morning at any point during lunch (12:00 – 1:00 pm), but you probably don’t want to send them a midday good afternoon message until at least 12:30 pm.

Wishing good afternoon

Wishing your contacts a good afternoon has a dual purpose: first, it’s a friendly greeting. Second, it gives you an opening to ask about their afternoon plans. So when you reach out via email, text, or social media around 1:00 pm, remind them how much you miss them! Of course, if they have invited you to join them for lunch or something else in that time frame, let them know that too! Wishing good evening: While good morning and good night might seem like clear-cut terms for setting your alarm clock or bidding loved ones farewell at bedtime, their definition is subjective. Are you at work?

02:40 pm – good afternoon

This is when most of India wakes up from their sleep. This is also a good time to greet people you’ve not met yet or haven’t seen in a while. They will be refreshed, happy and positive when they see your good afternoon greeting. Also, it’s never too late for anyone to wake up and reply with a good afternoon response.

The day isn’t over yet! 03:00 pm – good evening: Once everyone has gotten out of work, you could use your smartphone or computer (no matter where you are) to send them all a good evening greeting. It’s always nice for people who have had an exhausting day at work to receive a pleasant end-of-day greeting—and an invitation for coffee!

Wishing good evening

It’s common to see messages on social media such as Good night. But how late is too late for such greetings? It can vary depending on whom you ask. Some people believe that goodnight wishes should be posted before bedtime. Others say it doesn’t matter when you post it, as long as your contacts are awake when they read it.

07:50 pm – Good evening

The word evening does not have a specific time attached to it. Evenings tend to last for varying amounts of time. Still, any mentioned times relate specifically to when you should stop saying evening and start saying good night (usually at 11 pm).

For example, saying good evening at 07:50 pm means that it would still be considered good morning in most areas of North America. If you aren’t sure what part of North America they are from, use 07:50 pm as your general rule. To avoid sounding weird or rude, try using an indirect greeting such as I hope you had a good day. This may help bypass confusion if it’s already evening where they live.


You can use these wishes as soon as the time changes, or You can also use this wishing time according to the person you are talking to. To use according to the time: If the time is from 2:00 to 5:59 in the morning, you can wish Good Morning. If the time is from 6:00 to 9:59 in the morning, you can want to Good Morning.

If the time is from 10:00 to 12:59 in the noon, you can wish Good Afternoon. If the time is from 1:00 to 3:59 in the afternoon, you can want to Good Afternoon. If the time is from 4:00 to 5:59 in the evening, you can wish Good Evening. If the time is from 6:00 to 8:59 in the evening, you can want to Good Evening.

The correct answer is a good morning when you see them or meet them. Remember that good evening wishes are said before going to bed, like a prayer before you sleep. The same thing goes for wishing people a good night, even though it’s quite late at night when you do it, such as if you happen to be watching a movie with your friends until 1 am or something. Well, happy sleeping!