Select a category and tags for your app or game
You can choose a category and add tags to your apps on the Play Console. Categories and tags help users to search for and discover the most relevant apps in the Play Store. Users can browse apps by category using a computer (play.google.com) and the Play Store app.
Choose a category
To choose a category for your app:
- Sign in to your Play Console.
- Select an app.
- On the left menu, click Store presence > Store listing.
- Under "Categorization," select an application type and category.
- Save your changes.
Note: It may take up to 24 hours for changes to be reflected on your app's page on Google Play.
To see a list of categories for apps and games, select an option below.Apps
|Art & Design||Sketchbooks, painter tools, art & design tools, coloring books|
|Auto & Vehicles||Auto shopping, auto insurance, auto price comparison, road safety, auto reviews & news|
|Beauty||Makeup tutorials, makeover tools, hair styling, beauty shopping, makeup simulators|
|Books & Reference||Book readers, reference books, text books, dictionaries, thesaurus, wikis|
|Business||Document editor/reader, package tracking, remote desktop, email management, job search|
|Comics||Comic players, comic titles|
|Communications||Messaging, chat/IM, dialers, address books, browsers, call management|
|Dating||Matchmaking, courtship, relationship building, meeting new people, finding love|
|Education||Exam preparations, study-aids, vocabulary, educational games, language learning|
|Entertainment||Streaming video, Movies, TV, interactive entertainment|
|Events||Concert tickets, sporting event tickets, ticket resales, movie tickets|
|Finance||Banking, payment, ATM finders, financial news, insurance, taxes, portfolio/trading, tip calculators|
|Food & Drink||Recipes, restaurants, food guides, wine tasting & discovery, beverage recipes|
|Health & Fitness||Personal fitness, workout tracking, diet and nutritional tips, health & safety, etc.|
|House & Home||House & apartment search, home improvement, interior decoration, mortgages, real estate|
|Libraries & Demo||Software libraries, technical demos|
|Lifestyle||Style guides, wedding & party planning, how-to guides|
|Maps & Navigation||Navigation tools, GPS, mapping, transit tools, public transportation|
|Medical||Drug & clinical references, calculators, handbooks for health-care providers, medical journals & news|
|Music & Audio||Music services, radios, music players|
|News & Magazines||Newspapers, news aggregators, magazines, blogging|
|Parenting||Pregnancy, infant care & monitoring, childcare|
|Personalization||Wallpapers, live wallpapers, home screen, lock screen, ringtones|
|Photography||Cameras, photo editing tools, photo management and sharing|
|Productivity||Notepad, to do list, keyboard, printing, calendar, backup, calculator, conversion|
|Shopping||Online shopping, auctions, coupons, price comparison, grocery lists, product reviews|
|Social||Social networking, check-in|
|Sports||Sports news & commentary, score tracking, fantasy team management, game coverage|
|Tools||Tools for Android devices|
|Travel & Local||Trip booking tools, ride sharing, taxis, city guides, local business information, trip management tools, tour booking|
|Video Players & Editors||Video players, video editors, media storage|
Action, Adventure, Arcade, Board, Card, Casino, Casual, Educational, Music, Puzzle, Racing, Role Playing, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Trivia, Word.
We encourage you to add tags to describe the content and functionality of your app for users. Tags may affect where your app is displayed on Google Play, and the peer groups you’re compared against.
To add tags to your app:
Sign in to your Play Console.
Select an app.
On the left menu, click Store presence > Store listing.
Under "Categorization," click Manage tags.
Click on the tags under “Suggested tags” to add them. If you think other tags will better reflect your app or game, you can use Search tags or scroll through the list under “Add tags” to find and add them.
Note: Your app or game can have a maximum of five tags. If your app has more than five relevant tags, we recommend you choose those that are most strongly associated with your app.
Deciding what tags to add
You should choose tags that are most obviously relevant to your app. It should be very clear to a user unfamiliar with the app why the tag is relevant based on the store listing or initial in-app experience.
For example, a multiplayer racing game with vintage cars might have the tags “Racing,” and “Car racing,” because they reflect what the game involves. This game should not have tags like “Stunt driving” (the fact that you could do stunts does not make it a stunt driving game) or tags for related game genres that might attract similar players (such as "Motorcycle racing" or “Truck racing”).
We recommend that you only change your app’s tags if you make significant changes to the content or functionality of your app, in which case you should re-evaluate your tags to ensure the five most relevant are selected.