Posted by By Sarah Karam, Google Play Apps Business Development
With more than 1 billion active users in 190 countries around the world, Google
Play continues to be an important distribution platform for you to build a
global audience. To help you get your apps in front of more users, it’s
important to make them more quickly and easily discoverable in Google Play.
That’s why we rolled out major features, such as Search
listing experiments, and more, over the past year.
To improve the overall search experience, we’re introducing new app categories
and renaming a few existing ones, making them more comprehensive and relevant to
what users are looking for today.
The new categories include:
- Art & Design
- Auto & Vehicles
- Food & Drink
- House & Home
In addition, the “Transportation” category will be renamed “Maps & Navigation,”
and the “Media & Video” category will be renamed “Video Players & Editors.”
To select a new category for your app or game
- Sign in to your Google Play
- Select an app.
- On the left menu, click Store Listing.
- Under “Categorization,” select an application type and category.
- Near the top of the page, click Save draft (new apps) or Submit update
Newly added categories will be available on Google Play within 60 days. If you
choose a newly added category for an app before the category is available for
users, your current app category may change. See additional details and view our
full list of categories in the Help
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