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Complete List of Available Google Play Tags [2022]

by ,  Head of Marketing at AppTweak

Complete List of Available Google Play Tags [2022]

Besides choosing a category for your app or game, Google also allows you to add tags. Tags, according to Google, may affect where your app is displayed on Google Play.

Learn more about what Google Play Tags are and how to add them


How to Choose Which Tags to Add

Google Play guidelines recommend being very careful when selecting tags, and only choosing tags that clearly describe your app or game’s features or functionality. For example, a traditional crossword game could add the tags “word” or “crossword,” but should not add the tag “word search.” This is because “word search” typically refers to a different type of word game and does not describe the functionality of a traditional crossword game.

You can add up to 5 tags to your app listing. Google will present you with suggested tags, but if you think there are more relevant tags, you can choose to search through the list and add the tags that best describe your app or game. On the other hand, if your app’s features can be well described with 2 or 3 tags, it’s not necessary for you to add 5 tag slots.

Understand the impact of adding or updating Google Play Tags

Complete List of Google Play Tags

Towards the end of 2021, Google announced an updated list of tags to help you discover newer games and apps on Google Play. In the Store Listing tab on your Google Play Console, you can consult the full list of tags available to add to your app listing. You can also find the updated, complete list of the tags here:

Google Play Tags for Games Categories

  • .IO
  • 4X
  • Abstract strategy
  • Action
  • Action role-playing
  • Action strategy role-playing
  • Action-adventure
  • Adventure
  • American football
  • Arcade
  • Artillery
  • Asymmetrical battle arena
  • Auto chess
  • Baby care
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Beat ‘em up
  • Billiards
  • Bingo
  • Blackjack
  • Block puzzle
  • Board
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Brain teaser
  • Brain training
  • Brick break
  • Bubble shooter
  • Build & battle
  • Business & tycoon
  • Car racing
  • Car simulator
  • Card
  • Card battle
  • Care simulation
  • Casino
  • Casino-hybrid
  • Casual
  • Checkers
  • Chess
  • City-building
  • Collectible cards
  • Coloring
  • Combat sports
  • Construction and management simulation
  • Cricket
  • Crossword
  • Dating simulation
  • Dentist
  • Design
  • Dice
  • Doctor
  • Drag racing
  • Drawing
  • Dress-up
  • Drums
  • Educational
  • Escape the room
  • Farming
  • Fighting
  • Flight simulator
  • Go
  • Golf
  • Government & political
  • Guitar
  • Hack and slash
  • Hair salon
  • Hero shooter
  • Hidden object
  • Hockey
  • Hunting
  • Hyper-casual
  • Idle role-playing
  • Incremental
  • Interactive story
  • Language
  • Legacy simulation
  • Lifestyle simulation
  • Logic puzzle
  • Japanese role-playing
  • Jigsaw puzzle
  • Kart racing
  • Life simulation
  • Logo quiz
  • Ludo
  • Mahjong
  • Mahjong solitaire
  • Make-up
  • Massively multiplayer online role-playing
  • Match 3
  • Match-3 hybrid
  • Match-3 role-playing
  • Matching
  • Mathematics
  • Memory
  • Merge puzzle
  • Minigames
  • Motorcycle racing
  • Multiplayer online battle arena
  • Music
  • Music instrument
  • Nail salon
  • Pair matching
  • Party games
  • Performance
  • Pet
  • Physics-based
  • Physics-puzzle role-playing
  • Piano
  • Platformer
  • Poker
  • Puzzle
  • Puzzle role-playing
  • Puzzle-adventure
  • Racing
  • Racing simulator
  • Restaurant & cooking
  • Rhythmic runner
  • Roguelike
  • Role-playing
  • Rummy
  • Run and gun
  • Runner
  • Sandbox
  • Shedding
  • Shoot ‘em up
  • Shooter
  • Shooting range
  • Simulation
  • Sliding puzzle
  • Slot machine
  • Sniper
  • Soccer
  • Social simulation
  • Solitaire
  • Sports
  • Sports management
  • Strategy
  • Stunt driving
  • Survival
  • Survival horror
  • Table game
  • Tactical role-playing
  • Tactical shooter
  • Tactics
  • Teen patti
  • Tennis
  • Tile-matching
  • Time management
  • Tower defense
  • Train simulator
  • Trick-taking
  • Trivia
  • Truck racing
  • Truck simulator
  • Turn-based role-playing
  • Vehicle shooter
  • Vehicle simulation
  • Wargame
  • Winter sports
  • Word
  • Word search
  • Wrestling

Google Play Tags for App Categories

  • Activity tracker
  • Air travel
  • Art & design
  • Audio recorder
  • Audiobook
  • Auto & vehicles
  • Baby care
  • Barcode scanner
  • Baseball
  • Beauty
  • Blog
  • Boating
  • Books & reference
  • Bus
  • Business
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Call recording
  • Caller ID
  • Camera
  • Car hire
  • Children’s literature
  • Clock, alarm & timer
  • Colour by number
  • Colouring book
  • Comics
  • Communication
  • Computer-aided design
  • Cosmetics
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Dating
  • Dictionary
  • Dieting
  • Driver’s education
  • Early childhood education
  • Education
  • Email
  • Emoji
  • Emoticon
  • Encyclopaedia
  • Entertainment
  • Events
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Food delivery
  • Grammar
  • Guitar
  • Hairstyle
  • Health & fitness
  • Home automation
  • Home insurance
  • Horoscope
  • Horse racing
  • Hotels & holiday rentals
  • House & home
  • Humour
  • Insurance
  • Interior design
  • Investment
  • Job interview
  • Job seeking
  • Joke
  • Karaoke
  • Keyboard
  • Language education
  • Launcher
  • Lifestyle
  • Live television
  • Loan
  • Lock screen
  • Loyalty programme
  • Lyrics
  • Maps & navigation
  • Martial arts
  • Mathematics
  • Measurement
  • Medical
  • Meditation
  • Meet new people
  • Mirror
  • Mobile banking
  • Mobile payment
  • Movie
  • Movie tickets, reviews & listings
  • Music & audio
  • Musical instrument
  • Network connectivity
  • News & magazines
  • News aggregator
  • Notebook
  • Painting
  • Parenting
  • Password manager
  • Personal assistant
  • Personal finance
  • Personalisation
  • Photo editor
  • Photo frame
  • Photography
  • Prank
  • Primary education
  • Privacy & security
  • Productivity
  • Professional network service
  • Pronunciation
  • Public transport
  • Racing
  • Racquet sports
  • Radio
  • Recipe
  • Religious text
  • Remote control
  • Restaurant
  • Resume
  • Ringtone
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Science education
  • Self-help
  • Shopping
  • Skiing
  • Sleep
  • Social
  • Sound effect
  • Speedometer
  • Sports
  • Sports coaching
  • Study guide
  • TV
  • TV guide
  • Taxi & lift-share
  • Tennis
  • Test preparation
  • Text messaging
  • Theme
  • Tools
  • Torch
  • Train
  • Travel & local
  • Travel guide
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Vehicle shopping
  • Video call
  • Video download
  • Video editing
  • Video player
  • Video players & editors
  • Video streaming
  • Virtual private network (VPN)
  • Virtual reality
  • Wallpaper
  • Watch face
  • Weather
  • Weight loss
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wireless service provider
  • Workout
  • Yoga
  • eReader

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by ,  Head of Marketing at AppTweak

Alexandra De Clerck is Head of Marketing at AppTweak. She has helped many companies increase their online web presence and is now here to help you boost your app downloads.