YouTube video Categories list FAQs and solutions

YouTube video Categories list FAQs and solutions. Useful detail for YouTube video Categories. Get all detail for video categories, which includes frequently asked question, solutions and much more.

All solutions for YouTube video Categories. Get detail for YouTube video category name and id list, Which categories is best for your video, YouTube Data API category ids, How to get YouTube video Categories list etc.,

YouTube video category name and id list

Here is video categories id and name list. Category ids useful when you work with YouTube Data API. Video category name useful to decide category for new uploaded video. In latest YouTube video upload dashboard finding category ids is hard work. Here listed ids are collected from old YouTube video upload interface.

IDCategory nameCategory detail
1Film & AnimationFilm category includes new film trailers, videos related to films, movie scenes, songs. Animation category includes animation videos, short cartoon stories etc.,
2Autos & VehiclesAutos & Vehicles category includes video related to cars, bikes automobiles technology, customized vehicles and much more. In short category have all related videos for Autos and Vehicles.
10MusicMusic category seems not required any instruction, as name mention what king of video it includes. Music category includes videos related to all kind of music, songs etc.,
15Pets & AnimalsPets and Animals category includes funny and amazing videos for pets and animals. In short videos related to pets and animals.
17SportsSports category includes videos for sports and sport activities. Sports, coaching, sport game videos etc., All related to sport games.
19Travel & EventsTravel & Events category includes videos for traveling tips, travel places, event videos, event tips and much more for travel and events.
20GamingGaming category includes videos for games, game hacks, tips, game reviews and much more.
22People & BlogsCategory includes videos for people, life style, things about people, blogs, website promotion, reviews and more related to People & Blogs things.
23ComedyComedy category includes comedy videos in different type, it may stand up speech, short story, animation story, any funny videos for comedy.
24EntertainmentEntertainment category have videos for entertainment, some time you may have confusion in category selection. you can select category based on video content.
25News & PoliticsAgain category it self explain which kind of videos it contains. News & Politics category can apply which have content for news or politics.
26Howto & StyleVideos which have how to tutorials, style, fashion, style tips are includes in Howto & Style category.
27EducationEducation category includes videos for education, if video is for tutorial or information and not fit in other categories, you can add it in Education category.
28Science & TechnologyVideos which have content for Science and Technology are comes in this category.
29Nonprofits & ActivismNonprofits & Activism category includes videos on Nonprofits and Activism. Videos content related to this type and not fit in other category can be use this category.

How to get latest YouTube video category list?

You can find YouTube category list in video upload process. We update above list time to time. You can also check latest YouTube video categories from YouTube. Following are steps for get latest YouTube video category list.


  1. Login to your YouTube account.
  2. Open “Your channel” from main profile menu (Top right corner).
  3. Click any video from channel.
  4. Now “Edit Video” button available below video, Press it.
  5. In Edit video interface “Advance” tab available near default Basic tab, Click and open it.
  6. Now in Advance video setting Category drop down available in second position.


  1. Login to your YouTube account.
  2. Click “Upload video” option from camera icon with plus sign (Top right corner)
  3. Upload small video with “Private” type option
  4. In upload process you will find “Advanced settings” tab, Click and open it.
  5. Now in Advance video setting Category drop down available.
(Best tool to grow your channel)

How to change YouTube video category?

Here is how to change video category on YouTube videos. You can customize and change YouTube’s video category using YouTube settings.

Following are steps for change video category from YouTube settings. By follow given steps, you can change uploaded video category in your channel.

  1. Login to your YouTube account.
  2. Open “Your channel” from main profile menu (Top right corner).
  3. Select video from list whose category you want to change.
  4. Once you click video, view video page screen open.
  5. Now “Edit Video” button available below video, Press it.
  6. In Edit video interface “Advance” tab available near default Basic tab, Click and open it.
  7. Now in Advance video setting Category drop down available in second position.
  8. Select new category from list and save changes.

YouTube video content category: Rank higher in YouTube search result

YouTube video Categories helps seo

YouTube video content categories organize channels and videos on YouTube.

Best applied category for video help audience to find video quickly. If you are uploading videos and you want rank higher in YouTube search result, you might consider which category you use to classify them.

When user search for video by keyword, result video display from all categories.

When user search video with advance option in selected category, result video display from selected categories only.

So if you set best suitable category for your video, your video have more chance to comes in right audience search result.

How to find best YouTube category for my video?

How to find best YouTube category for my video

Best applied category for video help audience to find video quickly. We knows right category for video helps in SEO and get right subscribers. So, How to find best YouTube category for my video?

Most users who searching for video sometime filter search by category. Video search by category filter helps to find related topic video in search result.

So, applying right category for your video helps to grow your subscribers. Here are some useful tips to find best YouTube category for your video.

  • First of all Analyze your video: What is video about, Type of users like to view, etc.,
  • List main keyword of your video.
  • Search keyword and list out top 10 or 15 videos categories from search result.
  • Check search result video and list related videos.
  • Now you have video list, which top in result and related to your video.
  • List out YouTube video categories from finalize related video.
  • Select best category from list where most users would expect to find your video.

How to find category of any YouTube video?

Its easy to check any YouTube video category. Actually video category in YouTube not showing directly, we need to find category from video page view-source.

For new users, find YouTube video category may hard or takes time.

Steps to find category of any YouTube video:

  1. Open video page in computer browser.
  2. Press CTRL + U or Option + Command + U for Mac.
  3. Apply search command in page source and search "category.
  4. You will find category name in search result e.g., "category\":\"Howto \\u0026 Style\".

Get video category from YouTube is not possible directly from content now. Previously video category information given in description and viewed by clicking SHOW MORE option. Now this category detail no more available with video. You need to find video category in page source as per above given steps.

How do i search YouTube video by category?

Currently No search filter available to filter video by category. also seems no detail found in official support pages too.

So, if you have question, Can i filter YouTube result by category? Answer is YouTube video result not filter by category. At least not yet as per our knowledge.

Current available YouTube video filters are following:

  • UPLOAD DATE: Last hour,Today,This week,This month,This year
  • TYPE: Video, Channel, Playlist, Movie, Show
  • DURATION: Short (< 4 minutes), Long (> 20 minutes)
  • FEATURES: Live, 4K, HD, Subtitles/CC, Creative Commons, 360°, VR180, 3D, HDR, Location, Purchased
  • SORT BY: Relevance, Upload date, View count, Rating

Quick FAQs for YouTube video categories

How many YouTube categories available for video?

YouTube have 15(Fifteen) categories for video. You will find all category list and detail Here in this page.

How do you find the category of another user YouTube video?

Not possible directly to find another user YouTube video page. Previously it found in video description. Now you can find video category from page source.

How to change YouTube video category?

YouTube video category can change or set from video upload dashboard Advance setting tab. You will find steps Here in this page.

YouTube useful resource links:

19 replies on “YouTube video Categories list FAQs and solutions”

Best suitable YouTube category for Cooking recipe, health and beauty tips. Here you have 3 different type of videos. I checked all 3 type of popular videos category and found following category common in most of videos.

Howto & Style looks best category for your channel.

Can I upload videos of art and craft on henna art channel? What category is for art and craft channel and for henna art channel?

Yes, you can upload art and craft video on henna art channel.
As per our opinion Both art and craft and henna art best fit in Howto & Style category.

For plant herbs and Ayurveda, we suggest following categories.

  • Education
  • People & Blogs

Based on your video content and future videos, you can finalize most suitable category.

Hello, Sir
I am impressed with your Article
Please Help me to find my chennal video Categories because I’m so confused
In My YouTube channel i was uploaded videos like
-How to read/download newspaper for free
– App information , benifits, review etc
– Unboxing
– Trending topics news

So tell me My chennal categorie

Another Question is

In future will my chennal face problem for monetization or after monetization for mix contains?

Please reply

You really cover range of topics.
Based on your query following categories related to content:
– Howto & Style, Education, Science & Technology, News & Politics
You can analyse other same content channel category and select from one from above list.

Mix content not issue with monetization.
But, its advisable to focus on some specific topic.
At last best content always win.

Suggestion: “People & Blogs” category for vlogs, reaction videos & self life stories videos.

Hello sir, great article. I have a question for you, my channel is specialized in making a reaction to other videos, what is the best category for my channel?

Entertainment category is best fit for videos which have content on making a reaction to other videos.

Howto & Style or Education is possible categories for your topic. Now, you can select best suitable category based on your video content.

Sorry for mistake
Which catagory should i select for uploading food eating related videos?????
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