How do I add a transaction subcategory?

You can create your own categories for your transactions in Mint. Here’s how.

From the Mint app (Android only):

  1. Open the Mint app and scroll down to Recent Transactions. Tap on see all.
  2. Find the transaction you’d like to recategorize and tap on it.
  3. Select Category.
  4. Select Add a subcategory under the category that fits best.
  5. Name your new subcategory and select SAVE.
  6. Your new subcategory is created and you can use it for any of your transactions.


  1. Sign in to
  2. Select Transactions near the top of the page.
  3. Choose the transaction you’d like to update and select its existing category.
  4. Select the arrows that appear next to the category name.
  5. Select Add/Edit Categories…
  6. Select the corresponding main category from the list and select ADD A CATEGORY.
  7. Enter the name and select SAVE.

If you want Mint to use this category for all future transactions from this merchant, you can create a rule.