How do I delete a category that I created?

If you created your own transaction subcategory, you can also delete it. Here’s how.

From the Mint app:

  1. Open the Mint app and scroll down to Recent Transactions.
  2. Select any transaction.
  3. Select Category.
  4. Find the subcategory you'd like to delete. Select the pencil icon next to it.
  5. Select Delete.
  6. Select Delete again.

From the Mint website:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Select Transactions near the top of the page.
  3. Select a transaction with the subcategory you’d like to delete.
  4. Select the arrows that appear next to the category name.
  5. Select Add/Edit Categories…
  6. Confirm you’ve selected the correct main category on the left. You’ll see your created subcategory under Your Categories.
  7. Select the X next to the subcategory you want to delete.
  8. Select DELETE.
  9. Select I’M DONE.

Transactions with the deleted subcategory will be automatically assigned to its main category.

If you had a budget for this category, it’ll be deleted.


Related Information:

How do I create a transaction category?
How do I change the category for a transaction?