Follow up on the latest improvements and updates.


  • Fixes a bug that created two Debug menus and prevented toggling Wordless Media on/off
Descript Labs: New Canvas selection tools
We’re adding some new tools to Descript Labs. When you select clips from the Canvas, there will be a new drop-down allowing you to apply Layout changes to
This Scene
All Scenes.
For non-script layers, this same option is mirrored on the Project sidebar.
Important note: this Labs experience is dependent on enabling the New Timeline experience first. You can disable it and leave the New Timeline on, but you cannot enable it without first enabling the New Timeline.
Sales Tax on Subscription and Transcription fees
Starting in April, subscriptions and other fees may incur additional charges for sales tax in some US states. See here for specific states, information on adding your tax details to your account, and what to do if you are tax-exempt: Do Descript subscription and transcription fees include taxes?
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a bug causing low framerate when recording with Logitech C290 cameras
  • Fixed a bug with Microsoft Surface built-in camera’s not being selectable in Descript
  • Fixed a bug preventing Basic users from changing speakers in a project
  • Fixed an issue preventing resizing the Camera preview on Windows when recording
  • Fixed a bug that created a purple line at the bottom of some exports
  • Fixed an issue on Published pages causing them to go blank when adding a comment
  • Fixed a bug where the cursor would not snap to Edit Boundaries in the Timeline
  • Fixed an issue where attempting to remove a clip on the timeline by trimming it did not take effect.
Descript version 86 is a backend update and a change to how we handle releases internally. It's being released a bit earlier than our normal cycle to facilitate those changes and get some bug fixes in place.
We'll be back to our normal two-week release cadence for v87.
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed an issue with Google authentication that could lead to login issues in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug causing some media to appear in the share page but not the project.
  • Fixed a bug that caused Quick Recordings to fail with unrecoverable files.
  • We released a backend hotfix to address a bug causing Descript Share pages load to a blank screen with no playback. No downloads or app updates are required.



Release Version 85

Editor Updates
You can now edit or add Speaker Labels to a highlighted section of your script. Just highlight a range of text in the Script and use the keyboard shortcut
Shift+2 (@)
or click the
ellipses […]
menu on the Selection toolbar.
Speaking of the Selection Toolbar, we’ve updated it to include a Dropdown menu under the Ignore (strikethrough) icon that includes options to Ignore media, Delete media, Replace with Gap Clip, and Remove from Transcript.
Drive Admin Updates
Finally, we made it so that Drive Admins can change the access level of a guest member on a Project. On individual projects, Admins can choose between Can Edit, Can Comment, and Make Owner for their guest member permissions.
Bug Fixes:
  • The keyboard shortcuts for speaker labels
    and markers
    now work as expected on non-US keyboards.
  • Fixed a bug preventing Basic users with Admin permissions from changing project members.
  • Fixed a bug causing Animations to stutter in published versions of a project.
  • Fixed an issue where the toggle for Soloing on/off in a Sequence track failed to execute.
  • Fixed a bug causing Edit in Descript projects coming from SquadCast to transcribe in English even with a different language was selected.
  • Fixes an issue on Windows devices causing screen recordings to fail and files to become unrecoverable.
We’ve made backend changes to how Exports and Publishes are processed. These changes are designed to greatly improve the reliability of exporting files, and reduce the occurrence of bugs related to:
  • Skipped frames
  • A/V sync Issues
  • Color rendering issues
This upgrade is especially notable with variable framerate files, which include most screen recordings. With these changes, you should see frame-accurate results between in-app playback and exported files.
We have observed that this change does reduce export
in some projects. We are working on improving this, but you may notice an increase in time-to-completion for some exports.
  • Fixes issues that prevented Creator and EDU plan users from Exporting in 4K
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