Adding a New Speaker

To add a speaker label, move the cursor to the beginning of the text you’d like to attribute — then use your keyboard to type an @ symbol (Shift + 2).You can also click the on-screen @ symbol displayed to the right of the text. 

A popup panel will appear giving you the option to Create and Insert a Speaker  or a Marker  (Markers are like bookmarks for your Project, and you can learn more about them here).

You can use either your mouse or your keyboard to insert a Speaker Label. To use your mouse, make sure Speaker  is highlighted and click Insert . Then, type in the name of the speaker you'd like to add and click Insert again.

Inserting a New Speaker Label

Inserting an Existing Speaker

If you've already added speakers, the @ panel will display them as well (Descript will even intelligently suggest which speaker you're looking for; you can easily choose another one if it guesses wrong). With the proper name highlighted, just hit Return on your keyboard or click Insert  to add the label to the transcript.

Choosing a Different Speaker

If you'd ever like to swap one speaker label for another, that's easy: just click on the label and choose which to change it to.

Editing Speaker Labels

Want to add, delete, or merge multiple speaker labels at once? Head to the Edit Speakers menu (available via the @ panel or by clicking on any existing speaker label).

You can also rename speakers in this menu by simply clicking on a name and editing it as desired — your changes will be applied to all instances of that speaker label.

This article applies to Descript for Windows.
For help with Descript for Mac, click here.

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