Descript makes it easy to automatically or manually add speaker labels to your transcripts.
Descript's speaker labels are smart; once you add them to a transcript, they'll follow your content along as you cut/copy/paste into different Compositions and Projects.
Automatically adding speaker labels
To automatically identify speakers and add labels to a transcript, select "detect multiple speakers" when adding a new file. After a minute or two, Descript will launch you into the Speaker Detective.
Adding or changing labels
To add or edit a speaker label, click on the field to the left of each paragraph and typing the speaker's name. You can select a label from the dropdown list, or type a new name to add it to your list of speakers.
Adjusting label boundaries
To move a speaker boundary a few words in either direction, simply drag and drop the label to the correct boundary.
Tips for manually adding labels
- With your cursor at a speaker break, press
Command + Rto add a line break and change the speaker.
- To change the speaker label on just one paragraph, hold down
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.