A Speaker helps identify the various speakers in your script, and are needed to generate AI speech. Once you add them, they'll be copied along with their associated content as you move them into different compositions and projects.

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Adding a speaker

Place your cursor in your script where you want to add a speaker. Then, you can add a speaker by:

  1. Typing @, or using quick actions and searching for 'speaker' and selecting Insert Speaker Label.
  2. Type in the speaker's name, and selecting Create speaker (name). Alternatively you can select from one of the existing speaker labels in your project.

Screen recording for adding a speaker label into your script.

On a blank line, you can also add a speaker label by selecting ... > Add speaker label.

Screenshot showing steps for adding a speaker label to a blank line.

Moving a speaker

You can move a speaker label by dragging and dropping it to a new location in your script. As you drag the label, you'll see words in the script become highlighted in blue. Dropping it on one of these words will place the speaker before that word in the script, causing it to appear on a new paragraph line.

Screenshot showing how to move a speaker label in Descript

Changing a speaker

If you want to change an existing speaker label in your script:

  1. Click on the speaker label in the script.
  2. When changing a speaker label you can click the apply speaker button  to toggle between two options:

    • Applying the new speaker label to the end of the paragraph
    • Applying the new speaker label to all subsequent paragraphs until the next speaker change
  3. Type in the new speaker name or select from the popup menu’s list.

Screenshot showing how to change an existing speaker label

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