Removing filler words

For now, filler word removal only works in English.

Descript will analyze your script and identify unnecessary “um”s and “uh”s in your composition. These filler words will have a light-blue underline in the Script Editor.

You can review and remove all detected filler words in a composition or project by selecting the  Action bar and choosing Remove filler words…; or you can choose to Find and remove filler words.

Steps to select the Action bar and choose Remove filler words from the menu.

From there, you’ll be able to see a list of all the detected filler words in the sidebar and select how you'd like to proceed.


Screenshot showing different options for removing or changing detected filler words.

You can preview each section where a filler word was identified and deal with it in one of four ways:

Delete Remove both the text and the audio
Delete and replace with gap When selected, deleted script content will be replace with a gap clip. Learn more about gap clips 
Ignore Strikethrough the text in the transcript while muting the corresponding filler word. This is useful for seeing what filler words you've removed and makes it early to bring them back if you change your mind

Remove from transcript

Remove the filler word/phrase only from the transcript. 


What are considered filler words?

While filler word removal is offered to all members, Pro subscribers get advanced contextual search algorithms to identify additional filler words and phrases in your compositions. Below is the list of filler words detect for each plan:

Free Creator Pro
    Repeated words
"mmm" "mmm" "mmm"
"um" "um" "um"
"uh" "uh" "uh"
"hm" "hm" "hm"
    "but you know"
    "I guess"
    "I mean"
    "I suppose"
    "kind of"
    "or something"
    "sort of"
    "you know"
    "you know what I mean"
    "you see"
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