Removing filler words

For now, this feature can only detect filler words in English transcripts.

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 with the Search tool.

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 replaced with a gap clip. Click here to learn more about gap clips.
Ignore Strikethrough the text in the script while removing the audio. 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 or phrase only from the script without affecting the audio.


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 detected 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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