Custom fonts

By default, Descript has several great fonts to spice up text clips. But if you need to use a specific font, Descript allows you to choose from Google's vast library of free fonts or import a custom file on your computer.

Adding a Google Font

  1. Add a text clip to your composition and make sure it's selected.
  2. Click the Font dropdown menu from the Layer panel and select the cloud icon next to the search field.
  3. If you know the font name you'd like to add, you can just enter it in the Search for a Google Font... bar and select it
  4. Then click Add to Drive.
  5. If you don't know the font name you'd like to add or want to search for something new in the Google Fonts library, start typing to begin browsing fonts. Once you find a font, type the name into the search bar in Descript and click Add to Drive.
    Animation showing how to search for Google fonts in Descript.

Fonts are drive-specific and accessible by all drive members.

After adding a custom font to a project, this new font will be available for all the drive members where that project is stored. If you are a member of multiple drives and want to use that font in all of them, you’ll need to add the font to a project in each drive.

Importing custom fonts from your computer

This feature is only available on Creator, Business, and Enterprise plans

Creator, Business, and Enterprise users can also import custom TTF and OTF font files from their computers directly into Descript. To do this:

  1. Add a text clip to your composition and make sure it's selected.
  2. From the Layer Panel, click the Font dropdown menu, and select the cloud icon in the search bar.
  3. Click Choose a file... to select the fonts you'd like to import (alternatively, you can drag and drop your font into the font menu), then click Open.
    Descript will automatically detect whether a font is italicized. Click the Pencil icon to change the italic categorization or rename the font if necessary.
  4. Next, click the checkbox to verify that all users have rights to use the imported font, then click Add to Drive to import the font.
Removing custom fonts

Descript does not currently support removing custom fonts from a Drive.

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