Progress bars

Progress bars are shape layers that show your viewers how much of an entire video or segment they've watched. These are great for social posts and can help keep your viewers engaged through the end of your video.

GIF of different style progress bars.

Adding a progress bar

To add a progress bar, click on the Shape menu at the top of the editor and click the Progress bar option.

Steps to add a progress bar from the Shapes menu.

Progress bar properties

You can adjust the visual aspects of your waveform by selecting it and making changes from the Properties panel.

Screenshot of Descript with various styles of progress bars


Color and opacity Adjust the color and transparency of the progress bar
Style Set the style to Bar, Ring, or Pie
Start Adjust the starting percentage; if set to 25%, your progress bar will start a quarter full.
End Adjust the ending percentage; if set to 50%, the progress bar will only fill up halfway.
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