Descript for Web and Desktop Preview

You will find that the Descript for Web and the new Desktop Preview have a lot of similarities and limitations. With Descript for Web, you can edit and create content in your web browser without downloading or installing the desktop app. The new Desktop Preview helps bring many performance and reliability improvements from the web version to the desktop!

This isn't just a small change — we think it’s the most powerful cloud-based editor ever built. We're talking:

  • Faster editing, transcription, importing, and publishing.
  • Instant AI effects like Eye Contact, Studio Sound, and green screen.
  • Instant project loading to fit your display and browser window with 4K streaming.
  • Cloud-based processing and storage that frees up your local drive.
  • A new recorder that uploads as you record.

How do I access Descript for Web?

  1. Visit to

  2. Open or create a project.

  3. Start editing!

How do I access Descript Preview?

  1. Download and install Descript Preview. Downloading and installing Descript.

  2. Open or create a project.

  3. Start editing!

Current limitations

Editing using a web browser or Descript Preview has a few limitations. We would recommend using Descript on an updated browser with a strong and stable internet connection to ensure the best performance.

Web browser and platform support

  • Descript for web works best on Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Edge, and Opera. You may encounter issues when using Safari. We do not support non-Chromium browsers such as Firefox or Internet Explorer.
  • Descript for web is not designed for use on small mobile screens or tablets.

Media file support

  • Maximum file size is ultimately determined by your plan. On the higher-tiered plans, 50GB is the maximum supported file size. You can find more information on our pricing page
  • See our supported file types help center page for a full list of file types that can be used with Descript for web and Descript Preview.

Export and publishing

When using Descript for web, exporting works best on Chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome, Edge, or Opera.

  • If you encounter any "Export failed" error messages, please visit our Troubleshooting video and audio export issues help center page.

  • Timeline export and batch export in a project are not supported on web.

  • If you run into issues, try exporting with our Desktop app. Alternatively, you can always select the publish tab and then download your content by clicking the download icon.

Feature Limitations

The following features are not yet supported on Descript for web or Descript Preview:

These features are fully supported on Descript's desktop app.

Recording Permissions

When you start recording in Desktop Preview for the first time, you may need to grant it access to your camera and microphone.


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