Import content via a URL link

When you open a project for the first time, you will see the option to paste a video link from YouTube or GIPHY. Alternatively, you can click Project, and then in the Files section, click the link icon. Doing this will download the content and add it to your project for use.

YouTube imports are currently restricted to 720p and no longer than 2 hours in length.

Copyright Infringement

This feature does not grant you the right to use the imported content in your project. You should obtain permission to use the imported media before using it.


Before importing a Zoom recording with a link

There are a couple of things you need to set up in Zoom:

  1. Make sure you select Record to the Cloud when you start recording in Zoom. If you select Record on this Computer, you'll have to import the file from the storage location on your computer. Click here to learn how to import files into Descript from your computer.


  2. In the recording's share settings, make sure to set the "Who can view" parameter to Everyone with the recording link and that you have passcode disabled. Click here to learn more about Zoom settings for sharing cloud recordings.

Copy and paste the Zoom recording into Descript

  1. Copy the Zoom recording link:
    1. Go to your Zoom recording's window.
    2. Select the Share button to the right of your recording and select Copy.
  2. Open or create a Descript project.
  3. Open the Project panel on the right-hand side. Make sure you're looking at the Files section.
  4. Select the link icon in the top right corner.
  5. Paste the Zoom link in the text box and click Add file. After importing the recording, you should see the file or files in your Project panel.
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