MacOS Big Sur support

December 17, 2020

Descript 6.0 now officially supports MacOS Big Sur. This comes by way of a brand new video rendering engine that improves playback and export on MacOS.


December 7, 2020

We are pleased to report that a beta release of Descript with Big Sur support is available for download.

This is a beta, and there are still some known bugs, so we don't recommend upgrading to Big Sur quite yet. But if you've already upgraded, this should be helpful.

If you have any issues with the beta, we'd appreciate your feedback: Please join the beta group in our Discord community.




November 21, 2020

Descript is not yet officially supported for MacOS Big Sur. There's a bug in Big Sur that's affecting many apps like Descript that use the Electron framework, such as VSCode.

We're hard at work and hope to have a fix very soon. If you need to use Descript, we do not recommend upgrading to Big Sur at this time.

Unofficial Workaround

If you've already installed Big Sur, there's is a workaround, but it involves “unsigning” the Descript application, which means you are removing security protections and opening yourself up to risk, such as other malicious software on your computer updating Descript without your knowledge.

So while we don’t recommend you employ the following workaround, as long as you understand and accept the risks, open Terminal, and paste in this command:


sudo codesign --remove-signature /Applications/\ Helper\ \(Renderer\).app


Note that you will need to rerun this every time you update to a new version of Descript.