Drive Member Management

Descript makes it easy to add new members to your Drive for collaboration on projects. Team members can see Team projects, create new projects, initiate transcription and edit projects.


Inviting Members

First, visit your Members page at or the equivalent page in the Descript App by clicking on your Profile Icon, selecting Edit Account then clicking on the Members tab.

Now make sure that the correct Drive is selected in the dropdown in the upper right of the screen:



Here you will see a list of all of the current Drive members along with their Membership Type, including the Drive Owner which always counts as an Editor member of the drive.

Click + Add member button and a new window will appear where you can enter an email address and an optional message. If you have multiple users, paste in a comma separated list of email addresses. Once complete click Add (Basic membership) or Add and purchase (Editor membership).



We'll send an email to that address with an invitation for them to join the Drive, which they can do by clicking Accept Invitation.



If the user already has an account with Descript, and they are currently signed in, they will be prompted to Accept the invitation as the currently signed-in email.



If the user would like to join the Drive with a different email address, they can click the Logout button and they will be prompted to either sign in with a different email, or create a new account.



If the user does not currently have a Descript account or if they are not currently signed in, they will be directed to the Sign in / Sign up page directly and can proceed from there.


Once the user has accepted the invitation they can either install the downloaded Desktop application, or open the Descript desktop app (if it's already installed) and access their new drive by selecting it in the Drive Selector dropdown in the Drive View.


Additional Membership Settings

Changing Membership Type

If you would like to change the membership type of a member on the drive you may click in the ellipsis (...) button to the right of their name and select Change membership type. Here you will have the option of switching to either Basic or Editor. change-membership-type.png


Basic to Editor

If you are switching from Basic to Editor you will be charged for an additional seat on your Drive plan unless you already have an unallocated drive seat.



Editor to Basic

If you are switching from Editor to Basic you will de-allocate one paid seat on your drive.


Unallocated Drive Seats

Please note that you will be billed each month for every allocated and unallocated seat on the team drive unless changed before the end of your current billing cycle.

You can check your current drive seat allocations at (or the equivalent page in your Descript app settings) and clicking the Edit button to the right of your Subscription.


Once complete, click Change to confirm your selection.


Removing Members

To remove a member, click the Remove member button on the ellipsis menu. You will be prompted to confirm the removal with some additional details regarding your upcoming billing details.



Only the Drive Owner may remove a member from their Drive.