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I have a YouTube video description that contains text describing a date and time of a meeting in the format of $date HH:MM - HH:MM.

However, YouTube is interpreting those as MM:SS MM:SS times and hyperlinking them to those times within the video itself.

I tried preceding the times with a backslash (i.e. \12:34) to escape the time so YouTube wouldn't interpret it as such but it did not work. See screenshots below. Advice?

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YouTube is interpreting the regex format

\d+:\d+

as timestamps to the video content. Therefore, to show time in a YouTube description without YouTube hyperlinking, a different format has to be used to represent time.

Some examples:

13 : 14 - 15 : 40
13h14 - 15h40

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