The Telegraph has temporarily excised comment functionality from its re-launched website ‘until further notice’ as it seeks to drive engagement via social media channels instead.
Following the revamp bosses will assess whether or not to re-implement the feature as part of a shake-up of its audience engagement that dovetails with a new look for the title both online and in print.
A Telegraph spokesman commented: “In the process of migrating its site to a new online platform, the Telegraph has suspended the comment function in some areas under transition until further notice.
“It’s also undertaking research to understand the best way to support reader engagement, but in the meantime they can continue to comment on and share articles through Telegraph Facebook pages, or via Twitter, in the usual way.”
The Telegraph will roll out its new-look online in phases with travel, TV, lifestyle and technology already live with remaining sections continuing to operate as before for the time being, including comments.