This question about the 'Nearby' section of Pokémon Go addresses the current state functionality (no pawprints, Pokémon are not clickable to determine direction). It was suggested as a duplicate of this question, which details the issues from the previous update with the 'Nearby' section (all Pokémon show as 3 pawprints away).
I considered commenting on the answer of the 'previous version' question to say that the answer was out of date, in hopes of an edit... but it does technically answer the question, which I suppose is also now out of date. After reading a couple of meta posts about updating old questions/answers (see below), I'm still not sure what the right way to address this is.
I've also seen meta posts (that I can't find right now, of course... I believe it addressed the Diablo 3 Auction House) about closing questions for past versions of games, as they they probably don't help anybody since that version of the game isn't playable anymore.
- Should the first question about the "three step glitch" be closed or updated, since it is based on an older version of the game, and users shouldn't be experiencing it anymore?
- If not... should the newer question truly be considered a duplicate of the first? I'm not sure marking the new question as a duplicate will answer or help the asker, since that isn't the same issue he is experiencing.