Sometimes in Minecraft one wants/needs to bridge across a gap. So far the only way I have found to do this is to crouch, walk backwards so you are overhanging the edge and then aim for the really thin visible surface on the block. This works but it's slow and painful.
I watch videos on YouTube where people seem to be building such bridges while walking forward normally, for example:
Is this a difference between Bedrock and Java? (I play on Java, but the videos seem to be playing on Bedrock) is there some trick I am missing?