Yes, we have a lot of time in Zoom these days. And while there are a lot of people who use the built in options for a fanciful or exotic virtual background, with a little bit of experimentation using an open source broadcast tool, you can do more like adding a logo overlay, a temporary “away from the camera” animation, and advanced things like picture in a picture.
Let Ryan Straight (University of Arizona) explain it:
The software includes Open Broadcast Studio (a desktop streaming tool for Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux)-- but it’s not even being used here for broadcasting, just for managing multiple camera sources. Ryan’s method makes use of the VirtualCam plugin for OBS.
I’m going to experiment myself, but please share here what you are able to do with Ryan’s tips.