Most of your meetings and social events are probably being held over video call right now. One of the most popular services, Zoom, lets you change your background so that people can't see your messy house. You also might just want some privacy so that folks, perhaps your clients or co-workers, don't see the inside of your home.
I'll show you how to set it up.
You can also use a custom picture as your Zoom background, in case you want to use a photo of your office (see my CNBC newsroom background) or a picture from one of your vacations. To do that:
You can also do this on another device, like an iPhone or iPad. You just need to make sure you have an iPhone 8 or newer, an iPad Pro or a 5th-generation iPad 9.7 or newer. The experience is pretty similar to what you do on a computer but the setup steps are different.
Correction: This story originally said virtual backgrounds are supported on Android. They are not.