Private groups allow you to share the full text of PDF documents you add to the group. This allows other group members to look at exactly the same documents as you - useful when working together on a project.
Mendeley offers a number of additional features which allow you to work directly on the same documents at the same time as your collaborators.
Make changes to your Mendeley Library on the web by clicking on the "Library" tab.
Note: Remember to sync in Mendeley Desktop to make sure your changes are active everywhere you access Mendeley.
Look on the bottom left on each paper page to get know a little more about who is using the paper.